The API securitization strategy must strike a balance between security and usability. An overly complex strategy deters malicious users, but also hinders its use by legitimate users.
The use of standards helps to achieve that balance, as they are complex enough to deter malicious users and, by providing the right information, allow access to authorized users.
OAuth is a standard that has emerged in response to these needs. It is an authorization framework that has become the de facto standard in the use of APIs. It allows applications limited access (scopes) to user data, without having to provide the user’s credentials, decoupling authentication and authorization to the data.
It supports different business scenarios depending on the type of consumer accessing the data exposed by the API: server applications, browsers, IOT devices, mobile or native applications, etc.
API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is a set of applications that allow the construction of an intelligent interface, configuring a means by which two systems communicate.
It helps the user to find the best route to their destination, with suggested routes and real-time traffic updates. In addition, it also allows the creation of itineraries of up to 25 reference points, ideal for more efficient delivery route planning.
This is a great way to make it easier for consumers to find your company, having access to detailed information about your business, such as store name, address, reviews and contact information.
An application programming interface, also known by the acronym API, is a set of subroutines, functions and procedures (or methods, in object-oriented programming) that provides a certain library to be used by other software as a layer of abstraction. An API represents the ability for communication between software components.
An API represents the ability to communicate between software components. It is the set of calls to certain libraries that provide access to certain services from processes and represents a method for achieving abstraction in programming, usually (but not necessarily) between lower and higher levels or layers of software. One of the main purposes of an API is to provide a set of general-purpose functions, for example, to draw windows or icons on the screen. In this way, programmers benefit from the advantages of APIs by making use of their functionality, avoiding the work of programming everything from scratch. APIs are also abstract: the software that provides a certain API is generally called the implementation of that API.
These tools have become fundamental elements for any company that wants to remain competitive in the market. That is precisely why it is so important to know how to use them.
Before we see how to get this tool, you need to know that GMP provides many more benefits than just showing a map on your site or application. For example, it also serves to improve address entry and validation, increase delivery efficiency, improve the customer experience and speed up the purchasing process. Let’s take a closer look at it below.
In addition, its APIs can help shoppers find the best store by taking into account variables such as: proximity, shorter waiting time, available products, opening hours and ease of arrival, thus increasing in-store traffic and improving the customer experience.
On the other hand, they can help increase efficiency in the delivery process, tracking delivery drivers in real time, monitoring KPIs to take actions, improving customer service and mainly reducing operating costs.