The BitScoop Connections API are the links that your customers make to data providers by way of your Provider Maps. It keeps track of the connection information including the status and any authentication and authorization keys. It is is built around interacting with "data providers," such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and the APIs they provide. It makes requests on your behalf to data providers, operates on the data according to any configurations you specify, and transparently relays the results to you. The BitScoop API Toolbox is a set of tools to help developers deal with data provider intricacies, inconsistencies, and annoyances that pervade app development. BitScoop provides a way for you to connect and interact with the data providers important to your work and projects.