Add Authentication and Billing to Your API on AWS [Tutorial]

Deployment. Authentication. Pricing. Getting an API up and running is a huge project to take on, but using RapidAPI makes it that much easier. Today, we’ll talk about how to do the following with AWS and RapidAPI. Deployment: You need to get your API deployed on servers and publicly accessible by developers around the world. …

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Add Authentication and Billing for Your API on Heroku [Tutorial]

Say you build the next big API. You have your endpoints up and running and all the functionality is complete. But before developers can start using your API, there are three big tasks to look at: Deployment: You need to get your API deployed on servers and publicly accessible by developers around the world. Authentication: …

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Create the Ultimate Slack To-Do List [TUTORIAL]

Ever feel like your to-do list or reminder applications aren’t quite perfect or customizable? I was definitely feeling the pain recently. Finally, I decided to build a custom solution with Slack so I would always have access to my to-do list. This project couldn’t have come at a better time, because we recently launched the RapidAPI …

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The Basetrip: The Ultimate Traveling API

I’m always down to travel. Whether it’s eating mango sticky rice in Vietnam, swimming with sharks in Australia, or rock climbing in California, sign me up! via GIPHY That’s why I was so excited when I found the Basetrip API. There are a good amount of travel APIs out there, including a number of flight …

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TUTORIAL: Verify Addresses with the Streetlayer API

A street address is one type of data you don’t want to get wrong. Whether you’re building an app for mailing, shipping or legal purposes, getting an address right is integral to having your product, you know, delivered. Having an invalid (or incorrectly typed) address could cause delays and annoyance for your app’s users, and …

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TUTORIAL: Use APIs to Mail Invoices Programmatically [Rails]

Emailed invoices are easy to ignore. But a physical letter? Mailed invoices can earn higher response rates–especially for overdue payments. One brand study reported that the majority (59%) of its customers  failed to pay on first billing when emailed and needed additional reminders. Yikes. On the other hand, only 29% of those billed by direct …

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Build an Alexa Flight Departure Time Skill [TUTORIAL]

We’ve all been there. You *think* your flight is on time. But sure enough, by the time you get to the airport, you find that it’s been delayed for hours. What if you could ask Alexa about your flight status before heading out the door? We built a skill that connects Alexa to the Laminar Flight …

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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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