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What is an API?

Objective:

  • Learn what API is

Environment:

  • Clio Web App

Additional Information:

  • For more information on APIs, see here
  • For Clio's API documentation, see here

Answer:

API is an acronym for "Application Programming Interface"

An API is a set of routines, protocols and tools that provide the building blocks for developing software. An API specifies how software components should interact with each other, and makes it easier for developers to build and manipulate software applications. 

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