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good APIs for mashups

List of data APIs that require no server-side auth or private credentials, and are thus good for small browser-only JS projects.

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Backends as a service

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  • jsonp.jit.su
  • Kimono – "Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds"
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sunwooz Feb 14, 2013

Hey Aidan! I'm glad to see you're still helping newbs like me.

http://www.tokbox.com/opentok/api/features Opentok API for a videochat application.

I'll update this as I remember more.

sunwooz commented Feb 14, 2013

Hey Aidan! I'm glad to see you're still helping newbs like me.

http://www.tokbox.com/opentok/api/features Opentok API for a videochat application.

I'll update this as I remember more.

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pencilking2002 Feb 14, 2013

I really like Kinetic.js for html5 games and animations. The concepts are based on flash and its very user friendly to start. http://www.html5canvastutorials.com/kineticjs/html5-canvas-drag-and-drop-the-stage-with-kineticjs/

I really like Kinetic.js for html5 games and animations. The concepts are based on flash and its very user friendly to start. http://www.html5canvastutorials.com/kineticjs/html5-canvas-drag-and-drop-the-stage-with-kineticjs/

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afeld Feb 14, 2013

@softprops the docs make exposing the API key sound scary... does it just identify the user, or actually allow the API to make changes on behalf of them? (I would hope the former)

@pencilking2002 sure, tons of good JS libraries for widgets, drawing, animation, etc. - I just meant REST APIs for getting 3rd-party data

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afeld commented Feb 14, 2013

@softprops the docs make exposing the API key sound scary... does it just identify the user, or actually allow the API to make changes on behalf of them? (I would hope the former)

@pencilking2002 sure, tons of good JS libraries for widgets, drawing, animation, etc. - I just meant REST APIs for getting 3rd-party data

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UriWeg commented Feb 14, 2013

twilio

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jkwade Feb 14, 2013

Balanced isn't read-only, but it's a REST API sans OAuth:
https://github.com/balanced/balanced-api

jkwade commented Feb 14, 2013

Balanced isn't read-only, but it's a REST API sans OAuth:
https://github.com/balanced/balanced-api

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shurane Feb 14, 2013

http://webshell.io/ looks a bit promising too. It's... sort of like an API for APIs. but allowing for easy mashing up.

shurane commented Feb 14, 2013

http://webshell.io/ looks a bit promising too. It's... sort of like an API for APIs. but allowing for easy mashing up.

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afuchs Feb 14, 2013

You can use Aviary to edit any photo with a public url (from tumblr, foursquare, facebook, flickr, etc). On save, it spits back out a url to the saved image which you can publish back to the platform.

afuchs commented Feb 14, 2013

You can use Aviary to edit any photo with a public url (from tumblr, foursquare, facebook, flickr, etc). On save, it spits back out a url to the saved image which you can publish back to the platform.

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twilio++

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theycallmeswift Feb 15, 2013

Would love to see some SendGrid action on here too.

Would love to see some SendGrid action on here too.

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orianmarx Mar 30, 2013

We have a number of no-auth endpoints at App.net (anything that has Token:None on this list http://developers.app.net/docs/resources/ )

We have a number of no-auth endpoints at App.net (anything that has Token:None on this list http://developers.app.net/docs/resources/ )

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jedahan Apr 5, 2013

http://scrAPI.org has metropolitan museum of art data, all from their website :)

jedahan commented Apr 5, 2013

http://scrAPI.org has metropolitan museum of art data, all from their website :)

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philgyford Oct 9, 2015

Should Twitter's REST API still be on here, given it requires authentication now?

Should Twitter's REST API still be on here, given it requires authentication now?

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afeld Nov 14, 2015

@philgyford Good catch, thanks!

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afeld commented Nov 14, 2015

@philgyford Good catch, thanks!

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kellyjandrews Jun 11, 2016

@afeld thanks for this - helpful!

@afeld thanks for this - helpful!

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aershov24 Jan 29, 2018

OpenUV - Global UV Index Forecast API for Sun Safety information: https://www.openuv.io

OpenUV - Global UV Index Forecast API for Sun Safety information: https://www.openuv.io

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