Application Programming Interface (API)

    An application programming interface (API) is a collection of protocols and codes that govern how various software platforms communicate and share data. APIs define the various types of requests and calls that can be made, the data types that can be used, and how these requests can be made. It acts as a bridge between various software systems. An API allows a developer to incorporate features of an external application into their own software. APIs improve web interoperability by allowing different platforms to communicate with one another.