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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.

This example API documentation page was created with Slate. Feel free to edit it and use it as a base for your own API’s documentation.

Authentication

To authorize, use this code:

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"

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

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"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

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

This endpoint retrieves all kittens.

HTTP Request

GET http://example.com/kittens

Query Parameters

Parameter Default Description
include_cats false If set to true, the result will also include cats.
available true If set to false, the result will include kittens that have already been adopted.

Get a Specific Kitten

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/3"
  -H "Authorization: meowmeowmeow"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

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

This endpoint retrieves a specific kitten.

HTTP Request

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

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
ID The ID of the cat to retrieve

Errors

The Kittn API uses the following error codes:

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