API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is a set of rules and protocols that allows different software applications to communicate and interact with each other. APIs define the methods and data formats that developers can use to request and exchange information between different systems or components.
In simpler terms, an API acts as a bridge between different software applications, enabling them to share and access data and functionality. It provides a standardised way for developers to access specific features or services provided by a software system without having to understand the underlying code or implementation details.
APIs are widely used in web development, allowing developers to integrate third-party services, access databases, retrieve data from remote servers, and perform various operations across different software systems. They play a crucial role in enabling interoperability and building interconnected applications and services.
In mobile development, APIs can be combined with application services already provided on the device to either extend them through interoperability, shield them from other services for increased privacy, or integrate them for cross-platform functionality.
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