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Bruno P.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • FileMaker Pro
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • JavaScript
  • Apple Xcode
  • Adobe XD
  • PHP
  • Database Design
  • Business with 100-999 Employees
  • API
  • API Integration
  • Database Maintenance
  • Angular
  • Web Application

A highly dedicated FullStack & FileMaker developer with strong UX/UI design abilities. I bring years of experience to the table that I’m ready to leverage to improve your business. I deliver a hands-on approach to the entire creative process meaning that each project is curated with the utmost attention from inception to final delivery. By following industry-leading guidelines, I successfully identify business drawbacks and provide a prime solution for all of them with the use of various technologies such as FileMaker, HTML, CSS, Javascript, TypeScript, PHP, Swift, Angular, React, APIs, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. My...

Finian C.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Amazon MWS
  • API
  • RESTful API
  • React Native
  • API Integration
  • Desktop Application
  • React
  • Web Development
  • Web Application
  • Database Development
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • HTML
  • MongoDB

Hi there! I'm a full stack developer, mainly focused on the backend, with over 8 years of experience in Node.js, Javascript, HTML, Python, and CSS. I've personally created projects from scratch spanning over 500K lines of code, and I've developed mobile and complex web apps from scratch in as little as a few months. I'm constantly working on numerous side projects, which means I'm constantly introduced to dozens of languages and libraries. If your requested library isn't listed below - no problem. I can still get things done, fast. I'd love to take a look into your project! My top talents include, but are not limited to: * Node.js...

Weverson M.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Web Design
  • Web Application
  • Web Apps
  • Web UI
  • UX Design
  • App Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • API
  • Website Development
  • API Integration

Are you looking for a developer to create a beautiful and scalable Bubble.io project that's easy to improve on in the future? I've got a degree in graphic design and over 11 years of web development experience. 

As a full-time Bubble developer, I've integrated it with all sorts of APIs like QuickBooks, Binance, Stripe, Google Spreadsheets, AirTable, and Facebook Marketing. On top of that, I've owned my own e-commerce company for almost eight years, so I know how important good communication and task prioritization are. Let's chat and see how I can help bring your project to life. Cheers!

Aljosa K.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Network Security
  • Vue.js
  • jQuery
  • Laravel
  • JSON
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • API
  • RESTful API
  • Nuxt.js
  • PHP Script
  • WordPress Plugin

Love what you do, and do what you love. The rest will follow. As a creative developer, I aim to give the best possible solutions keeping an eye on the security. Over 5 years of experience in development, I've acquired some good knowledge in a variety of technologies. In my work experience as a Developer and Security Expert I have collaborated with lots of big companies (including SharkGate, TriggerGrowth, Deptofcreative, Pon and GE). List of technologies I've been involved with: -PHP (Vanilla and Laravel) -WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal -Javascript (jQuery, Ajax, vueJS, nodeJS) -Linux (administration and webservers) -mySQL -MSSQL...

Ramesh D.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Python
  • Django
  • MySQL Programming
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Firebase
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Node.js
  • Firebase Cloud Firestore
  • API
  • RESTful API
  • Angular

Programming is my passion, its my mindset . This is what i enjoy and have been doing for long since my college life. Having years of experience of programming makes me now competent in this field. I have specialized in web development including front-end, back-end , API development ,deployment , testing and CI/CD, Cloud. I have successfully completed dozens of client projects, specially from US as I have professionally work in reputed US-based company of Nepal.After being capable of executing the full stack development solely, I have now switched to freelancing and I am enjoying this ride enormously.Approach me if you are looking for the...

SOURAV S.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Python
  • Django
  • Algorithms
  • Backend Rest API
  • Docker
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Security Operation Center
  • API
  • Information Security
  • RESTful API

Hi! I am Sourav - A seasoned backend software engineer with demonstrated experience in building cybersecurity SaaS products; having a post-graduate degree in Mathematics and Computing from a Tier-1 institution - Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University(IIT-BHU), Varanasi. Currently, I work with QueryAI, where I own the product side of developing new integrations of third party vendors with Query.AI and simultaneously building the backend infrastructure to support newer integrations everyday. Previously, I have worked for FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) and Siemplify(Now part of Google Cloud) as a software developer and python...

