This set of APIs is Amazon's entrance into the geocoding market. They let you add location data and maps to your products. Use them to track the locations of physical assets (e.g. a fleet of trucks), get alerted when an item enters/exits an area, create a map of your store locations, plan trips, and more.

$0.04/map tile, $0.50/address geocoded

This API lets you create & send physical mail, like post cards and letters. Use it to send letters to VIP customers or automate sending important documents, like contracts.

Starting at $0.67 per letter

This API lets you access a vast archive of USA money-in-politics data. Use this create visualisations of how companies and politicians are linked, inform voters, or predict market movements. You can also use this API to get alerted when companies/sectors you are interested in are mentioned.

Free (donations encouraged)

This API lets you access the latest news stories from around the world. Use it to create keyword alerts, automate social media postings, compare headlines across news sites, and more.

From $9 per month

This API lets you access job listings on a popular remote job website. Use it to set up alerts for specific job types or analyse remote work trends, salaries, etc


This weather API gives you access to a huge dataset of historical weather data that dates all the way back to 1950. Use this to create predictive models or to analyse the effect of weather on road traffic, power use, commerce, or anything else.

300 calls per month for free, then from $300 p/m

This powerful API lets you transcode videos, compress them, add subtitles, edit them, and more. Use it to auto-generate videos from text/visual content, add subtitles to social media videos, or add simple video cropping/editing to your product.

Free for videos of up to 10 minutes, then starting at ~$15 per month

This new product from Stripe lets you offer financial services to your customers. Loans, bank accounts, insurance, that sort of thing. Not really sure about use cases other than offering loans to customers, but this is well worth looking into if you're interested in finance.

Pricing is unknown as this is still in beta

This API enhances RSS by making feeds parsable as JSON and enabling webhooks, so you don't have to periodically poll for updates. Use it to build a news reader, create automations based on blog/podcast updates, generate newsletters from RSS feed updates, and more.

Starting at ~$10 per month

Convert PDFs and images into structured menu data. Use this API to make it easy for restaurants to go digital, create niche dish search engines, compare prices across restaurants etc.

Pricing TBC

This is an API for creating and running polls. Use it to create custom polls for your websites, apps, social media accounts, newsletters, and more.

1,000 free requests, then starting from $10 per month

Get profile information, interact with users, react to videos, etc. This unofficial API lets you do a whole lot on the massively popular TikTok platform. Use it to create a database of influencers, automatically grow your following, find trends, etc. There's always a risk with using unofficial APIs like this, but they can be super helpful when building MVPs or proof of concepts.

Starting at $29 p/m for 300 requests

This API can enhance any application that lets users upload photos. It makes it possible to upscale images while keeping them sharp. Use it to make sure profiles on your product look great or make a product specifically for bulk improving images (could be good for e-commerce site owners).

Starting at $250 per month

This API gives you access to current and historical from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store from 155 countries. Use it to monitor the competition or spot global trends.

Free for 3,000 requests per month, then starting at $2,500 p/m

With travel restrictions changing every day, this API lets you keep track. Use it to create travel guides, monitor deals, or create alerts for businesses.

Starting at $400 for 6 months at 250 requests per day

Transistor is a podcast hosting platform that's just released an API which lets you manage podcasts, episodes, and private podcast subscribers. Use this to automate your podcast editing and publish flow, create custom podcast embeds in your site/app, or start an exclusive community for your private podcast subscribers.

From $19 per month

An API for scheduling social media posts. There are many social media scheduling tools, but finding a decent API to automate posting & scheduling is harder than it initially seems. The Buffer API, which I use, is no longer open for new customers. Ayrshare is an API first option that lets you schedule posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, and Telegram.

Free for 300 scheduled posts p/m, then custom

An API for creating and managing audit logs. Use this API to create and manage audit logs across your products. This is especially useful if you're building some sort of business software and want to target enterprise customers.

3,000 events p/m for free, then starting at $50 p/m