In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to connect the Remotive remote jobs API to Google Sheets using the Apipheny API integrator add-on.
Remotive is a directory for remote jobs. Remotive offers a remote jobs API that you can use to get a list of remote job opportunities from their database.
An API is just a data pipeline between two softwares. So by connecting the Remotive jobs API to the Google Sheets API, we can get a list of remote jobs sent directly to our Google Sheets.
You can connect the Remotive API to Google Sheets in 5 steps:
Apipheny is an API integrator for Google Sheets that you can use to connect to unlimited data sources and make unlimited data requests from almost any API. With Apipheny you can also save and schedule your data requests. Apipheny includes a 30 day free trial, then it’s $19-29/month.
To install Apipheny, first click the following link to go to the download page, and then click the “Install” button on the page: https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/app/apipheny/966163326746
After you install Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and in the menu at the top, click “Add-ons” > “Apipheny” > “Import API” to open the Apipheny add-on.
After you install and open Apipheny, your next step is to enter the Remotive API URL into Apipheny.
Here’s the API URL:
This URL uses the GET method. If you use this URL without any parameters, you’ll get a list of all of the jobs from Remotive’s system.
If you want to narrow down the results returned, you can use the following parameters:
|category||Get job listings for a specific category. To get a list of categories, send a request to https://remotive.io/api/remote-jobs/categories|
|tags||Get job listings for specific tags. You can query several tags at once, comma separated, e.g: php,ubuntu). To get a list of tags, send a request to https://remotive.io/api/remote-jobs/tags|
|tag_operator||If multiple tags are used, they can be combined using this operator. You can use “or” (which is the default) or “and”|
|company_name||Use this parameter to filter listings by company name.|
|search||Search for job listings by title and description.|
|limit||Use this parameter to limit the number of job listings returned. The default is “all”. An integer must be provided.|
After you create the API URL with parameters you need to get a list of remote jobs by category, or tag, etc., then your last step is to enter the API URL into the Apipheny add-on and run the API request.
Just enter the API URL into the “API URL Path” field in Apipheny and then click the Run button:
Congratulations! You’ve now imported data on remote job opportunities into your Google Sheets.
Once you have the info you need, you can create reports or alerts with the data.
You can also try using the other features of the Apipheny add-on, such as saving and scheduling your API request.
You can even combine the remote jobs API data with data from a different API to create custom blends of data that no other software can provide.