Linking APIs to your website
API stands for Applciation Programming Interface and are used to communicate with other services. Sometimes your site need to connect to these services via an API method to send or retrived or certain data. You might use an API to retrived data such as product details, weather information map data, the latest sports results, authentication and profile data from other sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Using an API is a was to ensure that the connection is secure and limited only to those services called with the appropriate API information. By using these API servcies you can pull a lot more up to date onto your site and display information that would be interesting and informative to your viewer. Here are some examples of the top APIs frequently used on website.