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Integrate your Applications with API Development

By: Prem Khatri

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What is API Development?

API is an acronym that stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a code that gives instructions to disparate applications in order for them to interact and communicate bilaterally.

APIs deliver sharable modules of code that unlocks program functionality and data while extending interconnectivity between two independent applications. An API communicates the expected behavior of one program to another.

API development makes apps ready to be integrated and easier for systems to break out of data silos by giving entities the code needed to access features of the API's source application.

What Can APIs Do For Businesses?

Businesses need information-rich systems and the ability to have interconnectivity with partnered entities. API integrations between apps provides extra value that are critical to delivering solutions that add value to an overall IT infrastructure.

Informed companies can make better decisions, which often result in increased productivity, streamlined workflows, and innovation. The data often results in businesses identifying opportunities to lower costs and increase revenue streams. APIs have become the foundation of today's digital transformation.

What is API Development

API integration makes data sharable across software applications.

Which API Is Best For You?

It is critical to develop the appropriate API to fit a particular IT objective. The API may be needed to allow a proprietary software to be more compatible in a niche market or make for a stronger IT environment within an organization. Below are some of the more common messaging formats used to integrate applications:

Benefits of APIs

API development provides insight to data and UI/UX behaviors of the end-user.

Does API Integration make tasks easier?

APIs can significantly reduce administrative burden. It simplifies the management, security and overall processes by serving as a catalyst to bring all three together.

Businesses typically have several tasks that operate on different platforms but ultimately have to be merged. While some tools that claim to do a good job at being an all-in-one solution, they usually end up being Jacks of all trades and masters of none. Many businesses are now creating their own “best-fit” API solutions to connect their tools and systems to streamline processes and workflows.

Disclaimer:

Chetu, Inc. does not affect the opinion of this article. Any mention of specific names for software, companies or individuals does not constitute an endorsement from either party unless otherwise specified. All case studies and blogs are written with the full cooperation, knowledge and participation of the individuals mentioned. This blog should not be construed as legal advice.

Chetu was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Florida. We deliver World-Class Software Development Solutions serving entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 clients. Our services include process and systems design, package implementation, custom development, business intelligence and reporting, systems integration, as well as testing, maintenance and support. Chetu's expertise spans across the entire IT spectrum.

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