Keeping in mind that not everyone is well versed in the technology subjects, let's start with the basic question of what is an API? Application programming interface "API" is generally a set of protocols, tools, and methods of enhancing communication between a wide range of software. This helps in managing software applications from the developers' side of view. Having known what API is all about, API integration is how different applications can be linked to enhance communication and common functionality. This saves on time as well as syncing data from one application to the other.API integration services are vital because building automated workflows of different applications erases the manual labor in industries since data input is automated. This enables staff to concentrate on core activities at work and mainly saves on time.
Ultimately, there is open API, API for mobile applications, API for the cloud as well as API for web-based services. Firstly, the open API is whereby a firm publishes its software to be freely shareable among various users. For instance, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and twitter use open API to enhance sharing communication. Secondly, API for mobile applications helps users to keep track of their data usages as well as maintenance of accounts and reports statements among others.
There is also API for the cloud that allows the software to appeal data from services through a cross-platform edge. It is generally used to incorporate apps into the cloud. Lastly, API for web-based services acts as a link for the webserver to web browsers and it's mainly used for the development of HTTP services to enable devices compatibility.
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