Part 10: Application Programming Interface (API) – Interaction to Create Connectivity

By Yasemin Yazan

In the interest of a better understanding, I don’t want to use any textbook definitions of the term Application Programming Interface, abbreviated API. And even if there are different kind of APIs, they all have one thing in common: An API is an interface that enables the interaction between applications, data and devices to create connectivity. In this sense an API is a messenger that takes a request and tells a system what you want to do and then returns the response back to you. Let’s use an example to illustrate what is meant and how it works: