- December 3, 2015
- Posted by: Vishal Shah
- Category: Mobile Application Development
Let us first get to know what an API is. I can say that it is being used by the programmers who have high technical knowledge in this area to develop their interface. It is usually a small section that fits into their big project. It stands for Application Programming interface.
Now, as the introduction is over, let us get know more closer about the working of a an API.
The API of a system defines their software component in a different method by specifying the inputs and outputs as well as the operation and the types. The API provides an interface along with a set list of functionalities for the programmer using the API to be able to retrieve data, make custom queries as well as design customised functionality for their main application which is based on an API for another system.
When programming GUI components if an API is available for the relevant system it makes it possible to develop a system that is fully functional and practical.An API can help an application share its data with other interfaces and the data can be of further used to integrate and enhance the functionality of the application. This way the mobile app development companies are introducing something new and different.
Is is organized like say a library and that includes specifications for everything. This includes routines, data structures, and variables and even object classes.
An API can also specify the remote calls to expose the SOAP and REST services.
An API has many applications and can be of many different types. It can include an international standard lie POSIX or vendor documentation like the Microsoft Windows API.
It is important to note that an API is different from the ABI, application binary interface. A simple example of this is that the Linux Standard base provides an ABI while the POSIX is an API. It has gain huge popularity as android has made its own space.
Few API examples areeBay shopping API, Amazon Product Advertising API, Twitter API, Google maps and etc.
Nowadays, the mobile application development companies are extending its end for whats new into the market.