Ever wanted to know what an API is?
An API or an Application Programming Interface is a standard for accessing data programmatically from software. Typically, APIs are a set of instructions for accessing information from a web application to use in other web applications. An API can define how a developer accesses data, what fuctions/methods are available to access programmatically via the application, how to authenticate with the applcations, and many more actions.
The most important thing to understand about an API is that it can allow a software engineer to access data/functionality of another piece of software.
Without APIs it would be impossible for engineers to create software that provides value outside of the functionality of the software their building. Here are some examples of APIs:
Each one of the above actions requires a call to an API to either request data or process a function of that software.
Since our goal is to give your developers access to data we've built Grater as an API as a Service platform that makes it dead simple to create APIs and access data that typcially would be difficult to programmatically access. With Grater it's as simple as dropping and dragging your CSV data into our platform and create an API endpoint for your developer to consume.