Last edited 15 Oct 2021

Application programming interface

Digitisation for construction product manufacturers: a plain language guide, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2021 states: ‘An application programming interface (API) is a mechanism that enables controlled data transmission between one software product and another. Used throughout the internet, APIs set up rules and automate the process of data control and sharing.’

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