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Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty quickly.

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Also, the captcha image scares me... :( – TheHurt May 20 '10 at 16:50
    
that captcha image scares everyone. – Nathan Osman Jul 2 '10 at 19:27

According to Getting Started with the API, the 10K cap is per-IP address. Thus, the API limit for an iPhone app would be per user, not for the whole app.

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This is correct. – Kevin Montrose May 20 '10 at 17:58
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This does not, however, work for a website, which may have only two or three IPs from which to make requests. – Joel May 20 '10 at 18:21
    
Yeah a service based app is a no go. :( – TheHurt May 20 '10 at 18:36
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I opened a feature request for adding support for people to request per-key limit increase - stackapps.com/questions/61/api-key-limit-increase-support – Franci Penov May 20 '10 at 21:09

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