Gagandeep S.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • CodeIgniter
  • React Native
  • AngularJS
  • React
  • JavaScript
  • API

I have 6+ years of experience in front-end & back-end web and mobile app development. I came on Upwork to meet Great Clients on international level, and to be a long term individual contributor for them on the way to a Great Success. * Professional Journey: As a developer, I started as a back-end development, where I have mainly worked on different types integration such as API development, core libraries development, product development on SAS model, web service APIs using client/server dependency, databases and web development & Database Administrations. I have been focusing on both A) Web: (PHP, Laravel, Magento 1.x and Magento 2.x and...

Ilia S.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Elixir
  • Phoenix
  • PostgreSQL Programming
  • React
  • ECMAScript 6
  • TypeScript
  • Management Skills
  • Design Thinking
  • Figma
  • Vue.js
  • API
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Bootstrap
  • Erlang

I am: — an experienced Full Stack Developer (Elixir/Erlang)/JS/React.js — work closely with designers (work in Figma) — provide great UI/UX, know how to provide best user experience — love to code Elixir and solve difficult problems on a backend My skills: — Elixir (Phoenix framework) — React.js — DB: / PostgreSQL / MySQL — Cloud hosting: AWS / Google Cloud / Heroku — API integration: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yandex Money and more I have a lot of experience with a web development and hope my skills will be useful for you business.

Jasper B.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • MongoDB
  • GraphQL
  • Redux
  • Node.js
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Amazon Web Services
  • API
  • Elasticsearch
  • SQL
  • NoSQL Database
  • Gatsby.js
  • Next.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • Web Application

TypeScript Fullstack developer (INVITES ONLY - LONG TERM CONTRACTS) Frontend: React | Next | Gatsby | Material UI | Tailwind | Bootstrap | GraphQL (apollo/react-query/swr/urql) | Redux Backend: NodeJS | NestJS | MongoDB | Postgres | MySQL | Apollo Server | Hasura GraphQL engine | AWS Lambda | Amplify | API Gateway | AppSync | CDK | SAM | serverless Payment Integration: Stripe | Plaid

Zayar K.
$80/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Python
  • Django
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • API
  • JavaScript
  • Bash Programming
  • Web Apps
  • React
  • Node.js

As someone who learned software development in order to implement my own business logic and ideas, there is a jungle of technologies and frameworks to choose from. I'd like to help you implement the right technology for your project's needs using the best practices in web development and data science. I come from a background in biomedical research and developed systems that leveraged computational data such as imaging or mathematical models to meet scientific and academic standards.

Sadique A.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • WebRTC
  • VoIP Software
  • FreeSWITCH
  • VoIP Administration
  • API
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • Session Initiation Protocol
  • FreePBX
  • JavaScript
  • VoIP
  • Twilio API
  • Asterisk
  • Kamailio
  • Database Administration

I have been working with PHP, Node js, MySQL, Mongo db and cloud telephony technologies like Asterisk, PBX, Freeswitch, Kamailio, Twilio and Plivo for the past few years and have great experience with them. I also have experience in Web and mobile Development, expert in Angular js and React js. I am ready to be hired and start working on your projects today.

