List of 100 API doc sites

The following are about 100 openly accessible REST APIs that you can browse as a way to look at patterns and examples. Most of these REST API links are available from programmableweb.com. I highly recommend that you browse APIs by category docs from their site. I initially started gathering a list of the APIs in Programmableweb’s most popular APIs docs, but then I just started adding links as I ran across interesting APIs.

100 API doc sites

Here are 100 API doc sites. Peruse them to get a sense of the variety, but also try to identify common patterns.

  1. Google Places API docs
  2. Twitter API docs
  3. Flickr API docs
  4. Facebook’s Graph API docs
  5. Youtube API docs
  6. eBay API docs
  7. Amazon EC2 API docs
  8. Twilio API docs
  9. Last.fm API docs
  10. Bing Maps docs
  11. gpodder.net Web Service docs
  12. Google Cloud API docs
  13. Foursquare Places API docs
  14. Walmart API docs
  15. Dropbox API docs
  16. Splunk API docs
  17. Revit API docs
  18. Docusign API docs
  19. Geonames docs
  20. Adsense API docs
  21. Box API docs
  22. Amazon API docs
  23. Linkedin REST API docs
  24. Instagram API docs
  25. Zomato API docs
  26. Yahoo Social API docs
  27. Google Analytics Management API docs
  28. Yelp API docs
  29. Panaromio API docs
  30. Facebook API docs
  31. Eventful API docs
  32. Concur API docs
  33. Paypal API docs
  34. Bitly API docs
  35. Callfire API docs
  36. Reddit API docs
  37. Netvibes API docs
  38. Rhapsody API docs
  39. Donors Choose docs
  40. Sendgrid API docs
  41. Photobucket API docs
  42. Mailchimp docs
  43. Basecamp API docs
  44. Smugmug API docs
  45. NYTimes API docs
  46. USPS API docs
  47. NWS API docs
  48. Evernote API docs
  49. Stripe API docs
  50. Parse API docs
  51. Opensecrets API docs
  52. CNN API docs
  53. CTA Train Tracker API
  54. Amazon API docs
  55. Revit API docs
  56. Citygrid API docs
  57. Mapbox API docs
  58. Groupon API docs
  59. AddThis Data API docs
  60. Yahoo Weather API docs
  61. Glassdoor Jobs API docs
  62. Crunchbase API docs
  63. Zendesk API docs
  64. Validic API docs
  65. Ninja Blocks API docs
  66. Pushover API docs
  67. Pusher Client API docs
  68. Pingdom API docs
  69. Daily Mile API docs
  70. Jive docs
  71. IBM Watson docs
  72. HipChat API docs
  73. Stores API docs
  74. Alchemy API docs
  75. Indivo API 2.0 docs
  76. Socrata API docs
  77. Github API docs
  78. Mailgun API docs
  79. RiotGames API docs
  80. Basecamp API docs
  81. ESPN API docs
  82. Snap API docs
  83. SwiftType API docs
  84. Snipcart API docs
  85. VHX API docs
  86. Polldaddy API docs
  87. Gumroad API docs
  88. Formstack API docs
  89. Livefyre API docs
  90. Salesforce Chatter RESt API docs
  91. The Movie Database API docs
  92. Free Music Archive API docs
  93. Context.io docs
  94. CouchDB docs
  95. Smart Home API (Amazon Alexa) docs
  96. Coinbase docs
  97. Shopify API docs
  98. Authorize.net docs
  99. Trip Advisor docs
  100. Pinterest docs
  101. Uber docs
  102. Spotify API
  103. Trello API

I include not only impressively designed docs in this list but also docs that look like they were created by a department intern just learning HTML. The variety in the list demonstrates the wide variety of publishing tools and approaches, as well as terminology, in API docs. It seems that almost everyone does them their own way, with their own site, branding, organization, and typography.

Programmableweb.com: A directory of API doc sites on the open web

For a directory of API documentation sites on the open web, see the Programmableweb.com docs. You can browse thousands more web APIs.

Programmable web directory

Note that Programmableweb lists only open web APIs, meaning APIs that you can access on the web (which also means it’s usually a REST API). They don’t list the countless internal, firewalled APIs that many companies provide at a cost to paying customers. There are many more thousands of private APIs out there that most of us will never know about.

Activity

Activity

Look at about 5 different APIs (choose any of those listed on the page). Look for one thing that the APIs have in common. I provide a list of patterns in the next topic: Design patterns with API doc sites.

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