Table of Contents
- High Interest in COVID-19 Data From Software Developers
- New COVID-19 Data APIs
- Tutorials Using Coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs
- Interesting Coronavirus/COVID-19 Projects Built with RapidAPI
- Final Thoughts
The past few weeks have been challenging and uncertain. As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we are proud of our developer community — and the projects they have come up with to help track and understand COVID-19.
We wanted to share how developers have responded to this crisis, and display some of the great projects we have seen so far. We also encourage you to reach out and share if you have been working on any projects related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
High Interest in COVID-19 Data From Software Developers
Developers around the world have expressed increasing interest in coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs. The chart below shows the increasing trend of searches for these APIs since the beginning of March. Searches included in this count include “coronavirus API,” “COVID-19 API,” and other possible variations (like “corona virus API” or “API covid”).
The trend line for coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs closely resembles the trend line for new subscriptions to these APIs on RapidAPI.
The interest from developers in COVID-19 APIs is also significant enough that it made a measurable impact on RapidAPI’s organic traffic. There is a measurable increase from approximately March 8th onward (marked by the red line), which coincides with the increases in coronavirus/COVID-19 API searches and subscriptions.
Usually, weekends are marked by a decrease in organic traffic. Since interest in COVID-19 APIs began, there is a clear increase in organic traffic to RapidAPI that occurs on weekends. You can see this in the chart above, where the troughs of the wavelike pattern are much higher after the dotted red line.
We have also seen this trend in increased weekend activity extend to our new account signups. The total number of daily signups has increased, and the weekend dip has almost completely flattened as seen below.
The previous charts show clear evidence that developers are interested in coronavirus/COVID-19 data. We have observed a noticeable increase in the number of active applications powered by RapidAPI that coincides with the increasing interest in COVID-19 APIs.
This suggests developers are actually creating applications that use these APIs — not just searching or browsing for them.
New COVID-19 Data APIs
Developers are searching for coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs, and they are also creating and publishing them. At the time of posting, there are currently 11 coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs that have been added to RapidAPI by our community.
Note that RapidAPI can not guarantee the accuracy of these APIs. However, all three APIs featured below claim to be relaying information from reputable sources, including Johns Hopkins University (one of the most trusted sources of COVID-19 data).
The four COVID-19 APIs we chose to feature below are all also completely free to use.
This API uses publicly available data about current confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries of the COVID-19 virus compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Data returned includes confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries, and last reporting data. This data is filterable by country.
2. COVID-19 API [Free]
This API allows you to follow the progress of the coronavirus around the world. Data returned includes the number of new, active, critical, recovered, and total cases by country. You can also get historical COVID-19 data filtered by country.
This API provides real-time information about the coronavirus from Worldometer, CDC.gov, and Johns Hopkins University. This API gives you flexibility on what is returned, you can filter by country, see global statistics, or historical trends. The API also includes an endpoint with mask usage instructions.
3. Insights Quotient COVID-19 API [Free]
This API allows you to query the underlying multidimensional models UST Global’s Data Engineering team has developed.
Check out the full collection of coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs available on RapidAPI for more.
We are also excited to see a number of tutorials created by developers using the coronavirus/COVID-19 APIs available on RapidAPI. Here are a few that we have seen so far.
This tutorial by Doctor Code walks through the basic steps of making a COVID-19 dashboard using the Coronavirus Monitor API on RapidAPI. The tutorial shows you how to retrieve data using the API, and display it on a customizable web page.
This tutorial shows you how to stay up to date and filter COVID-19 statistics by country and region, using ScriptRunner and RapidAPI.
A collection of various dashboards, maps, and other projects currently available, plus some advice on how to create your own COVID-19 project and where to find data.
A number of developers have created interesting and informative projects using APIs on RapidAPI. We wanted to share some of them here, and encourage you to share any projects you might be working on.
This dashboard shows an updating count of COVID-19 cases and details per country and worldwide.
This mobile app shows an updating count of cases and other details.
#100DaysOfCode #AndroidDev #Kotlin
I just Made a Covid-19 Tracker using API and Kotlin
Nb: I used an API provided by RapidApi and the data are correct
I will Lately change the design of the App pic.twitter.com/XE0VH4fRxq
— DoctorCode (@DoctorCode2) March 15, 2020
This dashboard from Signalpattern collects data from multiple sources and displays it in one dashboard.
This dashboard was built in Salesforce by Raghu Sanivarapu and features a map and searchable data by country.
This table shows COVID-19 stats filtered by Country, State (US), State (Australia), Province (Canada), or Province (China). Data in the table includes confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries, fatality rate, recovery rate, and more.
This dashboard includes the latest stats from Johns Hopkins and the NY Times. It also includes a heat map, and daily and cumulative graphs and charts.
Thank you to everyone in our community who has listed APIs, created tutorials, or shared projects relating to the coronavirus/COVID-19. We will continue to add to this post and welcome contributions from our community. Feel free to share what you have been working on by tagging us on Twitter or Facebook, or emailing us at [email protected].
Again, we are humbled to see how proactive the developer community has been in response to this crisis and hope you are all staying safe, healthy, and informed.