What can an API do for my company?
An application programming interface (API) is an interface or communication protocol between different parts of a computer program intended to simplify the implementation and maintenance of software and to honest, great applications are always fragmented and speak a common language (hence, they can interface), making them consist of parts that can be used for more than one single purpose. Like mathematics, speaking a universal language is crucial when you don't want to end up with individual components that can never communicate with each other.
So the interface is key. Like us humans, we want to interface with everybody, so we sometimes need to translate or learn new languages. A solid cutting edges API avoids these problems on the bits and bytes level. Making them perfect for a web-based system, operating system, database interactions, computer hardware, and software libraries, and many many more applications.
In the case of Ymage applications, our API's are rock solid, making it very easy to connect to any other interface that's out there. With just some development power, we can connect with every interface available, and of course, set up yours. In general, you say we connect with things like:
- PIM and DAM systems
- My custom E-commerce store
- Marketplaces like: Shopify, Magento, Amazon, eBay, Lightspeed,...