Here is the Fastest Way to Invoke a REST API From the Server Using JavaScript

Posted: October 20th, 2015Author:

Appery.io’s Server Code feature makes it super easy to create a custom API on the server. With Server Code you can add any app logic using JavaScript including invoking another API. This literally takes a few minutes. Let me show you how do to it using the Uber API.

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Invoking the Uber API

When working with the Uber API, one of the first goals will usually be to find out what products are available in your area using latitude/longitude information.

This simple script will return all Uber products available in your location:

About the script:

  • lat and lng are inputs to the script
  • token can be found in your Uber developer account
  • XHR2 sends an AJAX request
  • The last line will return the response from Uber API

To test the script is fast, just enter sample latitude/longitude information:

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Testing the script

What’s really nice is that, when you created the script, you also created an API to invoke it:

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REST API to invoke the script

In this post I have showed you how to expose custom logic via a REST API. This example showed you how to invoke the Uber API. You can invoke any other API just as fast.

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