Application Programming Interface

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Application Programming Interface

A collection of commands and protocols used to interact with an operating system, device, or specific software component. In IoT, an API lets the developer access the functionality of a device or sensor, such as a thermometer’s readings. APIs can be public or restricted to authorized users only.

Source:

http://www.aeris.com/iot-dictionary/

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface

https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Прикладний_програмний_інтерфейс