Goal: Practice using all of the build tools that we have learned so far to create an app centered around your choice of public JSON APIs which support CORS. As always, make sure you test API calls with Postman first.
This is a multi-day project, so you'll have time to do the following:
Build an app using the Bike Index API. Your app could list all the bikes that have been registered as stolen in a given location in the past week. Or it could display statistics - for instance, you could see which manufacturer is most frequently stolen in a given area.
The Nasa APIs page has many different APIs, each with interesting data points. You could build an application around anything from the astronomy picture of the day to the Exoplanet Archive to the weather on Mars or even photos from the Mars Rover.
Here's one idea: build an application for Martians which includes Martian weather, the astronomy picture of the day, and views from the Mars Rover.
To find out more information about each endpoint on the Nasa API, click Browse APIs and then click the
+ sign by the API you're interested in checking out.
If you decide to use an API that isn't listed here, make sure to do some research and confirm that it supports CORS and that it returns JSON (unless you want to experiment with a format like XML). It is recommended to pick one project to focus on for both days so that you can have an opportunity to really build out your project.
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