Financial Times - Lexiconhttp://lexicon.ft.comTerm of the Day from the Financial Times Lexiconen(PICS-1.1 "http://www.classify.org/safesurf/" L gen true for "http://www.ft.com/" r (SS~~000 1))&copy The Financial Times Ltd 2015 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. See http://www.ft.com/servicestools/help/terms#legal1 for the terms and conditions of reuse.client.support@ft.comTue, 16 Jun 2009 01:42:55 +0100Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:17:26 GMTNewspapers15http://lexicon.ft.comhttp://lexicon.ft.comFinancial Timeshttp://im.media.ft.com/m/img/rss/RSS_Default_Image.gifhttp://lexicon.ft.comAPIhttp://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=API<p>An API is an application programming interface which specifies how programs should relate to one another. APIs contain protocols and tools for building software applications. APIs can be released to third party developers to allow them to develop tools to either query a database or to develop add on programs that will enhance a user experience, or allow more efficient interpretation of data. Google, for example, has a range of map APIs that allow users to embed maps on their own website.</p> <p> </p> <h2>API in the news</h2> <p>In June 2013 Tweetdeck unveiled its new web design. It had announced in April that it would be ceasing support for some apps that <a title="TweetDeck - a new feel for the web - FT Blog" href="http://blogs.ft.com/tech-blog/2013/06/tweetdeck-a-new-feel-for-the-web/" target="_blank">rely on its older API</a>.</p>Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:02:23 +0100<p>An API is an application programming interface which specifies how programs should relate to one another. APIs contain protocols and tools for building software applications. APIs can be released to third party developers to allow them to develop tools to either query a database or to develop add on programs that will enhance a user experience, or allow more efficient interpretation of data. Google, for example, has a range of map APIs that allow users to embed maps on their own website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>API in the news</h2> <p>In June 2013 Tweetdeck unveiled its new web design. It had&nbsp;announced in April that it would be ceasing support for some apps that <a title="TweetDeck - a new feel for the web - FT Blog" href="http://blogs.ft.com/tech-blog/2013/06/tweetdeck-a-new-feel-for-the-web/" target="_blank">rely on its older API</a>.</p>