Adeel A.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • C#
  • API
  • Sage
  • Software Developer
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • Software Integration
  • RESTful API
  • .NET Framework
  • ERP Software
  • Automation
  • Web Development
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • Sage Intacct
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Migration

Experienced Information Technology professional with 10 years demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry as well as public sector in different capacities. Skilled in Project Planning & implementation, Team Management, Retail Pro, Sage 300 EPR, Sage 50, SQL Databases and .Net programming. Experienced in : SAGE 300 ERP, Sage 50, Sage 100, Retail Pro (Prism & v9), SAP (FI, HCM, MM, SD), Visual Studio (.net & vb6), Microsoft SQL Server with Reporting Services – SSRS Reports & Dashboards, Crystal Reports

Ivan T.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Website Development
  • API
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Automation
  • Database
  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Web Service
  • Golang
  • Django
  • Python

For all 15 years of my career, I’ve been specializing in developing complex web applications, websites, MVPs, and startups. My primary expertise lies in developing back-ends with Golang and Postgres. I’ve also integrated Blockchain cryptocurrencies to financial startups and banks, developed SaaS applications with PHP, Erlang, and MySQL, and startups with Django and Python. I’m a perfect fit for those who are looking for an experienced software architect or developer. Who needs to have software built in a fast and professional way, who is going to grow a team. Who wants to validate a hypothesis or who is in search of somebody to not be...

Jose B.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Node.js
  • React
  • C#
  • Vue.js
  • WordPress
  • Nuxt.js
  • Next.js
  • API
  • API Integration
  • Web Application
  • Website Development
  • CSS
  • .NET Framework
  • JavaScript
  • CSS 3

If you are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and genuinely loves working with websites, I'm here for you. I am always available to discuss and provide my best support whenever needed. Other Skills are: Javascript, Vue, C#, WordPress. If you want to automate any administrative process, manage data or build a website, I'm the guy you are looking for since I'm very responsive. I'll work with you till we develop a process that will make your business improve and have more efficiency on how it works.

Viktor K.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Laravel
  • Website Development
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Vue.js
  • MySQL Programming
  • RESTful API
  • Custom PHP
  • MySQL
  • API

I'm a fullstack PHP developer specializing in Laravel/vue.js I'm just starting on Upwork but have about 15 years programming experience, mostly in web development: building e-commerce websites, content management systems, doing all kinds of API integrations, admin panels, membership sites and so on. I have worked on long term projects with pretty complex functionality. An example would be icraftgifts.com which I built from scratch both backend and frontend. I am a senior developer and can handle virtually any task even if never done it before. If you need a website that requires custom programming and existing solutions (like wordpress)...

Thiago T.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Apex
  • Salesforce Lightning
  • SOAP
  • Salesforce App Development
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Pardot
  • Salesforce Service Cloud
  • API
  • Customer Portal
  • Custom App
  • Architecture Design
  • Business Applications Consultation
  • Salesforce Email Studio
  • XML

Experienced full-stack developers for startups & large enterprises. Proficient in custom application development, using .Net, C#, ASP.NET MVC, .NETCore, ReactJS, Angular, JQuery, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Salesforce, Mobile Apps, Javascript, Apex programming language, and with a solid knowledge of the custom development platform as a whole. Has completed several large scale projects with a large pool of Sales reps and end-users, including: • Design of system architecture to support product sales as well as product activation/cancellation for online business • Pardot, Marketing cloud, Credit Card processing, order invoicing •...

Junaid M.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Data Scraping
  • Business Development
  • Laravel
  • CodeIgniter
  • Node.js
  • Vue.js
  • React Native
  • API
  • Website Development
  • MySQL

Have a Masters in Computer Science from Carleton University, Canada. Over 4 years of experience in development. Capable of handling multiple projects and meeting strict deadlines. Hire for a quality work done on time.

Grigoriy I.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Google Apps Script
  • Node.js
  • Google Sheets
  • AWS Lambda
  • Scripts & Utilities
  • API
  • Scripting
  • Google Apps
  • Automation
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Business Intelligence

Hello! I'm a hard worker developer with 5++ years of experience with Google Services. My skills cover a range of technologies, such as the integration of Facebook Ads API with Google Sheets or automatic synchronization of many Google Sheets with one general dashboard and the development of custom Add-ons with special requirements which my customers can offer to their clients or make public. Existed successful projects with these services you can see in my portfolio, and one of them can be your project. "Grigoriy is a fantastic developer - very easy to communicate with, fast, experienced, understands the task well and does it exactly as...

