NASA API Profile: Explore the Cosmos with Code

Welcome back to #12DaysOfAPIs! Today, we’re blasting off with the NASA API. What you can do with the NASA API We can pretty all much agree, space is awesome. Navigating the all of NASA’s APIs though is a little tricky. According to Programmable Web,  NASA has 62 (!!) public APIs. While NASA’s API developer portal and …

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Lob API Profile: Send Physical Mail Programmatically

We’re back with #12DaysOfAPIs, our series to help you get inspired for a side project this holiday season. Today, we’re talking about the Lob API with Growth Engineer Shrav Mehta. Ok, so what is the Lob API?  Lob is an API company that lets you send physical mail programmatically and at scale. That means that you …

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GIPHY API Profile: Make Your Project More Fun with GIFs

We’ll be the first to admit, we love a good GIF. Who doesn’t? For this 12 Days of APIs profile, we talked to Product Engineer Tim Frietas to learn more about the GIPHY API so awesome. Fair warning, there are plenty of GIFs ahead. We couldn’t resist 🙂 So, why is the internet obsessed with …

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Square API Profile: Online Transactions With Less Liability

There’s no better time of year than the holiday break to work on a side project. We’re writing up profiles of APIs over the next 12 days so you can get inspired. Today, we’re highlighting Square’s eCommerce API! There’s a lot of eCommerce APIs out there, but we talked to Developer Evangelist Tristan Sokol on what …

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Postmates API Profile: Add Door-to-Door Delivery to Your App

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: there are a LOT of cool APIs out there. That’s why we’re starting a series this holiday season dedicated to exploring some of our favorite APIs. We’re calling it….12 days of APIs! To kick things off, we’re profiling delivery service, Postmates. We spoke to Postmates’ Partner Engineer Andrew …

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GIPHY and Twilio “Text a GIF” Project [API Smash]

One of the reasons that we built RapidAPI is to make it easier to call multiple APIs through one console. No more juggling multiple API libraries! We’re starting a series where we smash two APIs together to make a project. Today? We’re putting together GIPHY and Twilio to make “Text A GIF” script that texts someone a GIF based …

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How to Navigate and Connect to Instagram’s API [Tutorial]

Instagram is pretty dang popular. According to its press page, Instagram has over 500 million users and receives 95 million video and photo uploads daily. Now that they’ve added live and ephemeral video features, that number should only get bigger. However, connecting to the Instagram API to build stuff can be a pain in the…app (#punintended). This …

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Project Highlight: SaveURPlanet Uses APIs to Calculate Carbon Footprint

Climate change is a serious issue on a lot of people’s minds these days. But we can’t all pull a Leonardo DiCaprio and make a record-breaking documentary on the subject. How does an everyday person make a difference? Enter SaveUrPlanet.  This app, built in just 24 hours at MLHPrime’s Southwest Regional hackathon, measures a user’s carbon footprint in …

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Moderate NSFW Images and Video with Clarifai API [Tutorial]

Let’s face it: nudity is an inevitable part of the internet. Spend enough time online and you’re bound to come across some raunchy imagery (whether you intend to or not!). If you’re building an app or website, it’s important to filter out any “not safe for work” (NSFW) images or video that may be uploaded. …

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