Generating Your API Key

Learn how to generate a personal TMDb API key and how to add it to the Ionic application.

Before we delve into creating our Ionic Tabs project and the initial configurations that will be required, let’s begin with creating a free account on The Movie Database (hereafter referred to by its acronym TMDb).

We’ll need to do this to request an API key that is required for using their free API service to retrieve movie, TV show, and performer data and images for use in third-party applications.

Remember: This case study uses a mocked version of the original API. The purpose of this lesson is purely to demonstrate how we would go about retrieving and configuring a TMDb API key. You do not need to follow the steps below for the final application to work.

Creating a TMDb account

Using your system browser, navigate to the TMDb sign-up page.

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