You may be wondering how an API (application programming interface) applies to you, and why it matters for your school. SchoolDoc.com provides tons of ways to customize your account to fit your school; however, sometimes schools have more complex needs.
For example, you may want to automatically sync student data with your own database, or setup single sign-on (SSO) with your current parent portal. When this is the case, your web developers can implement custom functionality using our API.
An API is a computer-computer interface, rather than the human-computer interface. An API can help automate tedious and labor-intensive tasks. What might take a human hours to accomplish can take a computer seconds through an API.
When two systems (websites, desktops, smartphones) link up through an API, we say they are “integrated.”