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Chris Ismael
The first API Hack Sunday at the Mashape Hacker House has been fantastic – the only hackathon that was conducted outdoors. The Mashape developer community on Meetup is now over 70 amazing people (register to stay updated). We had more than 20 hackers who formed 4 teams. The winner was Tuner.io, a web app that analyzes the lyrics and sentiment in popular songs. It was created by mashing-up two main APIs from Mashape: Here’s a set of photos selected with love from Mashapers. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item {…
Chris Ismael
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We are happy to announce that we now support custom DNS subdomain names. We received lots of emails in the past weeks from developers who were asking for a way to change the subdomain name of the public auto-generated DNS address. By default Mashape generates a DNS with the following format: UserName-ApiName.p.mashape.com This means that you can now add your custom and nice subdomains, like: hello.p.mashape.com Adding a custom DNS subdomain name If you have more than one subdomain, we allow to select the primary one that will be included in both the…
Chris Ismael
We’re hosting the first real hackathon at the Mashape Lair, (100+ years old hacker house in South Park). Free early bird tickets available now: http://octoberapihack.eventbrite.com/ From 9AM-11PM on Sunday, October 21, we’ll offer food (amazing Italian Pasta handmade by the founders!), drinks, and a $500 prize for the best Mashape API hack! Bring your epic hacking skills and build something awesome together using Mashape APIs! Schedule:
    9AM-10AM – Breakfast/Registration 10AM-10:15AM – Demo by Stephen Balaban, founder of Facial Recognition API 10:15AM-10:30AM – Demo by Jacob Perkins, founder of Text Processing API 10:30AM-10:30PM – Hacking time 10:30PM-11:00PM – Judging (Stephen, Jacob,
Chris Ismael
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We just released the API Permission Add-on to easily add, manage and revoke user permissions to your private API. Partnership is a wonderful thing. It’s the chance to create a more intimate relationship with another person, another team, another company. At Mashape, we’re all about working with others, and we’re building the tools to make API partnerships dead simple and collaborate with the team around private APIs. Today we’re introducing our API Permissions add-on to encourage easier, stronger relationships between developers and their consumers. This add-on is a game-changer for API developers that…
Chris Ismael
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/byuj7d Mashape crossed 1000 APIs today! Here’s a huge Thank you to all the API providers and developers who made this possible! Thanks to all the developers who have joined the Mashape Community. We’re now a global force spread out all over the world. Mashape is empowering the most interesting APIs in the world, from Porn Filter – 3D Animations – FlightLookup – Real-Time Currency Conversion – Chinese Sentiment Analysis – Instagram-like filters – Face Recognition, Siri-like functions, and many more. If you’re around SF, we have created a Meetup Group to enrich the community. Expect…
Chris Ismael
The web connects us, it enables our ability to share the content that matters most. The web is not just text, it is pictures, music and video. Yet as programmers we are used to considering the response of APIs as text that can be parsed by a machine in a format we can read ourselves. We are used to JSON. But APIs are the gears that connect us to the services that underly our favorite content, to Facebook videos and Tumblr images. Now, Mashape enables a whole new generation of APIs with support for binary input and output. Fortunately, APIs…
Chris Ismael
We’re super excited to welcome SeatGeek (www.seatgeek.com) into the Mashape community. SeatGeek is one of the leaders in the ticketing industry, it’s a search engine that lets you discover the best deals and events in your city. The API provides developers with broad access to the company’s dataset of nearly 100,000 live events, and allows you to easily compare the inventory from hundreds of ticket sites at once. You can consume the free SeatGeek API here.…