APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API)

In computer programming an application programming interface (API) is a set of commands, functions, protocols, and objects that programmers can use to create software or interact with an external system.

 application programming interface (API)


APIs are available for both desktop and mobile operating systems.


An API specification can take many forms, but often includes specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, variables, or remote calls. Windows API and ASPI are examples of different forms of APIs.


The Windows API, for example, provides developers with user interface controls and elements, such as windows, scroll bars, and dialog boxes. It also provides commands for accessing the file system and performing file operations, such as creating and deleting files.


The Windows API includes networking commands that can be used to send and receive data over a local network or the Internet.


Mobile APIs, such as the iOS API, provide commands for detecting touchscreen input, such as tapping, swiping, and rotating. It also includes common user interface elements, such as a pop-up keyboard, a search bar, and a tab bar, which provides navigation buttons the bottom of the screen.


The iOS API also includes predefined functions for interacting with an iOS device's hardware, such as the camera, microphone, or speakers.


Operating system APIs are typically integrated into the software development kit for the corresponding program.


For example, Apple's Xcode IDE allows developers to drag and drop elements into an application's interface. It also provides a list of available functions and includes syntax highlighting for known elements and commands.


A Website may provide an API for web developers that allows them to access specific information from the site.


A Website API may be as simple as a set of XML elements with a few basic commands for retrieving the information.



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