Implemented correctly, integrating an API is like getting broadband into your apartment. You set-up a recurring monthly payment, get all wired up, then forget about it. You want constant, high speed data, and you don’t want your service throttled or disrupted. Ever.
We like that too. Which is why ala-carte pricing is bad for us and for you. We don’t want you to constantly fret about going over your data limit and have your awesome app or website have a suddenly non-functioning search or results set, simply because you accidentally went over your API call limit.
Having booster packs meant that we were implicitly telling our customers: “While you have a monthly plan, you need to purchase insurance so that you don’t have to worry about having your data throttled”.
We don’t want that to happen. Our mission is to offer a highly reliable data pipeline for your apps, webstores and analytics. We don’t want to nickel-and-dime you at the expense of your peace of mind.
That’s why we’ve started offering complimentary temporary unlimited API calls for customers on the Pro Plan. We want to guarantee our customers who value our data and reliability in integration that we will never cap or throttle their data.
That’s also why we’ve decided to cease the Booster pack program.
We encourage users who require higher API call quotas to upgrade to the Basic or Pro plan, each of which offer upto 25,000 and 100,000 calls per day respectively.
Under the Pro plan, customers may request for a temporary unlimited API quota if they are experiencing high traffic volumes. This service is offered free of charge to customers who are already on this plan.
Customers who have previously purchased Booster packs and have unused credits left may [contact us](mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org) for a refund.
Published at: November 01, 2014