Anjali S.
$22/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Laravel
  • WordPress Development
  • CodeIgniter
  • Plugin Development
  • Theme Development
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • API
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • API Integration
  • Web Application
  • Database Design
  • WordPress
  • PHP

Hi there! I am a Web Developer having 7+ years of experience in web development looking for new opportunities in Laravel, CodeIgniter, WordPress, API Development. I am open to all kinds of projects long term, midterms, and short term.

Frank Alexander L.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CodeIgniter
  • MySQL Programming
  • MantisBT
  • CSS
  • CSS 3
  • WooCommerce
  • API
  • API Integration
  • PHP Script

Developer with more than 15 years of experience, at least 10 as an employee, and more than 5 as a freelance. I have the mindset to deliver value to my clients in every job I do. I firmly believe that frequent communication with the client is key to a successful project. I am fluent in English and speak Spanish natively. Very responsible with delivery times. In recent years I have specialized in working with a methodology focused on quality from the source, so I like that my work is done applying techniques such as TDD or BDD. While I can solve many problems at the user interface level, I like working the backend for web or mobile...

Heno Navaraj Nova A.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • Yii
  • Yii2
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • DevOps
  • Slack
  • Bot Development
  • API
  • Automation
  • NestJS

I'm here to develop several result-driven innovative and advanced applications to the patrons in need. With over 5+ years of experience in collaborating with a wide number of clients and serving better solutions to their requirements, I have carved my skills in every way to content the clients. I am a diligent Full Stack Developer excelling in programming languages like PHP, NodeJS and Typescript. I always aspire to the motto of being "Never Settle" and this motivated me to learn new concepts and create wonders in every venture that I undertake. I have worked on various frameworks like Yii, Laravel, ExpressJS and set my path even on...

Kyle H.
$85/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Python Pandas
  • Web Scraper
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • Vue.js
  • Django
  • Node.js
  • JavaScript
  • API

I am a full-stack software engineer working for SimpleNexus in Lehi, UT. I hold a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University, and have several years of experience in the software engineering and web development industry. I have developed web applications using several frameworks and languages, including Ruby on Rails (Ruby), Django (Python), Laravel (PHP), and Node.js (JavaScript) on the backend with front-end Javascript frameworks (React, AngularJS, and Vue) on the front end. In addition to web development, I have built several stand-alone business automation and data science projects to tackle problems like...

Boris R.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • MySQL
  • API
  • PostgreSQL
  • CI/CD
  • SQL
  • MongoDB
  • PHP
  • Vue.js
  • Laravel
  • Symfony

I am Senior Fullstack developer with deep expertise in PHP(Laravel and Symfony) and also creating frontend with Vue.js

Jorge C.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • C#
  • Java
  • Python
  • Visual Basic
  • C++
  • JMS
  • ASP.NET
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • AJAX
  • API
  • API Integration
  • RESTful Architecture
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • ASP.NET Core
  • CSS

I have strong experience in web applications using .NET Web Forms, MVC, Java Spring MVC, Primefaces, Richfaces and other Java Server Faces frameworks. In addition, I have worked as a programmer in Unity, and using C++, Lua, and C# programming languages. I have been working as a developer for seven years and currently I am a EPiServer Certified Developer and pursuing a Sitecore certification. Knowledge: C++, C#, .NET 4.0, Web Forms. MVC .NET, Java, Swing, Angular JS, Python, JSF, JPA, EJB, Bootstrap, Unity 3D, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Scrum, Power Designer, WCF, UML, Windows Phone and Android. Episerver MVP 2019

Ahmed A.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • PHP
  • CakePHP
  • Node.js
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • API
  • Custom PHP
  • Stripe
  • Next.js

I am a full time freelancer with an experience of 11+ years in software development. I am a fast learner, hard worker and I love what I do. Although I have worked with variety of apps written in different frameworks and computer languages my prime expertise is in PHP and front end using latest stack. I like taking challenging jobs where there is a potential to learn new things.

