Free APIs

I’m a little obsessed with APIs.

They are fun to work with, especially for personal projects.

Here’s a list of fun, free, publically available API’s that I’ve been eyeing for potential new projects.


  • Bread Pun API – API for all your wholewheat bread bun kneads.
  • TheCocktailDB – An open, crowd-sourced database of drinks and cocktails from around the world.
  • Deck of Cards – An API where you can query, shuffle and deal decks of cards.
  • Dog API – The internet’s biggest collection of open source dog pictures.
  • Foursquare Places API – Get flexible access to global POI data and rich content from over 100K trusted sources and driven by millions of consumers.
  • GIPHY API – Ready to bring the engaging power of GIFs to your app through GIPHY?
  • NASA APIs – Multiple APIs available for use, including Mars Rover Photos.
  • OMDb API – The Open Movie Database (OMDb) API is a RESTful web service to obtain movie information, all content and images on the site are contributed and maintained by our users.
  • Open Emoji API – A free emoji API sourced directly from unicode.org – always up to date. _Currently under development._
  • PokéAPI – All the Pokémon data you’ll ever need in one place, easily accessible through a modern RESTful API.
  • STAPI – A Star Trek API. It’s an open source project, that anyone can contribute to.
  • SWAPI – The Star Wars API
  • Tropical Fruit and Veg – The tropicalfruitandveg.com API provides a quick simple way to integrate information on tropicalfruitandveg.com within your own website or within a mobile application.

API Aggregate Websites

I cannot vouch for the APIs listed on these sites, but they are worth browsing if you are looking for something specific or interesting.

  • API List – A collective list of APIs.
  • Rapid API – Free Public APIs for Developers APIs

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