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Namey
The Namey API access the U.S. Census Bureau to combine last and first names to create randomized names. The API can be applied to random user profile generation in a social network setting. The... Names 08.08.2014
Astrocast
The Astrocast API communicates small bites of astronomical knowledge to any application using a GET method and JSON protocol. These details include astronomical planetary names, taxonomy, and related... Astronomy 07.14.2014
RandomProfile
RandomProfile is a profile generation service where users can create profiles for use in testing and software creation. The RandomProfile API uses REST calls, returns XML, CSV, or JSON. On each call... Database 02.20.2014
The Cat
The Cat API is a free web service providing developer access to random cat pictures. API users can specify the number of returned results, image type, image size, and the category of the cat picture... Photos 11.15.2013
RandomUser
RandomUser is an API providing developers with randomly generated users to be used as placeholders for testing. The API can return multiple results, as well as specify generated user details such as... Tools 11.15.2013
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Pixaquote
Pixaquote leverages the I Heart Quotes API to retrieve quotes of the day and random quotes in various categories. These quotes can then be embedded in photos to create memes for sharing with friends... Entertainment 05.30.2014
Randolunch
Randolunch selects a random restaurant for you to try based on your location. Perfect for when you can't decide where to eat! Restaurants 09.07.2013
Song of the day
Deprecated
This application will give you a (random) song each day (writes on your wall). You can also share a song with any of your friends. Random 11.19.2010
The New Photography
Watch the internet as it's being uploaded. Every 10 seconds it grabs the newest public photo from Flickr. Photos 11.19.2010
PlotShot Random Plot Generator
A random plot generator with a twist, this site uses the Flickr API to retrieve shots that match the plots. Sometimes the result is a series of amazing matches, other times it is funny how wrong they... Humor 02.05.2007
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Namey
The Namey API access the U.S. Census Bureau to combine last and first names to create randomized names. The API can be applied to random user profile generation in a social network setting. The... Names 08.08.2014
Astrocast
The Astrocast API communicates small bites of astronomical knowledge to any application using a GET method and JSON protocol. These details include astronomical planetary names, taxonomy, and related... Astronomy 07.14.2014
RandomProfile
RandomProfile is a profile generation service where users can create profiles for use in testing and software creation. The RandomProfile API uses REST calls, returns XML, CSV, or JSON. On each call... Database 02.20.2014
The Cat
The Cat API is a free web service providing developer access to random cat pictures. API users can specify the number of returned results, image type, image size, and the category of the cat picture... Photos 11.15.2013
RandomUser
RandomUser is an API providing developers with randomly generated users to be used as placeholders for testing. The API can return multiple results, as well as specify generated user details such as... Tools 11.15.2013
WebKnox Jokes
Begun as a research project from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Technology Dresden, WebKnox is an ontology-driven fact extraction engine built to provide direct,... Tools 10.10.2013
Tarya Technologies RandomQuotes
Tarya Technologies is a UK-based web development and programming company. On their website, they provide a handful of simple SOAP APIs that, as of this writing, are free to use. One of these is the... Entertainment 07.19.2013
Notable and Quotable Random Quote
Notable and Quotable is a free, searchable database of more than 30,000 quotations from over 6,500 persons. The database contains saying by famous people such as Jimi Hendrix, Mark Twain, and William... Entertainment 06.26.2013
Swanand Mokashi Quote Of The Day
Swanand Mokashi is the founder and CEO of Malaika Consultants LLC, a software consulting company that also offers web design and web hosting services. On his website, Swanand provides a Quote Of The... Entertainment 02.16.2013
ANU Quantum Random Number Generator
The Australian National University (ANU) provides free, truly random numbers to the public. The numbers are considered to be "truly random", because they are generated by measuring the... Tools 01.13.2013
Seth Cardoza Random Password Generator
Random Password Generator is a tool created by programmer Seth Cardoza, capable of generating random passwords to meet specified criteria. Users can select from several password length and complexity... Security 12.27.2012
Play Truly Random
Play Truly Random is a web service that provides physics-based random bits for games and interactive media, and derives randomness from game processes. Play Truly Random’s entropy bit pool is... Tools 11.27.2012
SetGetGo Random Image
The Random Image API provides users with a simple GET call to generate a random image from the web. Users can specify image height and width, and have the option of generating a random Mandelbrot... Tools 11.26.2012
SetGetGo Random Word
The Random Word API provides users with a simple GET call to generate a random word. Random Word is a RESTful API built upon the Get/Set API specification. Results are returned in JSON or JSONP... Tools 11.26.2012
SellsBrothers Excuse
