title: "API Interface" seoTitle: "API Interface | Appendix" @description: "What is an API Interface?" metaKeywords: "Application Programming Interface, API Interface" author: "Myles Golden" date: "2022-06-23" lastmod: "2022-06-23" published: true category: "term" parent_category: "home" img: "/images/no_img.png" tags: - term
An API interface is essentially a set of rules or programming instructions that dictate how two pieces of software will interact. In the context of APIs, an interface is generally a set of rules or protocols that determine how one piece of software can communicate with another.
When one piece of software wants to communicate with another piece of software, it does so by following the rules laid out in the API interface.