8 advantages of APIs for developers

8 advantages of APIs for developers

APIs are not only revolutionizing the business models of companies, but also the way developers work. This technology streamlines and simplifies their work and introduces flexibility and new perspectives. 

25 Jun. 2018

Lately there is a lot of talk about the important role that APIs play in improving any business model, with a whole range of advantages for any kind of company.

Although the focus has not been so much from the developer's point of view, APIs are highly beneficial to this group of professionals as well. They allow developers to coordinate with stakeholders to update agency systems and therefore generate more potential.

Advantages of using APIs for developers:

  1. Automation: with APIs, computers rather than people can manage the work. Through APIs, agencies can update work flows to make them quicker and more productive.
  2. Application: because APIs can access the app components, the delivery of services and information is more flexible.
  3. More scope: with an API an application layer can be created which can be used to distribute information and services to new audiences which can be personalized to create custom user experiences.
  4. New data available: an API allows all of the information generated at the government level to be available to every citizen, not just a select few.
  5. Efficiency: when access is provided to an API, the content generated can be published automatically and is available for every channel. It allows it to be shared and distributed more easily.
  6. Integration: APIs allow content to be embedded from any site or application more easily. This guarantees more fluid information delivery and an integrated user experience.
  7. Personalization: through APIs any user or company can customize the content and services that they use the most.
  8. Adaptation: needs change over time and APIs help to anticipate changes. When working with this technology, data migration is supported better, and the information is reviewed more closely. In short, APIs make service provision more flexible.

Source: Github and Berkeley

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