Web Service, API's and Backend Database Integration

Red C are experts at developing and connecting to existing database systems. We can work with your IT department to successfully integrate an app with your existing processes. Wherever your data is held, Red C can help access and open it to your customers.

An API is typically defined as a set of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request messages, along with a definition of the structure of response messages, which is usually in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) or JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

Red C have worked with 100’s of API’s from third party providers and in-house IT departments. Therefore, from experience, we recommend that clear documentation is provided from the beginning of the project.

Our skilled developers can customise your API or create a new one from scratch, should you require this service. All our custom API's are developed to industry standards, to ensure they are secure and stable. All API’s are hosted on a secure server, with an SSL certificate to ensure all data is encrypted as it travels from the app to the backend. All APIs have token-based authentication to ensure the highest level of security.

When you decide it's time to go beyond a static informational app to something a little more "interactive" for your customers, your app will probably need to be connected to a backend database. Backend database integration refers to allowing your app to communicate with a backend system so that users can add, remove and update information in the database at any given time. Most database-driven apps also allow users to search [query] the database too.  

  How the app communicates with backend database?

The app communicates with the backend database via a secure API (JSON or SOAP). 

Types of database Red C work with?

Over the years, the Red C team have worked with a vast variety of databases. Here are some examples of different types of databases that our team

MS SQL

MongoDB

SQLite

MS Access

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