An Application Programming Interface (or API) is a way for two webpages and/or pieces of software to communicate with each other. An API works as a middleman, taking the request from one piece of software, and then replying with the appropriate response from the other.
One example of an API you may be familiar with is the Create publish and share function. Using an API, we send a request to allow us to post on your social media account such as Twitter. The Twitter API then responds by posting a status update on your social media account.
The Create API opens up the possibility to streamline a number of tasks in the day-to-day running of your business by allowing for the easy creation of Apps. For instance, an App could be set up using the API to automatically transfer your shop orders into your accounting software.
As a Developer, you have the option of creating Apps for yourself or client, and making these publicly available to Create customers as well. To learn more, and to read our Developer Documentation, see our API Information for Developers guide.
As a customer of Create, you can take advantage of publicly created Apps built using our API or work with a developer to create your own. Please see our API Information for Customers guide for more information.