Today we’ll be discussing 5 different Web APIs that can be extremely useful for developers. These APIs are the Clipboard API, LocalStorage API, Geolocation API, History API, and the FetchAPI. We’ll be going over what each API does and providing code snippets for each one.
The Clipboard API provides the ability to respond to clipboard commands (cut, copy, and paste) as well as to asynchronously read from and write to the system clipboard.
The LocalStorage API allows you to store data locally on the user’s browser. This is useful for storing data that you need to access on a regular basis, such as user preferences or session information.
The Geolocation API allows you to request the current location of the user’s device. This is useful for applications that need to know the user’s location in order to provide them with relevant information.
Note: this feature is available on secure origins only (HTTPS). To use this feature on a web page, it must have a HTTPS address.
The History API allows you to manipulate the browser’s history (i.e., add, replace, and move entries in the history stack). This is useful for creating single page applications that need to update the URL without doing a full page refresh.
The FetchAPI provides an interface for fetching resources (including across the network). It will seem familiar if you’ve used XMLHttpRequest or other networking APIs before, but it uses Promises instead of callbacks and has a simpler interface than XMLHttpRequest.
Now you don’t need to spend countless hours trying to create the perfect web API for your projects. Instead, you can make use of existing APIs that are available and save a lot of time and effort. The 5 mentioned Web APIs — Clipboard API, LocalStorage API, Geolocation API, History API, and FetchAPI — are some of the most popular and useful ones.
All these APIs offer developers powerful features that can be used to create amazing applications across different platforms.