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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