An API allows an IT system to integrate with another, i.e. exchange data between two different systems. As a response to the costly and inflexible APIs, which in some cases are reminiscent of monopolies, the European and sustainable initiative FIWARE began.
FIWARE is a public available, open source and free collection of APIs that will make it easier for the new wave of entrepreneurs to enter the market and grow. It is entrepreneurs, where IT play a key role in their business and where the need for integration to other systems are necessary. With FIWARE, they can save a lot of money on their integrations.
Applicate IT is currently using FIWARE in several projects.