Best APIs for Hackathons, Useful APIs

List of APIs that are useful for Hackathons!
Top 50 Most Popular APIs on RapidAPI (2019)RapidAPI blog
Supercharge your AppSupercharge your AppDiscover and connect to thousands of APIs in the world's largest API Hub
Best APIs for Hackathons, Useful APIs

Social API

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Location API

  • Google Maps
  • Google Places
  • Yelp

Communication API

  • Twilio
  • SendGrid

Payment API

  • Paypal
  • BraveNewCoin

Music API

  • Spotify
  • musiXmatch

Food & Nutrition API

  • Spoonacular

Install SDK for NodeJS


To utilize unirest for node.js install the the npm module:

$ npm install unirest

After installing the npm package you can now start simplifying requests like so:

var unirest = require('unirest');

Creating Request

.header("X-RapidAPI-Key", "SIGN-UP-FOR-KEY")
.header("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
.end(function (result) {
  console.log(result.status, result.headers, result.body);
OAuth2 Authentication
Client ID
Client Secret
OAuth2 Authentication