Most of today’s consumer-facing technology is powered by APIs
By Hazem Dawani, CEO and co-founder of OptionsCity
Ever wonder how
Uber seamlessly plugs into Google Maps? Or how golf courses can
show The Weather Channel’s forecast alongside tee
times? The simple answer: APIs.
In one way or another, most of
today’s consumer-facing technology is powered by
APIs, which run under the surface and allow software programs
to interact with one another. For companies (and developers),
APIs drastically reduce the time required to build applications
– relying in part on third parties for the skeletal
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