Nikita R.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • NestJS
  • Node.js
  • AngularJS
  • RxJS
  • JavaScript
  • ExpressJS
  • MongoDB
  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • Angular Material
  • API
  • React

I`m an experienced Full-stack developer from Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia. Working on Javascript/Typescript & PHP. My basic stack is Angular, RxJs, NGXS, Node.js, Nest.js, Koa.js MongoDB. Also, i work on PHP, Laravel, MySQL.

Imed B.
$22/hr
  • Trophy Icon API Development
  • Shopify
  • Shopify Apps
  • Shopify Theme
  • React
  • Firebase
  • MUI
  • Framer
  • Web Development
  • AWS CloudFront
  • Amazon API Gateway
  • Amazon S3
  • Next.js
  • AWS Lambda

🚀 Hi! My name is Imed, and I am a Django/React full-stack web developer 🔥 About Me: ⠀⠀✔️ Experience: 3 years in web development. ⠀⠀✔️ Experience in building Shopify Apps ⠀⠀✔️ Back-end stack: Nodejs, express ⠀⠀✔️ Front-end stack: React.JS, Material-UI, Framer Motion ⠀⠀✔️ Experience in Databases: MySQL ⠀⠀✔️ Development for me is a challenge where I am capable of creating complex projects and find the best solutions. 🔥Why Choose Me? ✔️ I understand your requirements precisely to deliver your custom project ✔️ four months FREE Technical Support after the project has been marked as Closed ✔️ Proper understanding of projects to ensure...

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API Developers Hiring FAQ

What is an API (breaking down the acronym)?

Application: Think of an application like an ATM. When you walk up to an ATM, you expect it will allow you to access your account and complete a transaction like withdrawing cash. Like an ATM, an app provides a function, but it’s not doing this all by itself—it needs to communicate both with the user, and with the “bank” it’s accessing.

An app deals in inputs and outputs, too. A web, mobile, or back-end application is like a machine that solves a specific problem. The software may be a customer-facing app like a travel booking site, or a back-end app like server software that funnels requests to a database.

Programming: APIs allow the ATM to communicate with your bank. The programming is the engineering part of the app’s software that translates input into output. In other words, it translates your request for cash to the bank’s database, verifies there’s enough cash in your account to withdraw the requested amount, the bank grants permission, then the ATM communicates back to the bank how much you withdrew so that the bank can update your balance.

Interface: A user interface (UI) is how we interact with an application. In the case of the ATM, it’s the screen, keypad, and cash slot—where the input and output occurs. We enter our pin number, punch in how much cash we’d like to withdraw, then take the cash that’s spit out. Interfaces are how we communicate with a machine. With APIs, it’s much the same, only we’re replacing users with software.

In a nutshell, that’s an API: an interface that software uses to access whatever currency it needs: data, server software, or other applications. In the case of the ATM, the machine is the end-user of an API, not the customer pressing the buttons. It’s the same in the digital world.

The Components of APIs: What You’re Sharing and Who You’re Sharing It With

  1. All APIs begin with shared assets—they’re the currency of an API. They can be anything a company wants to share—whether that’s internally between teams, or externally with other developers: data points, pieces of code, software, or services that a company owns and sees value in sharing.
  2. Next is the API, which acts as a gateway to the server. It provides a point of entry for your audience—developers who will use those assets to build their own software—but it also acts like a filter for those assets. You never want to open up your entire server and all of its contents to the outside world. APIs only reveal what you want them to reveal.
  3. The immediate audience of an API is rarely an end user of an app; it’s typically developers creating software or an app around those assets. This is where assets take flight, yielding creative, new ways to implement data that previously, may or may not have had any real business value to its owner. It also lets developers use reusable software components so they’re not repeating work that’s already been done.
  4. All of this results in apps that are connected to data and services, allowing these apps to provide richer, more intelligent experiences for users. API-powered apps are also compatible with more devices and operating systems, providing more seamless experiences.
  5. In the end, the beneficiaries of these apps are the end users themselves. The apps enable end users tremendous flexibility to access multiple apps seamlessly between devices, use social profiles to interact with third-party apps, and more.

