miniExtensions is not associated with Airtable. We simply use Airtable’s API.
In terms of running our extensions in a production setting, the Airtable limit of 5 API calls per second is actually very generous. We haven’t had any issues so far. In fact, we haven’t had any users even remotely get close to this limit. That being said, it’s possible that someone would use one of our tools with millions (or perhaps even hundreds of thousands) of users, resulting in reaching that limit. Please note that these limits would only apply to your account. You would not be sharing this limit with all of our users. If you personally feel like you will use our extension with millions of users, please reach out to us to chat about it. We haven’t had this happen yet, but this is something that is in our roadmap for when the time comes. We just haven’t solved yet because it hasn’t been an issue. In the meantime, if your use case doesn’t amount to millions, it’s extremely unlikely that this would be a problem. We have setup all of our extensions to minimize API calls. We’re very careful about this. I also want to note that reaching the limit would only mean that the API would reject our calls after that for a couple of minutes. Even if it does happen, it will only have a short term affect. This hasn’t happened to us yet.
So yes, our extensions are intended to be used in a production setting, and they are already being used in production by a lot of our customers!