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What is Nikel API?โ€‹

Nikel (pronunciation: /'ni:kษ›l/) is a collection of data APIs for the University of Toronto. It's aimed to be a viable replacement for the now unmaintained and non-functioning Cobalt API.

Nikel API is built with performance in mind with request caching and low latency querying. The Nikel Core is written in 100% Go using the Gin Web Framework for reliability and speed.

As a result, Nikel API will always be free and unlimited.

Why?โ€‹

A crucial part of applications are APIs. The Nikel API is aimed to assist students and developers in providing high quality data APIs on the University of Toronto.

Contributingโ€‹

Nikel is opensource. If you want to contribute, pull requests are always welcome. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Next Stepsโ€‹

Here's a list of things Nikel will hopefully accomplish in the future:

  • Add more endpoints
  • Deploy Nikel Core on a proper VPS

Questions?โ€‹

Send your questions to [email protected].