Backend / API Development

How can your business benefit from API Development?

Building a great API (application programming interface) is often a challenge. However, an API is often needed to deliver a beneficial service. By doing so, your application is amiably enhanced with an interface that can be used by many user-interfaces and other apps.

APIs play a key role in providing an accessible software service to its audience. For example, if API is not present, it can result in communication difficulties with third-parties. Notably, a lack of accessibility can drive new and existing customers to look elsewhere. Not good!

What is an API?

An API is not viewable to your users, but they will notice if it’s not there! For example, e-commerce services (like Amazon) require users to provide card details to buy products. An API must interact with payment engines to authenticate and process these transactions. So without an API, payment engines can’t connect to e-commerce services, rendering them useless.

All popular software services are run by highly specialised APIs. The best APIs are clearly documented, easy to interact with, and secure. We ensure that each API developed follows these principles.

Scalable Software Dealing With High-Intensity Workloads

We build scalable backends to cope with the highest intensity of workloads imaginable. Our API design experience ensures all UI or third-party apps can interact with your application easily.

With decades of software development experience, we can tailor APIs to work in any industry niche. Logical integration with software built by ourselves or others is the main goal.

The kind of bespoke APIs we have developed before:

  • Social Networking Platforms
  • Shipping Methods
  • 2 Factor Authentication API
  • Payment Gateway
  • Logistical
  • DVLA Vehicle Registrations

and many more.

Integrating With Other Big Brands

An API is a tool which allows you to create a rich user experience on both web services and mobile apps. Travel websites are great examples of how an API can work well for your company. Airline websites recommend hotel companies that operate in an area which you’re flying to. This links to Google’s API to plot your route to the hotel, next it’ll display events in that area within the date range you’re due to visit . This pushes the customer to a supplier to buy tickets for the event. Some websites go one extra step and deploy the Amazon Product API to recommend travel guides.

All of this can sound like a complicated procedure requiring many updates costing you more in maintenance costs. This isn’t the case with API development. Any updates rolled out by the company linked with the API are free, saving you any extra costs. Apart from the initial build and occasional tweaks, APIs are usually a low maintenance affair.

We’d love to help your business build their next big idea using our knowledge in API Development. Call our team on: 0845 805 3762