Public APIs

A collective list of JSON APIs for use in web development.

Animals

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
IUCN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species token No Go!
Petfinder Adoption No Yes Go!
RescueGroups Adoption No Yes Go!

Anime

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
AniList AniList Anime OAuth No Go!
Kitsu Kitsu Anime OAuth No Go!

Anti-Malware

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Certly Certly Link/Domain Flagging token Yes Go!
Google Safe Browsing Google Link/Domain Flagging token Yes Go!
Metacert Metacert Link Flagging token Yes Go!
VirusTotal VirusTotal File/URL Analysis token Yes Go!
Web Of Trust (WOT) Website reputation key string Yes Go!

Art & Design

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Dribbble Design OAuth No Go!
Noun Project Icons OAuth No Go!
Rijksmuseum Art No Yes Go!

Books

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
British National Bibliography Books No No Go!
Good Reads Books No Yes Go!
Google Books Books OAuth Yes Go!

Business

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
mailgun Email Service apiKey query string No Go!
markerapi Trademark Search No No Go!

Calendar

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Church Calendar Catholic liturgical calendar No No Go!
Holidays Free API for obtaining information about holidays. key string No Go!
LectServe Protestant liturgical calendar No No Go!
Non-Working Days Database of ICS files for non working days No Yes Go!

Cloud Storage & File Sharing

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Box File Sharing and Storage OAuth Yes Go!
Dropbox File Sharing and Storage OAuth Yes Go!
Google Drive File Sharing and Storage OAuth Yes Go!
OneDrive File Sharing and Storage OAuth Yes Go!

Currency Exchange

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Currencylayer Exchange rates and currency conversion apiKey query string Yes Go!
Fixer.io Exchange rates and currency conversion No Yes Go!

Development

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Adorable Avatars Generate random cartoon avatars No Yes Go!
APIs.guru Wikipedia for Web APIs, OpenAPI/Swagger specs for public APIs No Yes Go!
CDNJS Library info on CDNJS No Yes Go!
Faceplusplus A tool to detect face OAuth No Go!
Github – User Data Pull public information for a user’s github No Yes Go!
Gitter Chat for GitHub OAuth Yes Go!
Hipster Ipsum Generates Hipster Ipsum text No No Go!
JSONPlaceholder Fake data for testing and prototyping No No Go!
LiveCoding Live Coding Streaming OAuth Yes Go!
Lorem Text Generates Lorem Ipsum text X-Mashape-Key as header Yes Go!
Loripsum The “lorem ipsum” generator that doesn’t suck No No Go!
Myjson A simple JSON store for your web or mobile app No No Go!
Plino Spam filtering system No Yes Go!
Random Word Generate random word No No Go!
RandomUser Generates random user data No Yes Go!
ReqRes A hosted REST-API ready to respond to your AJAX requests No No Go!
RoboHash Generate random robot/alien avatars No Yes Go!
StackExchange Q&A forum for developers OAuth Yes Go!
Stormpath User Authentication apiKey Yes Go!
UI Faces Find and generate sample avatars for user interfaces No No Go!
UI Names Generate random fake names No Yes Go!

Documents & Productivity

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
File.io Files No Yes Go!
pdflayer API HTML/URL to PDF No Yes Go!
Todoist Todo Lists OAuth Yes Go!
Wunderlist Todo Lists OAuth Yes Go!

Data Access

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
18F US Federal Government /Developer Program No No Go!
Abbreviation Get abbreviations and meanings X-Mashape-Key as header Yes Go!
CARTO Location Information Prediction apiKey Yes Go!
Callook.info United States ham radio callsigns No Yes Go!
Celebinfo Celebrity information X-Mashape-Key as header Yes Go!
Colorado Data Engine Formatted and geolocated Colorado public data No Yes Go!
Colorado Information Marketplace Colorado State Government Open Data No Yes Go!
Data USA US Public Data No No Go!
Dronestream Tracks United States drone strikes No No Go!
fonoApi Mobile Device Description No Yes Go!
Open Government, Australia Australian Government Open Data No Yes Go!
Open Government, USA United States Government Open Data No Yes Go!
Open Government, Canada Canadian Government Open Data No No Go!
Open Government Data, India Indian Government Open Data token Yes Go!
Pearson Dictionary Data apiKey query string No Go!
Quandl Stock Market Data No Yes Go!
Represent by Open North Find Canadian Government Representatives No Yes Go!
Scoop.it Content Curation Service apiKey query string Yes Go!
Teleport Quality of Life Data No Yes Go!
Wikipedia Mediawiki Encyclopedia No Yes Go!
Wordnik Dictionary Data No No Go!
Yelp Find Local Business OAuth Yes Go!

