10 Most Popular Data APIs

Data and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) go hand-in-hand. Application developers connect to endless sorts of data repositories with APIs, and ProgrammableWeb is the source to discover the best ones for their applications.

The Data category includes hundreds of APIs for accessing data about sports, business analytics, food, travel, ecommerce, health, contacts, weather, real estate, history, demographics, finance, and dozens of other categories. The category also includes news and how-to articles about data privacy, compliance, and other pertinent content.  This is also the place to find dozens of data analytics APIs and other tools.

Here are the ten most popular Data APIs based on ProgrammableWeb user page visits.

1. Betfair API

The Betfair Exchange APITrack this API is the Platform on which developers can build customized betting tools and interfaces to use with the Betfair Sports Exchange for themselves or for other Betfair customers. Find markets, place bets, check current bet details, betting history and account statements with this API.

2. Edamam Food Database API

Edamam provides nutrition analysis services. The Edamam Food Database APITrack this API provides tools to find nutrition and diet data for generic foods, packaged foods, and restaurant meals. It uses Natural Language Processing to extract food entities from unstructured text. It enables querying for a food item by given nutrient quantity, brand, keyword, name or UPC/Barcode, and returns nutrition facts for a given food, like macro and micronutrients, allergen labels and more.

3. Sportradar Sports Data APIs

Sportradar's data coverage includes all major U.S. sports, plus hundreds of leagues throughout the world. Data including team schedules, standings, player statistics, play-by-play, live images, match scores and much more can be retrieved via Sportsradar APIsTrack this API. The APIs cover NFL, NHL, eSports, MLB, NASCAR, Tennis, Soccer, Formula 1, Cricket, Darts, Horse Racing and dozens of other sports.

4. Weather2020 API

Weather2020 provides predictive weather analytics using Lezak Recurring Cycle (LRC) technology, which identifies a cycling pattern of weather indicators that influence the weather. The Weather2020 APITrack this API provides accurate long-range forecasts, 2-weeks of written forecasts as well as video forecasts and education.

5. App Annie API

App Annie is a metrics tracking service for applications that offers ranking, metrics, and intelligence. The App Annie APITrack this API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of App Annie with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving application metrics and sales, accessing metric data, and managing user and account information.

6. FlightStats API

FlightStats provides real-time global flight data to travel companies and other professionals. FlightStats Flex APIsTrack this API enable users to retrieve data about flights, airports, fleets, routes, schedules, ratings, airline references, delay index, and weather information. The APIs feature REST architecture, supporting JSON, JSONP, XML formats as well as SOAP.

7. Premier League Live Scores API

The (Unofficial) Premier League Live Scores APITrack this API allows developers to retrieve historical data as well as and current season results, scorers, lineups, substitutes, events, statistics and much more all with live updates. The Premier League is a professional English football league. This service is provided by an independent developer.

8. NOAA Climate Data Online API

NOAA Climate Data Online APITrack this API provides access to accumulated data on climate for locations worldwide but with emphasis on the continental United States. Data sum conditions recorded annually, by month, by day, and even hourly. Available data include recorded temperatures, normal temperature ranges, heating and cooling degree days, precipitation, and drought conditions. API methods support retrieval of data for a specified time range (annual, hourly, daily, etc.), and dataset: locations, reporting stations, and particular data elements.

9. Open Food Facts API

The Open Food Facts APITrack this API provides access to data and information on food products from around the world. Access extensive data on product ingredients, nutrition facts, allergens, additives, and search/filter by product or brand. This free and open API is JSON based and accessed over HTTP using product barcode information.

Open Food Facts API

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10 Unofficial SpaceX API

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The Unofficial SpaceX Open Source REST APITrack this API provides rocket, core, capsule, pad, and launch data. This public API does not require Authentication and includes endpoints for launches, rockets, capsules, company info, roadster Info, and others.

The list above is just the tip of the iceberg for more than 1400 APIs, 1075 SDKs, and 538 Source Code Samples, check out ProgrammableWeb's Data category.

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