The Internet of Things (IoT) is built on APIs. That mobile device in your pocket – or more likely in your hand – is now a powerful hub for connecting to an ever-growing volume of networked technologies through APIs.
These technologies are generating enormous amounts of data on a real-time basis: both data about the device itself and about human-to-device and device-to-device interactions.
IoT data creates insights that take many forms – everything from retail transactions to traffic patterns, geolocation, infrastructure performance and even health parameters. APIs are the connecting threads that allow this data to flow through and create value in an IoT ecosystem.
More data means more opportunities than ever before: for mobile consumers, businesses, governments and the connected world at large. To prepare for this future, it’s critical to invest in APIs.