What is an API?
An API is an Application Programming Interface that allows users to connect to different applications and services. These connections are made possible with APIs that provide a link between systems. They function as a middleman that connects two pieces of software with each other. In other words, APIs are the link between applications or software programs that allow them to communicate with each other. This can happen in the form of data, images, or even commands like a “search” request.
What is an air quality API?
Air quality APIs are Application Programming Interfaces that allow users to access air quality information. This information can be gathered from anywhere in the world as they can query different databases. The data they provide will be related to pollutants, measurements, levels, and so on. With an air quality API users can get results regarding their local area or anywhere in the world. These APIs function based on names or geographical coordinates of a location.
Air quality APIs allow for easy querying of data and fast delivery. The information retrieved can be used for a variety of purposes such as for educational purposes and studies, for scientific research, for tracking air pollution levels in real time, and more. Depending on the type of air quality API users will receive different types of data and features. But most importantly these APIs provide reliable information that is accurate and up-to-date.
What is Air Quality Index ?
Air Quality Index is an indicator that measures air quality levels and informs people about how clean the air around them is. In other words, it measures how polluted the air is due to toxic substances like dust, smoke, CO2 levels, visibility reduction, and so on. On a scale from 0 to 500, 0 being excellent and 500 being hazardous, AQI ranges from 0 to 500 (good to hazardous).
Air Quality Indexes usually offer information regarding current conditions but they also provide historical data available online using portals like Google Maps and OpenAQ. This way people can check how the air conditions have changed over time and estimate future conditions. Also it will allow comparatives between two specific locations allowing comparison of pollution across cities worldwide!
The BEACON platform allows you to track your own
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.