What is an API?

Michael Tindall

How many times in the last day, or even in the last week, have you spoken a question into your phone and asked for an answer? You may have been looking for a driving route or needed pricing on a product. Whatever the reason, you rely on that kind of technology in order to get tasks big and small completed. But have you ever thought about the technology behind those tasks, and what makes it possible for you to ask your phone to give you detailed information on virtually any subject you need to find out more about?

That behind-the-scenes technology is called application programming interface, or API. API is not a “want to have” for businesses; it’s a “must have.” The basic idea of API is that it enables two programs to talk to each other with zero disruption to the users. What does this look like and why do you need it? This graphic explains it.

What Is an API, and How Does It Work | thinQ Infographic

Via Salesforce

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Date posted: June 17, 2021

Topic: APIs   CPaaS   Messaging API   SaaS   Voice API  

Tags: VoIP  

Michael Tindall

Michael Tindall leads Commio's product development and engineering teams. While attending Clemson University, Michael co-founded Tsoft Solutions, purchased by ClearSky Networks. Next he built and ran support for US Networks. Michael then worked for Bandwidth till he was approached by Aaron Leon to build a cloud-based routing system. The rest is history. Michael is a “40 under 40” winner, and one of only 18 OpenSIPS Certified professionals worldwide. When not coding the future of telecom, you’ll find him enjoying movies, cars, entertaining, and exercising.

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