Rate Limiting on iOS

Aryaman Sharda
2 min readOct 31, 2022
Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash

Whenever you enter an address into Google Maps or search for a video on YouTube, you may have noticed that the auto-complete suggestions update at regular intervals rather than with every change to the search query.

When you consider the scale of these platforms, limiting requests in this manner is a necessary optimization. This helps prevent unnecessary HTTP requests while still ensuring a smooth user experience.

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Aryaman Sharda

Staff iOS Engineer @ Turo. Previously, Scoop Technologies & Porsche Digital