Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
I know Google maps also does and a lot of other sites are starting to do it.
For example there is one site that takes the Google Maps API and the Hot or Not API and generates a map showing possible matches based on zip codes. There is no real need for it, dating is about connecting poeple together and communication.
Communication can only happen on this site when 2 people are online at the same time.
Most of the API's hotornot etc are just mashups with no real purpose.. With a little imagination, that could be a neat feature to explore. If a user has a website there could be an "online now" with the POF logo and the link could take you to the POF site..
I have some ideas too, but I've been really slow to get into this site.
Doesn't seem to be very open to suggestions anyway.15 million + pageviews/day plus another 100 million a day from the IM polling makes implimenting anything quickly a royal pain. I agree though, with so many people visiting the site each day it would be very risky to implement something like that live.
Even the slightest change can bring the site crashing to a halt when there are thousands of SQL statements/sec. It would be ideal if you could mirror the site and run it on the test server and invite certain people to be beta testers.
Then once you know it's working you can implement it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com15 million + pageviews/day plus another 100 million a day from the IM polling makes implimenting anything quickly a royal pain. : PBut seriously, I absolutely agree with the author of this topic.
Even the slightest change can bring the site crashing to a halt when there are thousands of SQL statements/sec. POF has become an enormous portal, and there's an infinite number of potential uses of such API.
And it's not like you can't achieve similar results without WS just by sending a normal GET request, but it sure can minimize the overhead and save a lot of time writing a parser. Here's a nice example of how such service can be implemented: Each API key is associated with specific user's profile.
If you execute more than 5 calls within one second, your profile is getting banned for the time being.