Data Validation

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
languagelayer Language detection No Yes Go!
mailboxlayer Email address validation No Yes Go!
numverify Phone number validation No Yes Go!
vatlayer VAT number validation No Yes Go!

Environment

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
PM2.5.in PM2.5 Data of China apiKey query string No Go!

Food and Drink

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
BigOven Recipe Search X-Mashape-Key as header No Go!
BreweryDB Beer apiKey query string No Go!
Edamam Recipe Search apiKey query string Yes Go!
Food2Fork Recipe Search apiKey query string No Go!
LCBO Alcohol apiKey query string Yes Go!
PunkAPI Brewdog Beer Recipes No Yes Go!
Recipe Puppy Food No No Go!
Yummly Find food recipes No Yes Go!

Games & Comics

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Battle.net Blizzard Entertainment No Yes Go!
Chuck Norris Database Jokes No No Go!
Clash of Clans Clash of Clans Game Information No Yes Go!
Clash Royale Clash Royale Game Information No Yes Go!
Comic Vine Comics No No Go!
Deck of Cards Deck of Cards No No Go!
Eve Online Third-Party Developer Documentation OAuth required for some parts Yes Go!
Giant Bomb Video Games No No Go!
Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 Game Information apiKey query string (for some routes) Yes Go!
Magic The Gathering Magic The Gathering Game Information No No Go!
Marvel Marvel Comics No No Go!
Minecraft Minecraft server info & user info) No Yes Go!
Open Trivia Trivia Questions No Yes Go!
Pokéapi Pokémon Information No No Go!
Riot Games League of Legends Game Information apiKey Yes Go!
Steam Steam Client Interaction OAuth Yes Go!
SWAPI Star Wars Information No Yes Go!

Geocoding

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Bing Maps Create/customize digital maps based on Bing Maps data apiKey Yes Go!
GeoNames Place names and other geographical data No No Go!
GéoApi French geographical data No Yes Go!
Google Maps Create/customize digital maps based on Google Maps data apiKey query string Yes Go!
IP 2 Country Map an IP to a country No Yes Go!
IP Address Details Find geolocation with ip address No Yes Go!
Mapbox Create/customize beautiful digital maps apiKey query string Yes Go!
Mapzen Search Open Source & Open Data Global Geocoding Service No Yes Go!
Mexico Mexico RESTful zip codes API No Yes Go!
OpenCage Forward and reverse geocoding using open data No Yes Go!
OpenStreetMap Navigation, geolocation and geographical data OAuth No Go!
PostcodeData.nl Provide geolocation data based on postcode for Dutch addresses No No Go!
Postcodes.io Postcode lookup & Geolocation for the UK No Yes Go!
Utah AGRC Utah Web API for geocoding Utah addresses apiKey Yes Go!

Health

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Diabetes Logging and retrieving diabetes information No No Go!
Flutrack Influenza-like symptoms with geotracking No No Go!
Makeup Makeup Information No No Go!
Nutritionix Worlds largest verified nutrition database apiKey query string Yes Go!
USDA Nutrients National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference No Yes Go!

Machine Learning

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Clarifai Computer Vision OAuth Yes Go!
Cleverbot Web chat bot apikey Yes Go!
Wit.ai Natural Language Processing OAuth Yes Go!

Math

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Newton Symbolic and Arithmetic Math Calculator No Yes Go!

