Application Programming Interface (API)

Business Guide

Strategic Business

Use Bringg's APIs when an enterprise system asks Bringg to perform a specific action. For example, to tell Bringg that your order management system (OMS) just got a new order from a consumer, use Bringg's Create order API.

Just as UI (user interface) describes how users interact with a system (icons, buttons, windows, and so on), APIs (application programming interfaces) describe how an app or system uses programming code to interact with another app. An API sends information with the request in its payload, like the order number or delivery address.

Work with an IT integrator with programming skills to define the flow of data between the systems, the events which trigger each communication, and the request you're making to the other system.

Webhooks notify systems that an event occurred, whereas APIs initiate a specific request for another system to act.