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Historical Data API
About Historical Data APIs
Get information about sports teams, players, events, the weather, and more with historical data APIs.
What is a historical data API?
A historical data application programming interface (API) is a RESTful web service. It enables developers to add historical data retrieval functionality to their client applications.
How does an API for historical data work?
A historical API utilizes the GET request method. Developers receive an API key to access the data sources of the API service provider. Endpoints are how requests are sent and received. Developers add the endpoints to their applications. Responses are formatted in JSON.
Who is a historical events API for?
The historical events APIs are for developers that want to expedite their coding tasks when adding event retrieval capabilities to projects.
Any business that researches historical data can benefit from using an API. For example, businesses in the sporting industry can find historical information for previously played games, past predictions, and team players. This would be helpful for fantasy games, fan clubs, and sports betting websites and applications.
Meteorologists can research former weather patterns with historical weather APIs too. Health professionals will find blood glucose level monitoring applications with APIs that provide historical readings helpful as well.
Why is an API for historical data important?
An API for historical data is important because developers can get their projects to market faster to meet the demand. Using one connected source to draw information from saves coding time. In addition, they bypass having to learn what the API already has perfected.
What can you expect from a historical API?
Developers can expect easy API integration. The API’s endpoints make it simple and hassle-free to add to any application or website.
Businesses can look forward to receiving accurate, reliable, and fast results to their queries.
Are there examples of free APIs for historical data?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several free and freemium APIs for historical data.
Free NBA by The API Guy is a service that retrieves historical data about games, statistics, teams, and players in the National Basketball Association. Its free Basic plan includes unlimited requests.
Another historical API on the Marketplace is Visual Crossing Weather by Visual Crossing Corporation. It is a freemium service offering with a free Basic plan. The API provides daily and hourly historical weather data. Its Basic plan has a monthly quota of 500 requests.
Best Historical Data APIs
Historical Data API SDKs
All Historical Data APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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