What is an API?

Max 3 August, 2018 - 2 min. read

Our system’s foundation is an API. An API ensures that our service is flexible and that it’s easier to connect parties such as MailChimp and PlayPass. In this blog, we’ll discuss exactly what an API is and how it works.

What is an API?

API is an abbreviation for Application Programming Interface. The concept of an API has been around since 2000, but in recent years more and more companies have actually been using one.

As consumers, we’ve become accustomed to constantly being connected as well as sending and receiving enormous amounts of data. An API is simply the link between the data you send and receive. Think of an API as a waiter in a restaurant, where you give the waiter an 'order'. The waiter passes your order to the kitchen and then returns with what you ordered.

If we translate the API to real life, well-known apps like Deliveroo and Uber Eats use an API. As a consumer, you search for your favourite dish and enter your order, after which the API ensures that the information you entered is processed correctly.

Why is an API important for Eventix?

The Eventix API makes sure that online ticketing is always flexible and, above all, accessible to you as a user. Our API makes it possible for you to connect Eventix with your favourite tools, and as a result, Eventix becomes the central platform where your different tools come together.

The API is essential for the seamless integrations we offer, such as the custom shops we have built and the integrations with TicketSwap, MailChimp and 'cashless' systems such as PlayPass. Without the API, these integrations wouldn’t be possible and we wouldn’t be able to offer the services we do now.

If you want to know whether you can connect your favourite tool to our API, please contact us by sending an email to info@eventix.io.

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