Music

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Deezer Music OAuth No Go!
Discogs Music OAuth Yes Go!
EchoNest Music No No Go!
Genius Crowdsourced lyrics and music knowledge OAuth Yes Go!
Jamendo Music OAuth Yes Go!
iTunes Search Software products No Yes Go!
LastFm Music No No Go!
Mixcloud Music No Yes Go!
MusicBrainz Music No Yes Go!
Musikki Music No Yes Go!
Musixmatch Music apikey query string Yes Go!
Songsterr Provides guitar, bass and drums tabs and chords No Yes Go!
Soundcloud Music No Yes Go!
Spotify Music OAuth required for some parts Yes Go!
Vagalume Crowdsourced lyrics and music knowledge apikey query string Yes Go!

News

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
New York Times Provides news No, but apikey is required Yes Go!

Open Source projects

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Countly Countly web analytics No No Go!
Drupal.org Drupal.org No Yes Go!
Libraries.io Open source software libraries apiKey query string Yes Go!

Personality

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
chucknorris.io JSON API for hand curated Chuck Norris jokes No Yes Go!
Forismatic Inspirational Quotes No No Go!
Medium Community of readers and writers offering unique perspectives on ideas. OAuth Yes Go!
Quotes on Design Inspirational Quotes No Yes Go!
tronalddump.io Api & web archive for the dumbest things Donald Trump has ever said No Yes Go!
Traitify Assess, collect, and analyze Personality No Yes Go!

Photography

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
500px Photography Community OAuth Yes Go!
Flickr Flickr Services OAuth Yes Go!
Gfycat Jiffier GIFs OAuth Yes Go!
Giphy Get all your gifs No Yes Go!
Imgur Images OAuth Yes Go!
ScreenShotLayer URL 2 Image No Yes Go!
Unsplash Photography OAuth Yes Go!

Science

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Fedger.io Query machine intelligence data No Yes Go!
inspirehep.net High Energy Physics info. system No Yes Go!
Launch Library Upcoming Space Launches No Yes Go!
Minor Planet Center Asterank.com Information No No Go!
NASA NASA data, including imagery No Yes Go!
Open Notify ISS astronauts, current location, etc No No Go!
Sunrise and Sunset Sunset and sunrise times for a given latitude and longitude. No No Go!
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquakes data real-time No No Go!
World Bank World Data No No Go!

Security

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
AXFR Database AXFR public database No No Go!
UK Police UK Police data No Yes Go!

Shopping

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
eBay Sell and Buy on eBay OAuth Yes Go!

Social

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Discord bot Make bots for Discord OAuth Yes Go!
Facebook API Facebook Login, Share on FB, Social Plugins, Analytics and more OAuth Yes Go!
Foursquare Interact with Foursquare users and places (geolocation-based checkins, photos, tips, events, etc) OAuth Yes Go!
Fuck Off as a Service Asks someone to fuck off No Yes Go!
Full Contact Get Social Media profiles and contact Information OAuth Yes Go!
HackerNews Social news for CS and entrepreneurship No Yes Go!
Instagram Instagram Login, Share on Instagram, Social Plugins and more OAuth Yes Go!
LinkedIn The foundation of all digital integrations with LinkedIn OAuth Yes Go!
Telegram MTProto Read and write Telegram data OAuth Yes Go!
Telegram bot Simplified HTTP version of the MTProto API for bots OAuth Yes Go!
Pinterest The world’s catalog of ideas OAuth Yes Go!
PWRTelegram bot Boosted version of the Telegram bot API OAuth Yes Go!
Reddit Homepage of the internet OAuth required for some parts Yes Go!
Slack Team Instant Messaging OAuth Yes Go!
Tumblr Read and write Tumblr Data OAuth Yes Go!
Twitch Game Streaming API OAuth Yes Go!
Twitter Read and write Twitter data OAuth Yes Go!
vk API Read and write vk dat OAuth Yes Go!

