What is an API?

API (Application Programming Interface), is a software communication protocol that allows two applications to talk to each other. By exchanging data, one application would be able to access certain information from the other so certain tasks can be performed. When we pull our phone for weather data, a lot of data objects would hit your weather app from a server that stores all the weather information.

Most modern applications use APIs to connect with each other and exchange data. What if you want to pull data from an API endpoint? That means that you’ll need an app that would understand the API and the data behind it.