API stands for Application Programming Interface. This is technical speak for a way of sending and receiving information.
Think of an API like a bunch of Lego bricks. Each of the studs on a Lego brick are a structured way of stacking Lego bricks. Similarly Agworld provides a structured way of accessing data. AgPlugins is developed using Agworld's API.
So what is an API key?
Think of an API key as a key to your house. You don't want to give this key to anyone, only people you trust. Agworld wants to make sure that you are giving the API key for your data to someone you trust - this is why you will need to contact Agworld support in order to get a key.
Why trust AgPlugins?
Trust is something that is earned - we know that. It is generally the case that if you aren't paying for a product then you are the product. A load of other companies like Facebook and Google say they don't sell your data but can you trust them? Their entire business model is based around ads targeted to the things you like, view, and post on their platforms.
AgPlugins is not ad-supported. That means we don't sell your data to keep the lights on. AgPlugins is supported entirely by your monthly or yearly subscription.
Your data is never given or sold to any third party. AgPlugins is also protected by bank-grade encryption both internally and externally. We use strong cryptographic cyphers so no one can snoop in on your data.
If at any time you have a concern with how your data is handled, please contact us directly and we'd be happy to answer any questions.