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Why APIs Are Crucial To Smart Transit’s IoT Growth

January 13, 2020 / Pymnts

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) possess great potential, but are vulnerable to misunderstandings. They have become a global business concern and are critically important to several industries’ and technologies’ growth — including those relating to the Intelligence of Things (IoT). APIs underpin many of the platforms and sensors that connect IoT-enabled tools like smart home devices and mass transit systems, but a few inaccurate assumptions hamper their usability. A common supposition exists that APIs are one-size-fits-all, Eric Kaled, president of solutions-based smart city fare collection firm Genfare, noted in a recent interview with PYMNTS.