Can my API limit be per IP address?

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Loving the API, but quickly ran out of API requests. We have an application that supports plugins and we thought it would be cool to include a Weather Underground plugin.

See: http://blog.sim.x9tech.com/2014/06/08...

We have our API key hardcoded in the plugin. With multiple users requesting information in different zip codes, the 500-per day API limit will kill us after 2 or 3 users use the plugin all day. Our target audience isn't technical enough to go register their own "developer" account and get their own API key.

Is there a way we can make this work?
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Not on our end. But you could do the calls on your own server and do the limit there. You could also cache the returns, which is particularly useful if many of your users are in the same area.
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Our users are all over the place, so central management and caching is not a good strategy.

We'll find a new service. Such a shame, because we love the WU API.