May 17, 2018 | Last updated on March 1, 2024

Infographic: Why APIs are Important for Business

Written by Pete Nystrom


What is an API?

You’ve probably heard the acronym API tossed around in recent years. But what exactly are API’s? API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.

APIs allow developers to access a library of an app’s existing code information.

An API call is when a developer requests information and when the API returns that information, it’s the response

Why API’s are important for business:

API’s save you time and effort

  • Have you ever used Facebook to login to an app?

Focus on what matters most

  • Businesses can focus on their core competencies without having to do work that has already been done.

Businesses rely on API’s

  • Uber! The company is built on a foundation of API’s.

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Pete Nystrom
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Pete Nystrom
VP of Engineering, Seamgen
Software architect, full-stack web/mobile engineer, and cloud transformation expert
Top Application Development Company San Diego and web design company in San Diego

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