23 Fun Facts About APIs [Infographic]

It can be difficult for non-techies to grasp the concept of APIs, and their usefulness. This week’s infographic is by Rackspace highlighting fun examples and stats about application programming interfaces.


  • 60% of eBay transactions are via their API Tweet this
  • 50% of Salesforce transactions are from APIs Tweet this
  • Netflix’ API allows it to stream over 200 devices Tweet this
  • Google and Facebook each receive over 5 Bill API calls/day. Twitter receives over 13 Billion Tweet this

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