API Development Services
Connecting to an external service through an API is often the best and fastest solution to provide key functionality in an application. Often it is also the only solution. That is why proper implementation of API is so important. We integrate systems but also create dedicated APIs for web applications. We make connections between services reliable and secure.
Custom API Development
We create dedicated APIs for web services. We enable SaaS providers to integrate their services with clients’ services, but we also create API for internal use, so-called first-party API.
Third-party API Integrations
We provide integration services through API for web services. We provide full support and implementation and take care of proper performance and security of the connections between services.
API Testing Automation
We create automated tests to verify the correctness and performance of APIs. We simulate the conditions under which the API will be used. We prepare a report and implement optimizations.
Payment API Integration
Payment API is one of the most popular ones. We integrate the payment API and make the payment process on the site more secure and reliable.
We believe that good cooperation must be built on mutual trust. That’s why we strongly focus on open communication from the very beginning.
Let’s make a short phone or video call, listen to your needs, and advise the best solutions.
Beneftis for your company
Thanks to API, two or more separate systems can work together and achieve results otherwise not within their reach. With this in mind, nowadays, a good API is no longer nice-to-have. It’s a must-have without which the app wouldn’t be properly developed and then used with engagement.
Each operating system, every website, or application can have its own API set. Usually, operating environments like Windows, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook, or Amazon provide APIs to facilitate writing apps by third-parties but using their solutions. These public tools are called Open APIs, and you can access them without restrictions. There are more than 15 000 Open APIs out there!
Another type of API would be a Partner API, where specific permissions or licenses are needed to use them. Some APIs are also used internally to improve their product and services within certain organizations or companies. Others, such as composite APIs, combine different data and service APIs, running synchronously without a task request. All of them serve a crucial role in communication and inter-linking.
As API implementation is a direct productivity boost for the team and a great time-saver, programmers can focus on the most important aspects, quickly delivering value to the business. Thus, it’s a common tool used to expand business capabilities. APIs allow organizations to grow quicker than ever before, reducing barriers and innovate faster. Who wouldn’t want that?
Decouple Service from Infrastructure
Firstly, API is enabling the abstraction of functionality between separate systems. What’s particularly important is that as long as the specification of what API is delivering from the service provider of the consuming app is not being altered, the changes to the infrastructure behind this service will not be noticed by the apps relying on that API. Hence, it’s a great way to decouple service from infrastructure, and therefore APIs introduce a great deal of flexibility in the way services are offered.
Focusing on what is Key
Thanks to API, it’s much easier to build a robust software solution, as the components are provided upfront. With independent functionalities not relying on their respective implementations, it’s possible to vary them without compromising each other. This translates into the increased speed of development and a possibility to reuse complex yet repetitive processes. The same is true with the integration of back-end data and applications, which, thanks to API implementation, is a piece of cake.
Interaction Between Apps, Data and Devices
Another reason for its importance is how APIs facilitate interaction between apps, systems, data, and devices. Thanks to that, it’s possible to design a process of transmitting data and services to create connectivity that’s now a building block of modern software solutions. And that directly translates into valuable benefits.
Learn about the history of successful cooperation with companies from around the world.
Technology behind API Development
When it comes to public APIs, the most popular and therefore commonly used are Web Service APIs, which use WWW addresses (say URLs) to provide access to services behind them. Here are the four most popular Web Service APIs.
REST API - Representational State Transfer
REST is not a protocol. It’s a set of architectural principles driven by data that have certain characteristics. It includes simple interfaces, rather easy to identify within the request resources. REST also allows manipulating these resources. Nevertheless, guidelines for using it are fairly loose and allow some flexibility for developers. Also, REST requires only minimum Bandwidth.
SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
SOAP uses proprietary XML as a data transferring format. It defines the structure of messages and communication methods. SOAP publishes a definition of its interface using Web Services Definition Language. It is driven by functions and has stringent rules and advanced security that have to be obeyed. It also requires more Bandwidth comparing to other solutions.
This protocol is a bit older and much simpler compared to SOAP. In comparison to JSON-RPC, it introduces more security. It’s mainly document-focused, allowing various types of data – text, numbers, charts, graphs, images, etc.
JSON-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol written in JSON, a lightweight data-interchange format. Instead of using an XML format to transfer data, it uses JSON. Although it’s purely data-focused, it supports only text and numbers and is known for being rather less secure. But if performance is your major goal, then it’s the way to go, not to mention its simplicity and consistency.
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ASPER BROTHERS –
your partner in API integration
API is a must-have link between systems and devices that brings plenty of benefits, no doubt about it. As it’s crucial to both developers and the business, it’s important to work on API implementation with
a partner that understands both of these worlds simultaneously and has what it takes to ensure connecting these dots.
At ASPER BROTHERS, we are aware of how significant impact the business APIs have. At the end of the day, we’re businessmen ourselves. Simultaneously, we’re tech-savvy and are proficient when it comes to software development. Thanks to that, we facilitate harnessing the benefits of technology and bring value to the business.
Our strong work ethic combined with a culture of open communication are great additions to skills and experience you can tap into when cooperating with us.
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