Glossary Term:
Application Programming Interface

A collection of commands and protocols used to interact with an operating system, device or specific software component. In IoT, an API lets the developer access the functionality of a device or sensor, such as a thermometer's readings. API's can be public, or restricted to authorized users only.

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