API Geek Speak
Geek Speak presentation on API by Samantha Juneman, Nov 20th 2011
API stands for “Application Programmable Interface”
It is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web based software application or Web tool. A software company releases its API to the public so that other software developers can design products that are powered by its service.
Example: Amazon.com released its API so that Web site developers could more easily access Amazon’s product information. Using the Amazon API, a third party website can post direct links to Amazon products with updated prices and an option to “buy now”.
API creates helps users adapt to technology more easily and helps developers by allowing them to use other software in building apps and programs.