So, you’re developing an API alongside a mobile or web interface? Well, wireframing the user interface is going to be your new best friend. These wireframes won’t give you every feature you need, but they will help you focus on what’s important: what the end user wants to do and how they want to do it. Trust us, this will have a huge impact on your API. The user interface requires more complex interactions, which means your API will need to support those interactions. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your API only needs simple data-access functionality. The gaps in your API will be revealed through the user interface. It will also show you how many API calls are required to accomplish a given task. In mobile applications, every HTTP call to an API takes place over an unreliable cellular network, making this particularly crucial. 

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