Getting Started with Rakuten RapidAPI SDKs


What SDKs are available?

Rakuten RapidAPI has many different SDKs that allow you to use all of the APIs on our marketplace in your applications. Regardless of what your favorite programming language is, we’ve got an SDK to allow you to easily use Rakuten RapidAPI in your application. We’ve developed SDKs in the following languages:

Node.js PHP
Python Ruby
Java Objective-C
.NET

If there are any programming languages that aren’t yet supported, shoot us an email at support-rakuten-rapidapi@mail.rakuten.com and provide us that feedback!

What are the advantage of using Rakuten RapidAPI SDKs?

By using the Rakuten RapidAPI SDKs, you get access to all of the APIs that are on the Rakuten RapidAPI marketplace all in one package. This lets you use any of the APIs on our marketplace, all with one standard form of calling an API and receiving the data back.

You are also able to call as many APIs as you want, all while using a single SDK. Gone are the days of importing a different SDK for each API that you use. Now you can just import the Rakuten RapidAPI SDK and use it for all of the API calls that you make throughout your application.

Code Snippets Available in the Marketplace

When connecting to any of the APIs available on Rakuten RapidAPI, there is a code snippet and SDK installation guide provided for you to help you get started. This means that connecting to an API is as simple as installing the SDK and then copying the provided snippet into your application.

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What If the Programming Language I’m Using Isn’t Available?

Whether the programming language you’re using isn’t available or you prefer to use another request library, have no fear! All of the APIs available on Rakuten RapidAPI are exposed through a REST API endpoint. All you’ll need to do is take the information provided on the documentation provided. Here’s an example of what that would look like using the ‘request’ npm module

JavaScript
var options = { 
	method: 'POST',
  url: API_URL,
  headers: { 
    'cache-control': 'no-cache',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'X-Mashape-Key': API_KEY,
    'header1': 'header-value-1'
  },
  qs: { 
    parameter1: 'parameter-value-1' 
  }
};

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);
  console.log(body);
});