In layman language, a web API is a piece of software which is stored on a web server and is accessed using HTTP protocol. It is designed for application programmers, not for end users. It represents reusable business logic and is shared by web and mobile applications.
With the help of the following scenario, we can understand the need of web APIs. Let's “XFoods” be a famous fast food restaurant of your city which wants to provide the facility of ordering food online to its customers.
Martin, the owner of XFoods, decides that he needs a website as well as Android and iPhone apps for the restaurant. The website and mobile apps will have common data and features but different user interfaces. The common data and features should be implemented as a Web API and shared by the website and mobile apps.
API integration is the process of integrating an application to in-house or external APIs. When you sign in using Facebook, Gmail, Twitter or any other social media platform to a mobile app or web application, that mobile app or web application uses the authentication API of the social media platform i.e. it is integrated with the API of the platform.
Similarly when you make a payment, book a hotel or flight, compare insurance quotes on an insurance aggregator website or mobile app, that website or mobile app uses the third party APIs for providing those services to you.
Web APIs can be developed in one programming language and used by applications developed in other programming languages. We have a team of highly experienced API programmers for NodeJs, Java, Grails and .Net. Our API programmers are proficient in developing APIs for all domains and can integrate any third party API to your application. We provide:
Over the years, we have developed APIs for domains such as social media, micro-finance, sports & leisure, e-commerce, productivity, fitness etc. We have also integrated APIs for insurance and Fintech domains.
Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Swisscom is devloping a Blockchain based ledger for the financial transactions conducted over its network.
For this, it has a smart contract deployed on Ropsten network and also has transaction authorization APIs. Authorization system was to be integrated to the Blockchain ledger.
The primary objective of Patra on this endeavor was to integrate their platform with the insurance providers of the USA such as BTIS, USLI, HISCOX, and Liberty so that the end users can get the best insurance premium quotes on their platform.
The Sports App is a mobile application that allows players to manage their athletic lives, and connect and share with their teammates. In turn, it allows teams/managers to find and register players, and create and manage events. players can update their preferences and status – available or unavailable for games, looking for new teams etc and receive notifications accordingly.
Enter your destination by typing in the address or selecting on map. Enjoy a fun quote while the ride options are loading! Sort available ride options based on price and time. Drag down to refresh the list of current ride options. Select your preferred option and book through Cabstr by linking to your existing account or creating a new one. Alternatively, link to the provider's app and your ride details will port over.
B+L is a well-known organization in the fields of construction and surveys across the globe. B+L wanted a housing management system app that is catered specifically to individuals working in the construction field. People who are related to construction activities can register to the application and share their experience, documents, images of constructions sites etc to help B+L do the surveys.
Snuba International Inc, employs operators in different parts of the world whose job is to book snuba diving on customer’s behalf. These bookings are done from remote islands where internet is either not available or is intermittent.
An android app and a web platform was developed for the Snuba International Inc, to enable their operators to book the snuba diving for the customers in a hassle free manner.
At Whisker + Paw we offer a unique combination of services leveraging our industry leading expertise to support the community of veterinarians and pet owners. It is a smart on-demand platform, providing pet owners with easy access to at-home veterinary assistance and veterinarians with proprietary technology modeled after S.O.A.P. for one seamless all-inclusive experience.
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