So, if you don’t know what an API is, or if you’re curious about how to access the pollution levels in a city near you, read on!
What Is An API?
An API is an Application Programming Interface that allows the utterance of a request that will be answered with a response.
The request can be voice, text, or another form of data, and the response can be visual or audio as well. In our case, we’re going to be using the Google Maps API to find any place in the world. For extra details on how an API works, click here !
What’s Air Quality Index?
And Why Do You Need To Use This?
Air pollution has rapidly grown into a worldwide public health concern over the last few years because of its severe impact on health. Pollution has been linked to increased risk of cancer, asthma, cardiac disease, and respiratory diseases. Air pollution can also harm people’s lungs and respiratory systems and can make existing conditions worse. Although improving air quality is a global effort, it is important to understand where these pollutants are coming from and how they can affect your life. Air quality data can help inform you about potential risks in your area so that you can take steps to protect yourself and your family.
So far, so good, right? All this scientific knowledge could be useful if you had a specific location in mind. But what if you don’t? You could spend a lot of time looking for it one by one. So, we bring you… Google Maps API!
About Google Maps API
This powerful API offers an incredible way to search for any location in the world without having
This API will retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Air Quality Index API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.