What is the API?
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are ready-made programming language constructs that allow the developer to build complex functionality with less effort. They “hide” more complex code from the programmer, ensuring ease of use.
For a better understanding, let’s look at the analogy with home power grids. When you want to use an electrical appliance, you just plug it in and everything works. You do not try to connect the wires directly to the current source — it is useless and, if you are not an electrician, difficult and dangerous.
The Google Maps API is a completely free, programmable, mapping service provided by Google. It can be easily placed on your site and periodically mark your location, so that customers can easily determine your location and find the office without too much trouble.
The service itself is presented in the form of a set of protocols by which computer programmers and web developers as “bricks” to raise a variety of applications. More recently, the API was closely linked to the OS and desktop applications. But over the past few years, the trend has grown so much that the API has become an indispensable tool in the web.
Bitly is the largest URL shortening service. By using the Bitly API, you will exercise the the full power of your links through automated link customization, mobile deep linking, and click analytics.
According to the service, every day Bitly users click on more than 200 million links shortened using this site. In September 2010, the number of clicks on such links exceeded 6 billion, and in more than 9 months of 2010 — more than 40.6 billion clicks (as of October 7, 2010).
It provides helpful tools for developers for all background. The Yelp Fusion API allows you to get the best local content and user reviews from millions of businesses across 32 countries. The Yelp Fusion API consists of several APIs, which are combined into a single package that allows you to make calls directly from your browser. You can also export the code snippet directly to your script.
4. Open Weather
Free weather API by the help of which you have access to current weather data, hourly, weather forecast, weather maps, historical data. It collects and processes weather data from different sources such as global and local weather models, satellites, radars and vast network of weather stations. This API also provides current and historical air pollution data such as carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
Sync email activity and campaign stats with your database, manage audiences, and view and control automation workflows. It allows you to create lists of subscribers for which you can make a newsletter. With its own message layout and message text, user name.
If you are not familiar with it, the Twilio API is an incredibly powerful tool for businesses that want to integrate voice, SMS, chat, or AI boots into their websites. Twilio supports HTTP Basic authentication. This allows you to protect the URLs on your web server so that only you and Twilio can access them.
This API can be used to get and publish media, manage and reply to comments on your media where you have been @mentioned by other Instagram users.
YouTube has two APIs available: Player APIs and Data API. The Player APIs allow you to have an embedded player, or a chromeless player that you can then customize within HTML or Flash. The Data API lets your app perform a lot of the operations available on YouTube, including uploading videos and modifying user playlists.
The Facebook API allows you to use various parts of the Facebook platform in your app, such as logging in with your Facebook username, paying for in-app purchases, displaying targeted ads, and so on.
10. Analytics Management API
The Management API provides programmatic access to Google Analytics configuration data. You can create apps to manage large or complex accounts more efficiently. Large companies with a large number of resources can automatically set up accounts. If you are developing an app for reports, the Management API will help you navigate your account.