The /jobs/apply endpoint, upon a successful request, goes straight into the email of the Parse founders and recruiters. "We got inundated," Yu said. "There were hundreds of applicants. A stunning amount for one day."
Among the most interesting Parse applicants: Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln.
Yu estimates that half of the applications are legitimate, though he hasn't looked through everything yet. He and the team--now 11 full-timers--are busy working on the mobile backend-as-a-service offering.
Are companies going to start doing more APIs as applications? With the technical talent pool as precious as it is, it may be a way to get a little interest. "You do anything slightly different, slightly novel and you'll get a lot of people talking about it," Yu said.