What is an API?
An API (Application Programming Interface) is a collection of methods and protocols that allow systems to interact with each other. It is a set of lines of code that allows two software programs to talk to each other and exchange data.
Air Quality Index
This particular API will retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world. The Air Quality Index is a metric that rates the air quality in real-time. It takes into account particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and other indicators to calculate the overall quality of the air.
It is a measure of how clean or polluted the air is in any given place. If the AQI is between 0 and 50, it is considered good; 51-100 is moderate; 101-150 is unhealthy; 151-200 is very unhealthy; and 201-300 is hazardous. If the AQI reaches 500 or more, it means that there is extreme danger or the air quality is unknown.
The AQI has six different main categories:
1: Good2: Moderate3: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups4: Unhealthy5: Very Unhealthy6: Hazardous
An API can be used by anyone who wants to determine the current, historical or forecasted air quality at any location in the world. This information can be used for a variety of purposes; for example, by health care professionals who want to keep track of their patients’ health or by environmental activists who wish to monitor and report on pollution levels.
Enhancing US Air Quality with API
This API will retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world. This particular API will focus on enhancing US air quality since it will be available only in the United States. However, it can be used anywhere in the world since it gives access to worldwide data!
To enhance US air quality we will first need an API that can recognize pollutants in real time as well as provide historical data on pollution levels; as mentioned above this API will do just that! We can then use this data to take action against industrial polluters, who endanger human health by releasing toxic chemicals into our air.
Furthermore, it can be used by environmental activists and even environmental agencies to report on pollution levels
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.