The API Flywheel and the Golden Age of Software

Written by
Morgan Livermore
  1. Efficiency: Developers can do more in less time by focusing on the net new development, rather than reinventing the wheel, and meet their objectives on time. The API specifies how they are supposed to assemble software components to develop a program they want.
  2. Promotes Innovation: APIs have led to rapid innovation as developers can utilize them to create new solutions to problems. The API revolution took off by providing standardized interfaces to external developers.
  3. Minimize issues: Businesses go through dozens of processes every day to make their complex operations work. APIs allow them to streamline operations by minimizing issues that require technical skills. Enterprises can now manage complex operations by leveraging the connectivity power of APIs.
  4. Availability of new features: The companies behind the APIs are constantly improving their own capabilities and features. APIs allow these companies to bolster their offerings without interrupting existing services.
  5. Automation: With the use of APIs, computers rather than humans can manage the work. Companies can update their workflows to make themselves and their workers faster and more productive through APIs.
  6. Integration and Personalization: One size does not fit all. APIs allow developers to integrate their platform with third-party applications but personalize the interface to their end-users. This improves the user experience and makes customers less likely to shift to alternatives.