15 Web APIs you've never heard of

There is a huge number of web APIs available and sometimes as a web developer it can be hard to keep track of new ones. You'll find plenty of amazing APIs in our guides to the best JavaScript APIs, HTML APIs and Google APIs. Here, we've helpfully collated a list of web APIs that are not finalised yet, but are likely to become important in the following months or years. These include APIs for handling payments, connecting to sensors and more.

To stay up to date with the latest developments you can have a look at the GitHub page of the Web Incubator Community Group, or the news page of the W3C. Stay tuned, and for other helpful resources see our guide to the best website builder. And remember to keep your design files safe in cloud storage.

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Philip is a software engineer working at the Fraunhofer Institute. He has written three books and many articles on Java and JavaScript, and is the creator of Philip’s JS Recipes.