What is API?

Have you given a deep thought about how programs communicate with others? Do you know what makes it easier for developers to develop the awesome apps you use on daily basis?

To understand that, we first have to go a little bit into APIs world.

Application Programming Interfaces (API) refers to set of tools or libraries that assist developers in developing apps that interface with another application.

In other words, it is a way through which an application communicates with another.

You may think that the technology world is an inherently one with decisions not wishing to provide steps towards any sort of competition, but this is actually wrong for the fact that many giant technology firms allow the use of their service by third parties and even competitors!

API Examples

1. Google Maps API: Google Maps APIs lets developers embed Google Maps on web pages using a JavaScript for instance.The Google Maps API is well designed to work not only on web pages but also on mobile devices and desktop apps.

The Google Maps API is well designed to work not only on web pages but also on mobile devices and desktop apps.

2. Facebook API: The Facebook API allows the developers to have an access on some sort of accounts information such as profile photo, email address and name.This is widely used for account registration on a third-party mobile phone. the web, or desktop apps.

This is widely used for account registration on a third-party mobile phone. the web, or desktop apps.

3. YouTube API: The YouTube APIs allows the developers to embed or integrate the videos and even YouTube functionality into websites and apps.This API includes Live Streaming and Analytics.

This API includes Live Streaming and Analytics.

4. Flickr API: This API allows the developers to have an access on the photo sharing community.

For the purpose of enriching the financial sector with great apps and studies for both firms and traders, Hybrid Solutions have released a rich VertexFX API toolkit for the developers to develop new ideas for the market.

The API is supported by a massive knowledge base, QA support via the forums, and an installation package which includes a sample of the usage of the available functionalities of the API.

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