API is an abbreviation for Application Program Interface. It is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. The API specifies how software components should interact or talk to each other, and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components, ie the windows, icons, menus and other graphic components on your computer screen. On the Web, they allow, for example, Google Maps to run on the Yelp website. Read more about APIs here.
A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing building blocks that a programmer then puts together.
What this means for you: ePublishing is making more sections of its system available to client developers via APIs. That means that you can integrate more third-party programs with your website for an increasingly seamless experience with the tools you use. Contact your Solutions Manager for more information.
Please look to the Knowledge Base for more information on available APIs: