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Chris Ismael
CloudHarmony’s API, CloudGrade, has joined Mashape. CloudHarmony provides objective performance metrics to compare cloud providers; where results are condensed into simple “grades” and numeric values. Their goal is to become the source for independent, un-biased, and objective performance metrics for cloud services. Our community is growing fast! At Mashape, we’re always looking for the next great API.  Let us know about your favorites. Send us an email atsupport@mashape.com. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.…
Chris Ismael
This is a sample app that demonstrates how to consume OAuth-protected Mashape APIs in Windows 8/RT.  This example uses a Twitter search endpoint in Mashape. Although this example uses Windows 8/C#, it is based on the same steps indicated in our “Authenticate with OAuth” documentation for REST, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, and Java/Android. For these languages, we auto-generate the endpoint’s ready-to-use libraries for your convenience.  A huge time-saver! Steps to consume OAuth-protected Mashape APIs We’d love to hear from you about Mashape’s OAuth support.  You can talk to us through Facebook or email us at support@mashape.com
Chris Ismael
Mashape architecture is built on top of multiple layers. We’re happy to provide our community a Status page to keep track of the overall Mashape’s health, from the Proxy to Internal APIs. You can check the Mashape Status Page – updated in real time! Mashape Status Page  …
Chris Ismael
This is a tutorial on how to add your API(s) to Mashape.  Do note that things change quite often so if you’re reading this from the future, some things might have changed.  But we’ll update this as often as we can so everyone’s on the same page (literally!). Before we start, you would need a Mashape account.  (You can skip this part if you’ve done this already).  Go to http://www.mashape.com/ and click on the button in the upper-right hand section of the page that says “Join Us”.  You’ll also have the option to sign up using your GitHub account. After…
Chris Ismael
Webknox, with its mission to provide users with fast and complete answers, has published 7 APIs on Mashape, with a freemium usage model. Proxies API – Lets you retrieve public proxies Keywords API – Gives you access to the keyword data Entities API – Gives you access to millions of entities; cities, etc Question-Answering API – Find answers to natural language questions Web API – Lets you process web pages Text Processing API – Processes natural language text Search API – Searches the WebKnox Web Index and news results. Happy coding!  …
Chris Ismael
UPDATE (Oct 28, 2013): The post below is already outdated.  To consume Mashape APIs through node.js, we recommend that you use Unirest for node.js UPDATE (Feb 27, 2013):  Please note that we have improved the way authentication keys are handled in Mashape.  The header value below will be replaced by either the new Testing or Production Keys.  Read this post to learn more. — Hi guys, here’s a short example on how you can call APIs in Mashape through Node.js / REST.  It’s pretty straightforward. You just need to remember that you need to make a secure call using https://,…
Chris Ismael
It’s a pain to keep different versions of API documentation up to date and synchronized, so we are rolling out a new feature: Embedded Documentation from Mashape. If you are an API provider, you can embed the documentation of an API on Mashape to your website using our embed code. Here’s how: 1) Go to your API Admin/Documentation 2) Copy and Paste the Code onto your website For now it’s static. Dynamic test console is coming soon, stay tuned! -Dali…
Chris Ismael
*UPDATE!  We have extended the contest until December 22, 2012, and accepting WP8 entries!* We would like to thank everyone who have signed up for Mashape’s Windows 8 Contest!  If you haven’t registered yet, please check out our Facebook page for the contest details and registration. Here at Mashape, we are committed to supporting as many platforms as possible.  Which is why we’re running this developer challenge to reach out to those Windows 8/RT/WP8 developers out there.  The best Windows 8/RT or WP8 application that uses any APIs listed on Mashape wins a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.  We’re currently…
Chris Ismael
Since many of our users already use GitHub to store and collaborate around OSS, we have added the ability to Signup and Login on Mashape using GitHub credentials. Signup with Github Login with Github   Existing users can continue to use their email/password combination to log in on Mashape.  …
Chris Ismael
Mashape’s Pumpkin