At masterclass Solutions we are well-versed with application program interfaces (APIs), a tool that make it possible to manage software applications. While invisible to end users, APIs are essential for communication between programs. Social media networking giants Facebook and Twitter are just a couple of companies that have made good use of open or public APIs. Basically, an open API is one in which an organization publishes its software to be shared freely. A startup, for example, may want to open its API, as doing so encourages third parties to use its software.
This guide brings together a range of stories that highlight examples of successful API management, trends with the technology and key terms developers need to know.
Popular API Examples That We’ve Worked With.
Programmable Web, a site that tracks more than 13,000 APIs, lists Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Amazon Product Advertising as some of the the most popular APIs. The following list contains several examples of popular APIs:
2. YouTube APIs: YouTube API: Google's APIs lets developers integrate YouTube videos and functionality into websites or applications. YouTube APIs include the YouTube Analytics API, YouTube Data API, YouTube Live Streaming API, YouTube Player APIs and others.
3. Flickr API: The Flickr API is used by developers to access the Flick photo sharing community data. The Flickr API consists of a set of callable methods, and some API endpoints.
4. Twitter APIs: Twitter offers two APIs. The REST API allows developers to access core twitter data and the Search API provides methods for developers to interact with Twitter Search and trep]nds data.
5. Amazon Product Advertising API: Amazon's Product Advertising API gives developers access to Amazon's product selection and discovery functionality to advertise Amazon products to monetize a website.