Contents tagged with API Caching

  • Azure Mobile Services as a API Cache, avoiding rate limits – Part 2

     

    In a previous post I discussed the details of using Azure Mobile Services as a caching tier for your API calls.

    As a quick overview, previously I showed you how you can use Azure Mobile Services a caching middle tier between your mobile application and a third party API provider. You could use this approach to reduce the number of calls that you make to your third party API and therefore avoid  API rate limit/ API throttling scenarios. Also, I walked through all the …

  • Azure Mobile Services as an API Cache, avoiding API Rate Limits

     

    Let’s say you are using a third party REST API that allows you to cache its data in your mobile application, and everything is working great. But all of a sudden, you come across an unexpected challenge: the API calls have started to fail and your users are getting ugly errors. After doing your due diligence you pin point that this happens after your application exceeds a threshold on the number of API calls it makes. If this is the case you are likely to be the experiencing API …