Our API specialists have extensive experience working with API’s, whether integrating your services or implementing third party web or mobile SDK’s.
We successfully build APIs of high performance and security for any industry and tailor them toward your specific requirements. Our developers use modern methods to provide data processing in different programming languages orientated on your needs and always meeting customers’ expectations.
What is an API?
API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of certain protocols, specific standards, and tools, which are used by a programmer to integrate different applications. API’s enable access to another app or platform. Due to API’s, applications can interact with each other. The use of API does not just simplify programming, but it also enhances user experience, increasing the popularity of your application and facilitating users’ control over different applications. Today, all advanced applications are being improved by specialised APIs.
Types of API’s
There are different types of API. They vary depending on what programming language is used – procedural, object-oriented etc.: for applications (Google Maps API, Facebook API, Twitter APIs, LinkedIn API); for a web-based system or a website (Amazon, eBay). Also, there are three main policies for releasing APIs: private (for internal use), partner (for business partnerships), and public (for public use).
As for API’s design, it aims at providing only those tools, which end users expect. The principle of information hiding is used here not to bother users with unnecessary complex implementation details. Each API goes with documentation where all the information on what the services API offers and how to use them is given. API documentation is also necessary for developers because it includes the description of classes and methods, typical usage scenarios, code snippets etc.
Examples of API integration
E-commerce sites are among the most significant users of API integrations. Web stores have order management systems that process shopping and shipping orders. But to process them, they need to access servers and databases which include customers, products, and inventory levels. There is an ongoing data interchange, which connects the online store to the shopping cart. Enterprises achieve this through API integration.
The payment gateway integration is another example. As a consumer, you do not see the actual transaction when paying for a product online. But in the background, there is data transfer verification of your credit card/debit card details. The payment gateway API is integrated into the web store and often hidden out of sight.
- Custom API Development: We apply an individual approach while strictly following the REST architecture. We provide clean and well-structured programming code, use the best development tools, and build high-performance API’s tailored to your needs.
- API Development for Cloud Computing: Cloud-based APIs allow integrating different applications into the Cloud. They can be cross-platform or specific. We develop cloud-based APIs for social networking, keeping/sharing documents, photos, video, and other data in the cloud etc.
- API Integration: API integration means setting smooth communication between diverse software components, technologies, and programs: integration with Google, Yahoo!, PayPal, Amazon, Skype, Facebook and Twitter; integration with JS, XML, RESTful APIs; integration with Oracle web services and much more.
Ready to discover more about our API services?
We understand every business is unique and so are their needs. Keeping the same in mind, we offer many API development services to cater to the multiple needs of different businesses. Meet with our API development experts to discuss your project requirements today!