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The integration of Ganttic's resource planning software with API will bring about a number of benefits for our users. Plus, it will open up endless possibilities for how you can use Ganttic in conjunction with in-house software or third-party software. This beginner's guide will go over API in a nutshell, and explain how you can get started with Ganttic API right now. Techies who doesn't need this general introduction and wish to view the documentation can head over to our Github repository

API isn’t just the latest technological buzzword, it’s an important step in software development. In the globally connected business world, API is becoming a prerequisite for programs. This is because it’s a convenient way to deal with and organize information that’s often strewn across multiple platforms. Plus, it helps simplify your project portfolio management and cut off the more tedious, time-consuming activities.

What is API?

The acronym stands for application programming interface. A simple definition of API is a set of functions, protocols, and tools used for building software applications. But usually it has come to be understood as the way in which applications or software communicate and receive data from each other.

API has been defined as “the part of the server that receives requests and sends responses.” On the web, which is a network of connected servers, an API is like the data epicenter. You can think of APIs as the mail carriers of cyberspace. Delivering packages of information between communicating entities.

Examples of API

You’re probably using an API right now, and don’t even know it. Have you ever shared a Google doc on Slack? Or checked the weather in your city on Google? Both are common examples of its usage. Any software you use that connects to third-party apps is probably utilizing an API.

What will Ganttic API do?

For the more technologically inclined, you can see Ganttic’s API documentation on GitHub. That will tell you everything you need to know.

For the rest of us, the important thing to understand is that Ganttic’s API is open. Which means that there’s the opportunity to connect it with any other piece of software which utilizes API.

There’s 2 main things this will allow you to do:

  1. If you developed your own in-house software you can easily connect that to Ganttic. That way you can sync the 2 programs together in any way that you wish. For example, if you’ve created a form to fetch you specific data, link that to Ganttic and that data will appear on your Gantt chart or planner.

  2. Connect any other app with API to Ganttic API. Connect it to your ERP software or any other tool you use on a daily basis. All your data will be in one easily accessible location

How can I get Ganttic API?

By now, I bet you’re saying, “sign me up for this API”! Well, actually you’re in luck. Ganttic API is free for customers who have a Pro account.  For our users with free accounts, you’re welcome to use Ganttic API by first upgrading to one of our Pro packages.

To access the API token click on Settings (middle icon on the bottom left):

Select "API" from the menu and find the token on the right: 

Check out our API documentation on GitHub for more details.

If you’d like to find out more benefits of API integration or you need help choosing the right package for you, contact our support team or book a free demo.

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