Brian Fritz is creating The Open Movie Database API
2,405

patrons

The "Open" Movie Database is now private!? Currently, yes.

Hopefully this one month snapshot will give you some context as to how this happened:



Any hosting provider/CDN that tells you they can accommodate that much traffic/bandwidth for under $2,000 a month is lying!

I wanted to give my users full transparency of this project and its costs, and figured Patreon would be perfect for that.

I started this project 7 years ago, and I know less about my users than you do me! It has grown exponentially over the years, with no API keys/limits it was only a matter of time before it became an unmanageable mess. I plan on keeping making the API 100% FREE once the traffic gets under control. Thank you for your understanding.
Rewards
Basic
$1 or more per month
  • Basic API Access
  • 100,000 requests per day
Standard
$5 or more per month
  • Access to the Poster API
  • 250,000 requests per day
Pro
$10 or more per month
  • Private server with no limits
  • Also get access to the Poster API
Sponsor
$25 or more per month
  • Get a credit/link on the homepage
  • And everything else! 
Goals
60% complete
Worst-case scenario: CloudFlare Enterprise Plan $5000+
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The "Open" Movie Database is now private!? Currently, yes.

Hopefully this one month snapshot will give you some context as to how this happened:



Any hosting provider/CDN that tells you they can accommodate that much traffic/bandwidth for under $2,000 a month is lying!

I wanted to give my users full transparency of this project and its costs, and figured Patreon would be perfect for that.

I started this project 7 years ago, and I know less about my users than you do me! It has grown exponentially over the years, with no API keys/limits it was only a matter of time before it became an unmanageable mess. I plan on keeping making the API 100% FREE once the traffic gets under control. Thank you for your understanding.

Recent posts by Brian Fritz

Rewards
Basic
$1 or more per month
  • Basic API Access
  • 100,000 requests per day
Standard
$5 or more per month
  • Access to the Poster API
  • 250,000 requests per day
Pro
$10 or more per month
  • Private server with no limits
  • Also get access to the Poster API
Sponsor
$25 or more per month
  • Get a credit/link on the homepage
  • And everything else!