APIs for the Internet of Things

Thinking about the things to communicate; we need sensing controllers with Application Program Interfaces, for example, we need a program in C++ to use Arduino Uno boards to work.Arduino microcontroller boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.

To understand that how APIs can be applied to IoT with sensing devices and how we can take advantage to increase customer service and their engagement with IoT architecture, IoT APIs can perfectly versatile the things . We can utilize it to accelerate organizational strategies& internal process & procedures along with the evolution of new business models.

For example, a company X makes a deal of discount pricing policy through its website, whereas this similar deal data is also available in company’s mobile app. When a user ask for any item’s price through his mobile app, the app will not check the company’s internal pricing database, it will check only the pricing information that API have for that item. API will answer the app for the requested information in regular format to show for the user.

API for evolution of IoT future

According to Gartner, by 2030,IoT technology will capture our lives by inter-connectivity of around 50 billion things or devices each other –the only way to do this is, with the help of APIs. For example, if we have requirement of Servers data transmission through internet, we have only APIs which can harness this association between devices (Things) and servers. Thus, we can say that API will drive the Internet of Things or in future it will true for Internet of Everything, otherwise we can note mpower business or organizations over the potential effectiveness of IoT devices.API association with the Things can be illustrated as

APIs for the Internet of Things

API management To realize the importance of connectivity between things, this is critical and important that we have to concentrate on it. AsAPIs connect important “things” ranging from mobile phones to motor vehicles , includes machines, medical equipment , LED including Li-Fi , thermostats etc.so it is very important to organize API management which must be flexible and scalable to gather valued real-time data and Deliver it to customers in a comprehensive and sophisticated way through a range of channels with greater efficiencyAnd with utmost security, i.e. It allows us to achieve the task of transfer of sensitive data of inter-connected things with reliability and security.


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