What is an Application Program Interface (API)?
API stands for Application Program Interface and in basic terms it is a set of routines, protocols, and tools designed for building either applications, operating systems, or websites. APIs specify how software components should interact. In other words, APIs are the set of rules & requirements that govern how one application can and will communicate with another.
API’s facilitate information being passed between programs, which allows applications to share data and act on one another’s behalf - without the hassle or requirement of developers to share all their software’s code.
Why is a Custom API Important for You?
In today’s technical landscape APIs are so important because they offer users convenience. In 2019 users expect to be connected, and APIs assist in facilitating that connectivity.
For example, APIs allow developers to create apps or websites that tap into larger web services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Pinterest. That makes it possible for these applications to share data and act on each other’s behalf. In effect providing users the intensely “connective” experience they crave.
Additionally, APIs limit access to a specific set of features, significantly simplifying the data sharing process by circumventing the necessity of code sharing every time you want to integrate data from different applications or sites. Think of APIs as pre-built openings, allowing for the flow of data, effectively saving time, optimizing resources, and in many cases, side stepping liability.
Your Business is Always Growing, Your API Can Too
As your app scales APIs can even become an added stream of revenue for your company. The first versions of the API we will create will be private to you and your development team. Once you have gained many users you can release your public APIs, allowing third party developers to build custom software enhancing your app functionality, in effect giving your users a better experience, for “free”. You can even eventually charge these developers per each API access!
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Frequently Asked Questions About API Development
What does API mean?
API is the acronym for Application Programing Interface. An API is a software that allows applications to communicate with each other. Every application that we use is some form of an API.
What are API examples?
Some of the APIs that you encounter most of the time you are browsing the web but may have never realized was an API are. An example of an API you may be familiar with is the Apple (iOS) API, or Google’s weather snippets. Simply, APIs allow for applications to communicate.
What does an API developer do?
An API developer is someone who works with businesses and organizations to take their vision for their API and bring it to reality. They are tasked with the job of coding, testing, debugging, and implementing the software to allow the API to function properly. Our team of API developers can bring your visions to life.