Assignment Task 4 — Writing Scripts
Open Platforms are a relatively recent phenomenon and seen mostly in the energy and technology sectors. They have gained increasing prominence in the Internet world through the use of open APIs (Application Programming Interface). An Open Platform is an Open Innovation framework that leverages Open Standards to enable 3rd parties to add functionality. While Open Platforms have primarily been leveraged in the energy and technology sectors, applications are expanding into other industries, due to the increased penetration of digital technologies into everyday home and work life.
Open Platforms utilize standards to create interfaces and defined abilities to exchange data or connect to existing users on a platform. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide specific hooks and data exchanges that enable programs to run on an operating system or data to be exchanged between programs and databases.