The importance of providing an API for your application, irrespective of its intended use case, cannot be overstated. In this tutorial, Itay Herskovits explains the basics of RESTful architecture and how the Backand platform can be used to automatically build a REST API for an Agular application.
SEOmoz, a leader in SEO software, has offered link intelligence APIs for a few years (Mozscape being the latest). Although Mozscape has garnered high adoption rates (over 10 million requests/day), customer feedback uncovered shortcomings. SEOmoz now knows that 10 requests/second and a max of 50 URLs/batch "is not able to support everyone's use case." Accordingly, SEOmoz enhanced Mozscape API capabilities and is currently in beta. Although the beta is in its early stages, throughput has increased 400%.