GTBank to Unveil API Soundbox this Month
GTBank will allow external developers access to its products development infrastructure by commissioning Application Programming Interface, API sandbox before the end of June.
Speaking at the launch of GTWorld, Managing Director of GTBank, Segun Agbaje said, “We are going to open some of our APIs to the development community to drive new innovations around our products.”
Today’s software architecture relies on APIs as central to the application, the same way database or user interface is an essential component of the architecture. The reliance on APIs means that application testers have to test the application’s reaction to a variety of API responses.
By opening its APIs to the third party developers, the bank “reduces the cost and risk” associated with inviting third party APIs during testing. It also allows for “concurrent testing and development to fast-track app development cycles”.
The sandbox will “reduce time-to-market and simulate error scenarios” with the API such as latency in the API’s response time, error conditions or simulating a non-responsive API completely.
With the sandbox, development teams can deploy confidently because “everything is fully tested using virtual APIs” to simulate a variety of errors.
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a leading African financial institution with vast business interests spanning West and East Africa, as well as the United Kingdom. The Bank has an Asset Base of over 3.12 trillion, Shareholders’ funds of 504.9 billion and employs over 10,000 people in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
Established in 1990 on a foundation of excellence, superior customer experience, ethics and best practices, GTBank has created an oasis in the African banking industry; delivering consistent year on year growth in clientele base and key financial indices since its inception.
Guaranty Trust Bank is recognized as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Africa for providing quality service, ethics, professionalism, integrity, innovation and internationally accepted corporate governance standards.