SellsBrothers is the internet home of Chris Sells, Developer Tools at Telerik. SellsBrothers provides a number of services, including the Excuse API, which enables users to retrieve a random excuse... Entertainment 10.15.2012
FullerData Fortune Cookie
The FullerData Fortune Cookie API enables users to programmatically retrieve a random fortune. The "fortunes" are quotes from sci-fi novels, philosophers, anonymous sources, poets, and... Entertainment 10.09.2012
Passphrase Random Password
The service generates and returns a random password string that can be recorded as a user login credential and provided to the user for later access. One use case for this function would be the... Security 07.11.2012
Numbers
The Numbers API is a site to explore facts about numbers. Enter a number and receive a random fact, such as "15 is the number of days in each of the 24 cycles of the Chinese calendar." In... Reference 03.06.2012
Flyhour
FlyHour is a web site where users can be shown Youtube videos randomly to aid in music and new video discovery. Users also have the option to filter the videos shown by specific country, within a... Video 01.29.2012
Alagad Fortune
The Fortune API displays a random phrase from a database of quotations, much like one would find in a fortune cookie. This simple API runs over SOAP. Entertainment 01.08.2012
XML Daily Fact
This SOAP-based API allows the user to place a widget on their website that returns an XML daily fact. Daily facts focus on XML web services and the use of XML within the Microsoft .NET Framework. Random 01.03.2012
.NET Daily Fact
This SOAP-based API allows the user to place a widget on their website that returns a fact of the day reflecting all aspects of the .NET platform. Random 01.03.2012
Automeme
Automeme is an automated meme generator, churning out random nonsense on demand. The API lets users add memes to their web site or application. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in... Humor 09.09.2011
ItsThisForThat
ItsThisForThat is a fun site that randomly generates ideas for startups. The API lets users integrate the service with their own applications. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in... Other 08.10.2011
Quotations Book
Quotations Book is a quotations site that makes available its entire database of quotes (43,000+) as an XML file. It also syndicates content to Freebase/Google. Reference 06.20.2011
Wikirandom
Wikirandom is a website were users can get 1-10 randomly chosen Wikipedia pages. Wikirandom is build over the MediaWiki API, and provides it's own simple API. The WikiRandom API has only two... Reference 03.20.2011
Quotes on Design
Quotes on Design provides a free tool for developers to embed a random quote from the Quotes on Design database into their website. This can be done by embedding a JavaScript code into the website,... Other 12.28.2010
Retro Avatar
This API creates a unique random pixel image with a retro look for a given seed value. These values can be name, email, profile id and more. Random 11.20.2009
FairLuck
The FairLuck API is a random number generator intended to help casino software developers test and verify the lucksets created by their server code. By using this API, online games can offer their... Games 11.06.2009
Datanibble
Use the Datanibble service to get quotes either on-demand or updated nightly at midnight. This is a simple quotes service. You can display a quote on your site so that the pages have frequently... Reference 11.28.2008
random.org
Random.org is a true random number service that generates randomness via atmospheric noise. The random.org API gives you programmatic access to this service via Random 10.30.2008
I Heart Quotes
Use the I Heart Quotes API to get a quote of the day to put on your site. You can get geek quotes from sources such as Joel on Software, Paul Graham, Humorix, and more. In addition to geek quotes,... Reference 10.27.2008
Name Description Category Date
Pixaquote
Pixaquote leverages the I Heart Quotes API to retrieve quotes of the day and random quotes in various categories. These quotes can then be embedded in photos to create memes for sharing with friends... Entertainment 05.30.2014
Randolunch
Randolunch selects a random restaurant for you to try based on your location. Perfect for when you can't decide where to eat! Restaurants 09.07.2013
Song of the day
Deprecated
This application will give you a (random) song each day (writes on your wall). You can also share a song with any of your friends. Random 11.19.2010
The New Photography
Watch the internet as it's being uploaded. Every 10 seconds it grabs the newest public photo from Flickr. Photos 11.19.2010
PlotShot Random Plot Generator
A random plot generator with a twist, this site uses the Flickr API to retrieve shots that match the plots. Sometimes the result is a series of amazing matches, other times it is funny how wrong they... Humor 02.05.2007
Random Flickring
Flip through tagged pictures from Flickr or view them as slideshows with visual effects. Click on the image to see Lightbox effect. Mouse over Lightbox image top right or top left for next or... Widgets 02.05.2007
RandyRandom
For those who like to be inspired by random delicious bookmarks. Bookmarks 01.28.2007
Random Wikipedia Article
Flip through random articles from Wikipedia in your favorite language. Currently supported in English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Polski, Portugues, and Svenska Reference 01.09.2007
Random Feed
Randomly displays an item from the list of RSS/Atom feeds. Flip through the feed items manually or view them as slideshow. Webmasters or bloggers can also add this gadget to wherever they want. Feeds 01.09.2007

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