Hi folks. I am new to Monday.com and have a question about the API. I have been using the API Playground, and have been able to run commands from it, but the commands are mostly for internal Monday stuff - like adding items, workspace, etc. I am new to using API and I am wondering, as an example, can I pull data from www.openweathermap.org using their free API token, then displaying a Widget on my dashboard that shows the weather information? If anyone can help me figure this out, I can then figure out how to pull data from other resources (like a database) using this procedure. Thank you!
That’s a great question. Thanks for reaching out and I’m happy to welcome you to our developers community.
You can definitely connect to an external API and display that info within monday.com as a widget. I would recommend looking into our Apps Framework. You can use the mondaySDK to create a widget, board view or item view, and connect to external APIs as well as the monday.com API in order to visualize data.
I’d recommend looking into the following resources:
I hope this helps as a general pointer, and that you have a great journey building new solutions with us!