What is API?
An Application Program Interface, also known as API, is an interface, which is used by an application program. It is used for communication between an application and operating system or one application and another. Applications transfer information between each other. API contains a group of functions and requirements, that allow an application to access operating system’s or application’s features or data. Every program put into action the API by writing function.
Frequently asked questions
How do APIs work?
An API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web-based software application. Software companies release their API to the public, so other software developers can design products that are powered by their service.
What is an example of an API?
An example of an API would be the functionality most websites have that allow you to log in using your social media accounts.
Why are APIs important?
There are many reasons why APIs are important such as being able to automate tasks, manage large amounts of data, and retrieve information from remote sources.