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Are people actually building 'business critical' tools around the Google API?
Our internal reporting systems (which are critical to our operations) rely on the API, and we're reluctant to do anything more with it due to concerns about running out of quota.
This change just solidified that decision. We can't rely on things that change without notice and have arbitrary limits.
Our quota is 20% of what it was previously. That's still 5x more than we've used in any previous month, but not enough 'padding' for my liking.
Is this a 'use it or lose it' change? Can anyone comment on what their usage history was vs. the quota they had available?
It looks as though you will have to pay if you are a medium/heavy user.
Annoying as it may be to pay for quota, I understand why they might do this.
At least then we'll be able to get support for the API and will have an option to get more quota if needed.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 4:57 pm (utc) on Jan. 4, 2006]
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