We are extending the deadline for our API contest to Sunday, August 12, for several reasons. One is that we have a few developers who are promising to deliver something amazing, but they couldn’t meet the July 31 deadline. For this, we are willing to wait an extra 12 days.
We are also extremely busy trying to make the service faster. You may have noticed that we are typically running almost an hour behind real time during peak usage times (USA). This is not acceptable to us. We plan to add additional servers within a few weeks, but there are also some optimizations we can do now to help alleviate the problem sooner rather than later, and this is priority #1 at the moment.