If you’ve ever come up against limitations with your no-code and low-code apps this is for you, APIs can add all sorts of functionality to your apps and have exploded in popularity within the last few years. API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.
With APIs you don’t have to expend precious resources on reinventing the wheel but instead to rely on APIs from the larger platforms, such as Salesforce Amazon, and , more recently specialized developers.
With APIs you can rent functionality to include in your applications so whether you want to send text message notifications through your app, find places on google, or incorporate video chat. There’s probably an API for you.
Here are 10 APIs that add interesting and unique functionality to your no-code apps!
Let’s you build location aware experiences and create geofences in your app
2. Assembly AI
Automatically convert audio and video files and live audio streams to text with AssemblyAI's Speech-to-Text APIs.
Receive data from hundreds of wearable devices and send home test kits with their api
The API key for seamless entry
Let’s you add usage based billing into your product
Speechly lets you extract meaning from spoken language in real‑time
Add a flexible workforce to your product through their API
Use Duffel’s API to get the power of a full-stack travel agency at your fingertips.
With Liveblock’s apis you can create performant and reliable multiplayer experiences in minutes.
But Lola, what if I don’t know how to connect APIs?
Don’t fret, I recently asked about creating APIs without code and was inundated with tons of recommendations worth checking out that let you connect APIs and even create them. Below are some of my favorite visual options?
Xano provides an easy way to bring in data from any External API. With their no-code api builder you can transform, filter, and integrate with data from anywhere.
With Backendless’s api services you can visually construct backend logic and APIs with no code required.
One of the easiest ways to connect APIs connect to 50+ apps without any code or backend.
And that’s it! Talking about no-code, low-code and APIs are my absolute jam. If you’d like to chat more and get in touch about a collaboration or just want to share thoughts on this article hit me up on Twitter or the Lunch Pail Labs website.
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