Want to make a project for your portfolio or maybe a side project but don't know where to start?
In this video I'll show you 8 really cool APIs and give some of my own ideas for how to use each of them in a unique project that will catch people's attention.
If you need some inspiration to start a new project in 2021 be sure to watch
Printful - Lets you upload designs, preview items, and then order almost any type of merchandise via API. Printful handles shipping and manufacturing
Mux Video- Handles all the complexity of working with video, just upload the file and Mux creates multiple versions of it and pushes to a CDN. Also supports live streaming
Lob - Lets you send postcards, letters, checks, and more with a few lines of code
Twilio - Already well known for SMS, but they've expanded their product range a ton and have a bunch of new features to play around with
Plaid - Makes it easy to connect to users bank accounts and takes care of security and regulations
Google Cloud AI - Could have put a few different companies here but I like Google's AI APIs because they give you $300 in free credit, plus most people already have a Google account so sign up is easy
Coinbase - Free public API for real time crypto price data via websocket, also historical data. With an account you can place orders if you wanted to make a trading bot
Open Secrets - Provides data on pretty much any politicians in Congress, voting records, fundraising, and lobbying