In this day and age, you can’t afford to deploy without an API, and if you don’t want UMEME people strolling into your home unannounced and uninvited, here’s 5 reasons you will need an API.
1. You’ll be forced to clean up your house before the visitors come.
If you need to consider what data you’ll be sharing, you’ll be forced to organize your construct so that it can share without leaks and clogs.
You’ll have to wash the dishes, clean the couches, and dust the door mat before the visitors come!
2. You’ll have to decide what drinks to give the visitors.
If you have to prepare to share your data, you’ll have to think long and hard about which service wants what data, and in what forms, and with what encryption to mention but a few.
An auntie from the village? She might want bushera. A toddler from the neighborhood? He might want a Fanta (although even water with sugar works sometimes).
3. You’ll have to decide what door they should use to come in.
If there services coming in requesting data, you’ll have to specify where what data passes, and all the intricacies that entails. A trusted sister site wants data? You can create a ‘back door’ so it doesn’t have to queue with the ‘ordinary’ ones.
Your sister has come to spend the night? She can use the back door and pass through the kitchen and make herself a snack even. A Jehovah’s witness has come? Front door, please.
4. You’ll get to decide who the askari should let in and who he should bounce.
So, you have setup your construct, and have ways in and out. Who will be let in? Will any Tom, Dick, and Harry service requesting data be given free VIP access??
That guy who came to visit sometime and your flash went missing, tell the askari not to allow him in again! That friend who always comes with food, tell the askari to open both sides of the gate and even wash the car!!
5. Depending on the type of visitors you get, you’ll get to choose which room they get to enter, and which room they don’t.
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