Web Service and API Development
Creating interfaces between different systems to share data is a modern requirement that the development of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web Services fulfils.
Objective IT boasts a talented team of developers who provide web service and API development and integration.
The exhibitions industry is a fast moving business and we required a system that allowed us to work with our sales and event data in an efficient and professional way. The Objective IT team took the time to understand our business and worked with us in providing exactly what we wanted.
Integrating Systems Together Using Web Services And API’s
A Web Service is a function that can be accessed by other programmes, apps and systems over the web. For example, a web service may allow your mobile app to synchronise with your internal database systems to update customer and job information, such as an engineer’s record sheet.
An application-programming interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a software application. For example Objective IT has used the AKKROO API to extract the data collected on mobile devices back to a central database. Many software companies, such as Sage Accounting software and Inxmail email automation, release APIs so that software developers, just like the team at Objective IT, can design products that are powered by its service. Conversely, Objective IT can develop an API to your system so that others can connect to your database.
Third party systems we have worked with include:
- AIMS (Airline information management system)
- Bazaar Voice
- Bespoke customer retention system (written by us)
- Black Box data from flight data services
- Experian credit reports
- Full Contact
- Go Canvas
- Inxmail email automation
- Omnitracker e-tracking system
- Sage accounting and payroll systems
- SAP enterprise software
- Shanghai Futures exchange data
- Vovici online survey software
- Plus many other clients’ internal systems and bespoke system developments