How do APIs work?

APIs have endless business opportunities. So how can you leverage the functionality explained above? Here are a few ways to think about APIs and how they can work for you.

  • APIs act as a doorway that people with the right key can get through. Want to give specific people—but not everyone—access to your assets? An API acts like a doorway to your server and database that those with an API key (or a paid subscription) can use to access whatever assets you choose to reveal. A key could give a user read access, write access, or both—it’s up to you.
  • APIs let applications (and devices) seamlessly connect and communicate. An API can create a seamless flow of data between apps and devices in real time. This not only lets developers create apps for any format—a mobile app, a wearable, or a website—it allows apps to “talk to” one another. This is the heart of how APIs create rich user experiences in apps.
  • APIs let you build one app off another app. Entire businesses and popular web applications like Hootsuite, Zapier, and IFTT (If This Then That) have been built solely on creative ways to leverage APIs. APIs allow you to write applications that use other applications as part of their core functionality. Not only can developers get access to reusable code and technology, they can leverage other technology for their own apps.
  • APIs act like a “universal plug.” What if all of those people with keys to your door speak different languages? With an API, it doesn’t matter—everyone, no matter what machine, operating system, or mobile device they’re using—gets the same access. Think about those universal outlet plugs that let you use an appliance in any country’s socket. An API is a lot like that; it standardizes access.
  • APIs act as a filter. Security is a big concern with APIs—after all, you’re giving outsiders access to your servers and all they contain—which is why they have to be carefully constructed. APIs should give controlled access to assets, with permissions and other measures that keep too much traffic—or malicious traffic—from bringing down your server. This is a very important API design consideration for industries that are heavily regulated, like healthcare and finance.

Public APIs vs. private APIs: Wwhat’s the difference?

Two Types of APIs with Two Very Different Value Chains

A public API is probably what first comes to mind when you think about APIs: the Twitter API, Facebook API, Google Maps API, and more. But these are only a small portion of the APIs that exist around the web. While you may not hear much about them, private APIs are far more common (and possibly even more beneficial, from a business standpoint). Public APIs are much more restricted in the assets they share, given they’re sharing them publicly with developers around the web. Private APIs are all about productivity, partnerships, and facilitating service-oriented architectures.

Private APIs: The Self-Service Developer & Partner Portal

Private APIs are revolutionizing how things get done within companies. By providing an open architecture, private APIs give developers an easy way to plug right into back-end systems, data, and software, letting engineering teams do their jobs in less time, with fewer resources. It’s like a self-service user experience for internal developers.

A private API can save time and resources, streamline collaboration, and give developers unfettered access to everything they need. More companies see value in “consuming their own APIs.” In fact, of the billions of API calls made, around two-thirds of those calls are companies making calls to their own APIs.

Private APIs can also reduce operating costs, eliminating the need for layers of web services, back-end applications, and server resources. On the partnership front, versions of private API can be customized for partners, enabling faster technical integrations.

Takeaway: Companies primarily use private APIs to improve agility, flexibility, and velocity. This often translates to remaining competitive, higher productivity, and improved efficiencies.

Public APIs: Granting Outside Access to Your Assets

Open APIs are all about letting the outside world in. They provide a set of instructions and standards for accessing the information and services being shared, making it possible for external developers to build an application around those assets. This entire concept (and APIs in general) is somewhat borrowed from the idea of open-source software: create it, open it up to users, then let them run with it.

Some public APIs are even growing faster than original lines of business. Companies like Salesforce are seeing business through their APIs outpacing their original focus, reportedly generating 50 percent of their revenues through APIs.

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