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Introduction

Welcome to the Kittn API! You can use our API to access Kittn API endpoints, which can get information on various cats, kittens, and breeds in our database.

We have language bindings in Shell, Ruby, and Python! You can view code examples in the dark area to the right, and you can switch the programming language of the examples with the tabs in the top right.

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Authentication

To authorize, use this code:

package main

import "github.com/bep/kittn/auth"

func main() {
	api := auth.Authorize("meowmeowmeow")

	// Just to make it compile
	_ = api
}
require 'kittn'

api = Kittn::APIClient.authorize!('meowmeowmeow')
import kittn

api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow')
# With shell, you can just pass the correct header with each request
curl "api_endpoint_here"
  -H "Authorization: meowmeowmeow"
const kittn = require('kittn');

let api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow');

Make sure to replace meowmeowmeow with your API key.

Kittn uses API keys to allow access to the API. You can register a new Kittn API key at our developer portal.

Kittn expects for the API key to be included in all API requests to the server in a header that looks like the following:

Authorization: meowmeowmeow

Kittens

Get All Kittens

package main

import "github.com/bep/kittn/auth"

func main() {
	api := auth.Authorize("meowmeowmeow")

	_ = api.GetKittens()
}
require 'kittn'

api = Kittn::APIClient.authorize!('meowmeowmeow')
api.kittens.get
import kittn

api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow')
api.kittens.get()
curl "http://example.com/api/kittens"
  -H "Authorization: meowmeowmeow"
const kittn = require('kittn');

let api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow');
let kittens = api.kittens.get();

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Fluffums",
    "breed": "calico",
    "fluffiness": 6,
    "cuteness": 7
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "name": "Max",
    "breed": "unknown",
    "fluffiness": 5,
    "cuteness": 10
  }
]

This endpoint retrieves all kittens.

HTTP Request

GET http://example.com/api/kittens

Query Parameters

ParameterDefaultDescription
include_catsfalseIf set to true, the result will also include cats.
availabletrueIf set to false, the result will include kittens that have already been adopted.

Get a Specific Kitten

package main

import "github.com/bep/kittn/auth"

func main() {
	api := auth.Authorize("meowmeowmeow")

	_ = api.GetKitten(2)
}
require 'kittn'

api = Kittn::APIClient.authorize!('meowmeowmeow')
api.kittens.get(2)
import kittn

api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow')
api.kittens.get(2)
curl "http://example.com/api/kittens/2"
  -H "Authorization: meowmeowmeow"
const kittn = require('kittn');

let api = kittn.authorize('meowmeowmeow');
let max = api.kittens.get(2);

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "id": 2,
  "name": "Max",
  "breed": "unknown",
  "fluffiness": 5,
  "cuteness": 10
}

This endpoint retrieves a specific kitten.

HTTP Request

GET http://example.com/kittens/<ID>

URL Parameters

ParameterDescription
IDThe ID of the kitten to retrieve

Errors

The Kittn API uses the following error codes:

Error CodeMeaning
400Bad Request – Your request sucks
401Unauthorized – Your API key is wrong
403Forbidden – The kitten requested is hidden for administrators only
404Not Found – The specified kitten could not be found
405Method Not Allowed – You tried to access a kitten with an invalid method
406Not Acceptable – You requested a format that isn’t json
410Gone – The kitten requested has been removed from our servers
418I’m a teapot
429Too Many Requests – You’re requesting too many kittens! Slow down!
500Internal Server Error – We had a problem with our server. Try again later.
503Service Unavailable – We’re temporarially offline for maintanance. Please try again later.