Today, we’re excited to launch the Figma Platform, a way to improve design workflows by connecting Figma to other tools, scripts and even web apps. We’re starting off with a new concept for the design space: A web API.
It’s crazy that a web API is groundbreaking in 2018, but to our knowledge, no one has ever created one for a professional design tool before. The reason? Design traditionally takes place in a world of siloed, offline desktop software, whereas Figma lives online where everything is connected.
By harnessing the open nature of the web, our API lays the foundation for unique forms of design collaboration. Companies are already using it to craft custom tools that meet their unique needs. For example, Uber created a live feed of what their design team is working on to raise visibility across the organization. GitHub automated part of their icon creation process to improve its efficiency.
... read the whole story at blog.figma.com.