{"_id":"57489ca5d929e919006ed4b3","parentDoc":null,"version":{"_id":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bf","__v":6,"project":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bc","createdAt":"2016-05-26T03:02:50.849Z","releaseDate":"2016-05-26T03:02:50.849Z","categories":["5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9c0","574899e7e8c6a420000b7314","57489c11d929e919006ed4ae","57489c82d929e919006ed4b1","57489ce91b345d0e004e5231","5748a82e1b345d0e004e5256"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"project":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bc","user":"5706caf0adbf4d1900caf110","__v":1,"category":{"_id":"57489c82d929e919006ed4b1","project":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bc","version":"5746675a5aa03c0e00fce9bf","__v":0,"sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2016-05-27T19:14:10.194Z","from_sync":false,"order":3,"slug":"apis","title":"APIs"},"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2016-05-27T19:14:45.167Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":1,"body":"Many \"blocks\" on Blockspring require you to signup for an API before they can be used. \n\nFor example, <a href=\"https://blockspring.blockspring.com/pkpp1233/search-for-tweets\">this block</a> lets you search for tweets.  Before you can run the block, you will need to connect Twitter to Blockspring. When you click a block that requires a connection, but you do not already have one, the steps will be given on the page. \n\n### Free vs. Paid APIs\nSome API providers allow free usage of their API while others require payment.  If an API is not free, you will likely need to provide payment info when creating an account on the API provider's website.\n\nBlockspring does not charge you for running any API.  If an API requires payment, and you do not have an active account with that API provider, running a block with the API will return an error. \n\n### See the APIs you have signed up for\nYou can see a list of all APIs you have signed up for on these two pages:\n<a href=\"https://open.blockspring.com/settings/applications\">APIs that use OAuth</a>\n<a href=\"https://open.blockspring.com/settings/secrets\">APIs that use secrets</a>\n\nIf you are part of an organization, and also have access to view your organization's connections, you can see the connections on these two pages:\n<a href=\"https://open.blockspring.com/organization/applications\">Organization APIs that use OAuth</a>\n<a href=\"https://open.blockspring.com/organization/secrets\">Organization APIs that use secrets</a>","excerpt":"","slug":"signing-up-for-an-ap","type":"basic","title":"Signing up for an API"}

Signing up for an API


Many "blocks" on Blockspring require you to signup for an API before they can be used. For example, <a href="https://blockspring.blockspring.com/pkpp1233/search-for-tweets">this block</a> lets you search for tweets. Before you can run the block, you will need to connect Twitter to Blockspring. When you click a block that requires a connection, but you do not already have one, the steps will be given on the page. ### Free vs. Paid APIs Some API providers allow free usage of their API while others require payment. If an API is not free, you will likely need to provide payment info when creating an account on the API provider's website. Blockspring does not charge you for running any API. If an API requires payment, and you do not have an active account with that API provider, running a block with the API will return an error. ### See the APIs you have signed up for You can see a list of all APIs you have signed up for on these two pages: <a href="https://open.blockspring.com/settings/applications">APIs that use OAuth</a> <a href="https://open.blockspring.com/settings/secrets">APIs that use secrets</a> If you are part of an organization, and also have access to view your organization's connections, you can see the connections on these two pages: <a href="https://open.blockspring.com/organization/applications">Organization APIs that use OAuth</a> <a href="https://open.blockspring.com/organization/secrets">Organization APIs that use secrets</a>