Sports/Fitness

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
City Bikes City Bikes around the world No No Go!
Ergast F1 F1 data from the beginning of the world championships in 1950 No No Go!
Fitbit Fitbit Information OAuth Yes Go!
Football-Data.org Football Data No No Go!
JCDecaux Bike JCDecaux’s self-service bicycles apiKey query string Yes Go!
Cricket Live Scores live-score X-Mashape-Key as header Yes Go!
NFL Arrests NFL Arrest Data No No Go!
Pro Motocross The RESTful AMA Pro Motocross lap times for every racer on the start gate No No Go!
Strava Connect with athletes, activities and more OAuth Yes Go!
Wger Workout manager data as exercises, muscles or equipments apiKey query string Yes Go!

Transportation

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Amadeus Travel Innovation Sandbox Travel Search – Limited usage apikey query string Yes Go!
Community Transit Transitland API No Yes Go!
Goibibo API for travel search apiKey query string Yes Go!
Indian Railways Indian Railways Information token No Go!
The Nomad List A list of the best places to live/work remotely No Yes Go!
Schiphol Airport Schiphol OAuth Yes Go!
TransitLand Transit Aggregation No Yes Go!
Transport for Atlanta, US Marta No No Go!
Transport for Belgium Belgian transport API No Yes Go!
Transport for Boston, MA, USA MBTA API No No Go!
Transport for Budapest Budapest public transport API No No Go!
Transport for Chicago, US CTA No No Go!
Transport for Czech Republic Czech transport API No No Go!
Transport for Finland Finnish transport API No No Go!
Transport for Germany Deutsche Bahn (DB) API authKey query string No Go!
Transport for Berlin third-party VBB API No Yes Go!
Transport for India India Public Transport API Api key Yes Go!
Transport for London, England TfL API No Yes Go!
Transport for Minneapolis, US NexTrip API OAuth No Go!
Transport for New York City MTA api key No Go!
Transport for Norway Norwegian transport API No No Go!
Transport for Ottawa, Canada OC Transpo next bus arrival API No No Go!
Transport for Paris, France RATP Open Data API No No Go!
Transport for Philadelphia SEPTA APIs No No Go!
Transport for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Prefeitura do Rio (City Hall) No No Go!
Transport for Sweden Public Transport consumer OAuth Yes Go!
Transport for Switzerland Swiss public transport API No Yes Go!
Transport for São Paulo, Brazil SPTrans OAuth No Go!
Transport for The Netherlands NS No No Go!
Transport for Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Metro apiKey query string Yes Go!
Transport for Toronto, Canada TTC No Yes Go!
Transport for Vancouver, Canada TransLink OAuth Yes Go!
Transport for Washington, US Washington Metro transport API OAuth Yes Go!
Transport for Madrid, Spain Madrid BUS transport API apiKey query string No Go!
Transport for Auckland, New Zealand Auckland Transport API No Yes Go!
Uber Request Uber rides, reach riders, transport things, and reward drivers OAuth Yes Go!
WhereIsMyTransport Platform for public transport data in emerging cities OAuth Yes Go!

University

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Universities List University names, countries and domains No Yes Go!

Vehicle

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Vehicles Lot of vehicles informations apiKey query string No Go!
Brazilian Vehicles and Prices Vehicles information from Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas – Fipe No Yes Go!

Video

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
An API of Ice And Fire Game Of Thrones API No Yes Go!
Dailymotion Dailymotion Developer API OAuth required for some parts Yes Go!
MovieDB Movie Data apiKey Yes Go!
Netflix Roulette Netflix database No No Go!
OMDB Open movie database No Yes Go!
Ron Swanson Quotes Television No Yes Go!
TVMaze TV Show Data No No Go!
Video download Video download API for youtube, rai.it, mediaset.it, la7.it and hundreds of other sites. No Yes Go!
Vimeo Vimeo Developer API OAuth Yes Go!
YouTube Add YouTube functionality to your sites and apps. OAuth required for some parts Yes Go!

Weather

API Description Auth HTTPS Link
Dark Sky Weather apiKey query string Yes Go!
OpenWeatherMap Weather apiKey query string No Go!
Wunderground Weather No No Go!
Yahoo! Weather Weather No Yes Go!

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