A Complete Guide to Crucial Facts About Application Programming Interfaces

A lot of people have heard the term, API, but are not aware of details around it. There is no denial to the fact that APIs are becoming the backbone for a large number of businesses. Today, they are widely used, which is beyond your expectations. Importance of an API is gauged from the fact that all powerful apps are powered by highly specialized APIs. Thus, all mobile app developers are paying attention on using APIs.AppDexa has published an infographic that can help you in understanding about API.

APIAPI is known as an interface between several software programs that enable interaction the way end-user facilitates communication between computers and the human beings.

What is possible with APIs?

With APIs, it becomes easy to:

Add a Facebook ’Like“ button to your website

Share what you’re listening to on Spotify either on Twitter or on Facebook

Click to share an article on LinkedIn

Compare products, prices or features from a smartphone

Engage with Yelp, Stubhub and many other apps to find an answer

Without APIs, things will become very complicated in the following manners:

You will have to instruct users to go to your Facebook page and click the Like button

You have to copy the article link and then login to LinkedIn in order to paste on the same to the LinkedIn profile

You have to upload music file from the library to Twitter or Facebook

Visit different stores to compare prices

Industries/Sectors Using APIs

Food Industry 62 APIs

Sports Sector 106 APIs

Music Industry 191 APIs

Shopping Sector 319 APIs

Financial Sector 419 APIs

Social Sector 477 APIs

**APIs Taking The World By Storm **

60% of eBay listings through their APIs

50% of Salesforce transactions with the help of API

Netflix’s API paves the way to stream over 200 devices

Crucial Steps to Maintain the Security of APIs

Authorization Authentication Signatures Encryption

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