Anyone who creates applications or software knows that issues in performance can be disastrous if left unaddressed. APIs are no different. An API product with a clunky performance can be insidious, causing developers to flee and chasing off potential customers.
More importantly, they increase operational costs and can cause your business to hemorrhage money. On top of all that, the creator or owner of said API ends up with a lot of anxiety while dealing with angry customers.
One of the biggest issues is lagging or slow response. The world needs instant gratification and fast results so they tend to reject any application that is slow, lags, or takes a long time to load. Moreover, if any sort of delay lasts over three seconds, nearly half the customers will either exit the application and or uninstall it from their device altogether.
API problems don’t tend to vanish overnight and you can’t rely on shortcuts to get the issue fixed. Instead, you have to identify the source of the problem and address it head-on. Sometimes, these issues aren’t easy to figure out or correct. While you’re still looking for the root of the problem, here are a few things you can do to improve its performance in the meantime.