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Locu, one of CNN's hot startups to watch, has released an API that exposes Locu's database of business information to third party developers. Locu launched the Locu API at Tech Disrupt SF 2012 and drew immediate attention. The API allows developers to retrieve real-time business data (e.g. venue information, pricelists, menus, etc.) and integrate the data into existing applications. Locu's index crawls the web for business data, and the API makes that data available to other websites and applications.
Microservices-based APIs allow teams to build smaller, independent components of a system for executing one particular API call. This tutorial shows followers how to build a scalable API with microservices using Google Cloud Engine and Kubernetes, then scale the number of containers as needed.