Life Hacks API Documentation

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  1. Object Properties & Structure
  2. Operating Modes
    1. Stats Mode
    2. Random Mode
    3. Batch Mode
    4. Life Hack of the Day
  3. Use Limits

1. Object Properties

A life hack object has the following properties.

textThe life hack text.
sourceThe source domain text.
urlThe source hyperlink url.
htmlThe life hack in pre-formatted HTML.

Example Response {object}

"text": "The life hack text will be displayed here.",
"source": "",
"url": "",
"html": "<blockquote>Pre-formatted HTML<footer>Source</footer></blockquote>"

1. Operating Modes

There are several API modes depending on the type of data you want to retrieve.

i. Stats Mode

Use this call to return information like current version and the number of life hacks in the database.\


{"info":"Life Hacks API v1.0","entries":126}

ii. Random Mode

Use this call to return a single random life hack object.



iii. Batch Mode

When operating in batch mode, the API will return an array of random objects. This is mainly used when you want to cache data locally within your app. This is the most efficient method to work with several objects within your app.

The default limit is 50 items. When no API key is provided, the batch is limited to 10 entries.

Response: [ {object},{object},...{object} ]

iv. Life Hack of The Day

Each day we feature a single life hack from our database, which you can call using the [today] mode. To reduce server load, this response should be loaded into your app cache and refreshed daily rather than making a call each time you want to display the quote in your project. New quote is generated at midnight server time (00:00 CST).



3. Use Limits

When no API key is provided, calls are limited to 5 per 30 second period. Its recommended that you use batch mode to cache the data in a local file, then updating only as needed. To increase rate limits and disable CORS, you must provide an API key by adding &key=[YOUR_KEY] to the end of your call.