Application programming interface (API) is software which allows services and applications connect to each other. They give the interface which helps data and logic transfer between different software and hardware systems.
For instance, a mobile banking app works with an API to gain access to your phone’s camera to help you capture a picture of a check and also deposit into your bank account distantly. Without having APIs, the smooth digital connections we use every single day with our smartphones, computers, TVs, as well as other devices, might not be possible. (more…)