Examples of APIs being used in real life, and where to go from here.
- Applications & clients for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, etc all interact with the respective API built for developers
- Lyft uses Twilio to send SMS messagesfor to let passengers know their ride was on its way and to communicate with drivers.
- Trulia, Yellow Pages, GrubHub all use Yelp’s API for integrating reviews into their websites.
Where to go from here
- Combine your recently acquired data visualization knowledge to visualize your Twitter followers and friends using python-twitter to connect to the API and NetworkX to visualize your relationship.
- Try creating a virtual vacation by collecting photos via APIs from Flickr or 500px.
- Great list of popular APIs to satisfy your own creative needs.