An API is a means to solve many problems that a developer would typically face when developing software with multi-platform support. Rather than needing to re-develop the same process handling logic for a variety of platforms, developing an API once streamlines the development process and cuts out the need for coding the same thing but in different languages.
We build all of our software starting from the API, which means that our development times are generally shorter, which means less waiting and less cost.
All of our APIs make use of the representational state transfer protocol (REST), which makes them a lot easier to understand from a third-party perspective.
The representational state transfer protocol is a standardized method to API development. REST APIs primarily handle data access while an alternative such as the simple object access protocol (SOAP) instead performs operations over a predefined set of messaging patterns.