What is an API?

An Application Programming Interface gives you access to different parts of the system and control over your content.

The Sportal356 CMS platform is based on several RESTful Application Programming Interfaces (API)–with the Content API and Football API being the most important in this case–to give you easy access to the system and complete control over your content.

Once you have access to our APIs, you can talk to the backend of our platform and ask it to behave in a way that optimizes your work no matter where you are.

In simple terms, an API is a software-to-software interface, not a user interface. It allows applications to communicate with each other and developers to effortlessly access and manipulate a system remotely.

An API acts as an intermediary, or a messenger, who sits and waits to take your request and deliver it to the server of the system (application, etc.) you want to reach, and then returns the response back to you.


An API is a documented method of interacting with someone else's service. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re interacting with the API of those applications.

A great benefit of using APIs is that they allow different technologies to work together, regardless of language or platform.

For more information on APIs, watch the following video: