7 Free Public APIs you will love as a developer💖

Tapajyoti Bose
3 min readFeb 5

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1. JSON Placeholder

JSON Placeholder is a service that provides you with fake online REST APIs for testing and prototyping. This is a go-to API for every developer.

Link: https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/

2. Google Translate

Google has a plethora of APIs, but most of them are paid. Thankfully, the Translate API provides free translations for 100+ languages, up to 500k characters per month.

Link: https://cloud.google.com/translate/docs/

3. Open Weather Map

Need to look into the crystal ball & predict the weather? Open Weather Map is a service that does just that & provides you easy access to their data via their API.

Link: https://openweathermap.org/api

4. REST Countries

REST Countries is a service that provides you with information about countries via a RESTful API. It provides you with data such as country name, capital, population, area, currencies, languages, and more.

Link: https://restcountries.com/

5. IP API

IP API is a service that provides you with information about an IP address. It exposes country, region, city, latitude, longitude, timezone, currency, and myriad other data.

People can be seen extensively using this API (https://ipapi.co/json) while building anything that requires the user’s country code.

Link: https://ipapi.co/

6. Random Data API

Random Data API is a service that provides you with random data. It is similar to JSON Placeholder, but provides random data, unlike JSON Placeholder, which delivers static data and has a few more data categories like Banks, Credit Cards & Beers up its sleeve.

Link: https://random-data-api.com/

7. The Pokemon API

The Pokemon API is a simple API for Pokemon characters, abilities, moves, etc. It has numerous endpoints for various purposes, for example: fetching characters, abilities, etc.

Recently, a GraphQL API has also been introduced, which is an incredible addition.

Link: https://pokeapi.co/

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