Whether you’re an experienced developer, or new grad,

APIs can be a great way to quickly move your app idea from the drawing board and onto the world’s devices.

Most Useful APIs for Developers.

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API’s are a quick way to get and manipulate data from other web services for your app or site.

It’s also common to create “mashups” using the overlapping data from multiple APIs (such as geospatial data) to create new functionality.
Google APIs

- Google APIs: An ever-changing list of 57 Google APIs.

- Google Analytics API: Measure user interactions with your site or app across multiple devices.

Youtube API: Choose from the data or players API to embed types of players or offer Youtube search capabilities.
Ad Exchange Buyer API: Lets you manage your Ad Exchange Buyer Account

AD Exchange Seller API: Enables you to manage your Ad Exchange Seller Account.

Picasa Web Albums API: Allows websites and apps to integrate Picasa Web Albums by creating albums, uploading or retrieving photos
Blogger API: View and update blogger content, query for posts that match criteria.

Google Fonts API: Use a variety of custom fonts from Google on most modern browsers.

Google Translate API: Detect and translate the language of text in your site with the only javascript.
Google Geocoding API: Create interactive maps with Google Maps.

developers should check out this basic project by Google on using APIs.

Yahoo APIs 👇

Yahoo APIs: Yahoo’s 7 APIs can be coupled with a variety of their other web tools and development platforms.

Yahoo Connected TV API: Enables users to write TV apps in Javascript to deliver dynamic content.
Yahoo RSS Feeds API: Enables users to pull up content from sites sharing new posts on Yahoo RSS feeds.

Yahoo APT API: Buy and Sell advertising on Yahoo through this API.

Yahoo Search Marketing API: Allows access to Yahoo marketing data for managing marketing campaigns.
Social Media

Social media APIs are used for a variety of reasons.

The ability to log into a site using a social media profile helps users quickly access content, and keep the number of separate accounts and passwords they have to keep track of low.
Twitter API: Enables an app to interact with most of Twitter’s functions.

Scoop.it API: Find data on scoop.it users, topics, and posts.

Facebook APIs: For ads, games, payments, login, sharing stats, and user data.
Tumblr API: Create new ways to use Tumblr with access to content, likes, followers, and drafts.

Instagram API: Search photos by location, user, tags, view trending photos, and make custom items.

Flickr API: Search through user Flickr content, contacts, upload or replace photos.
Linkedin API: Enables apps to connect to user accounts, data, connections,groups, communications, and social streams.

Google+ API: Enables apps to login to Google+ view connections, groups, posts, and contact information.
Meetup API: Integrate Meetup groups and the corresponding data with larger apps or websites.

Pinterest API: Enables apps to view the most clicked-through or repinned Pins, view related posts, and user profiles.
More Interesting APIs 👇

WordPress API: A variety of ways to extend WordPress through plugins.

Vimeo API: Search for data on videos, groups, channels, albums, and activity

Bit.ly API: Shorten URL’s, search and analyze links with this API.
Amazon S3: Use Amazon storage to utilize your own API. Free tier includes 5GB storage, 20,000 Ger Requests, and 2,000 Put requests.

Europeana APIs: Build applications that utilize a wealth of cultural heritage objects in the Europeana repository.
- Reddit
The Reddit APITrack this API allows users to access the user-submitted and rated stories on reddit.com. It also provides advanced functionality, including user account information and subreddit moderation.
- Hacker News
Hacker News has made its data available for programmatic access in near real-time for iOS & Android and web-enabled devices that implement Firebase.

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