- Choose the API: Select the data you want to get, and the service you want to use. Choose one of the many APIs available, such as news, weather, or social media.
- Register and receive an API key: The majority of APIs demand registration and supply an API key. Requests sent to the API are typically identified and authenticated using this key.
- Obtain the API documentation. The documentation for most APIs explains how to use them, including how to submit requests and the structure of responses.