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What is an API?

API meens Application Programming Interface and helps companies and organisations to share data in a controlled way. Even though you are probably unaware of it, you are probably using API's daily. Do you commute to work and use your smart phone to find out when the buses leave or where the closest bus stop is located? It is probably an API that is connecting the app on your phone with data from a data source provider.