To start, Air Quality Index API is a new API that is gaining popularity in the API world because of its capability to retrieve accurate air quality data from any location worldwide. This API will retrieve the current, historical, and forecasted Air Quality Index of any location in the world. Many users request this API for research purposes to determine how the effects of bad air quality impacts their population. Also, this API will provide a list of the pollutants in the air, their respective levels, and whether or not they are exceeding safety thresholds.
Although this is not its purpose Air Quality Index API can also be used by individuals to keep track of their own health by tracking the pollutants in their environment. Before getting started, you must first understand what an API is. An acronym for application programming interface, APIs are a collection of protocols that is used to retrieve information from various applications or software. By using an API, developers have the ability to obtain the data they need without having to create it themselves by writing less lines of code.
After you have a solid understanding of what an API is and what Air Quality Index API does, we can move on to the next part. How does it work and where can you get it?
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a number between 0 and 500 that indicates how clean or polluted the air is at any given time. The higher the AQI value, the more polluted the air is and a person should consider reducing their time outside of their home or office.
To help you understand how clean or polluted the air is outside your home or office, we created an algorithm that gives you this number by giving you three pieces of information: Pollutant levels; if they exceed safety thresholds and weather conditions. By using our AQI calculator you can obtain this information in seconds and without writing any lines of code! How does it work? It’s quite simple; all you have to do is enter your city’s name and select if you want current or forecasted AQI data. After that; we will retrieve for you: the AQI level; if there are any high levels of pollutants present in your environment; and if there are any weather conditions that could be impacting your air quality (such as high levels of humidity). All of these questions and answers are provided by Air Quality Index API in JSON format; which will greatly ease your reading and understanding process.
Air Quality Index API
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.