Is there some sort of authentication tool that can pass/hide the Development ID in Internet traffic so some sort of hacker can’t find this in the internet traffic?
Using a post request as apposed to a get request will keep your data secure and hidden. With a https post request the parameters are included in the body of the request and encrypted with the https ssl/tls connection, not in plain text in the URL.
Here is a link to some info on get and post. https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_httpmethods.asp
This page shows a good example using python.https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/get-post-requests-using-python/
You can see they are including the api key and other parameters as a data an object sent with the request.