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Chris Ismael
We’re excited to be part of DeveloperWeek 2013, starting tomorrow! We’d love to meet up and chat with everyone. Here’s our schedule: Hackathon:
    Friday, February 1 – (2) minute talk @ 7:00pm (Chris) Saturday, February 2 – (30) minute coaching breakout @ 2:30pm – 3:00pm (Chris) Sunday, February 3 – (2) minute talk @ 1:00pm (Chris)
Conference:
    Tuesday, February 5 – “How to Monetize your API” @ 5:00 – 5:40pm (Augusto) Wednesday, February 6 – “API Strategy for Developers” Panel @ 10:00 – 10:40am (Augusto)
Happy Hour
    Join us for drinks and a whole night of fun at the
Chris Ismael
One of the top requests we get from API providers in Mashape is to add a section where they can go beyond just plain text when providing more in-depth information about their APIs (e.g. introduction, usage guidelines, sample codes, etc).  This requires a level of formatting that simply cannot be achieved with just plain text. Also, having information in one place, as opposed to having several browser tabs open to read through the API usage information, can be quite a time-saver. We have added a “Getting Started” section for your APIs in Mashape.  It supports GitHub Flavored Markdown. Yoda…
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Mashape wins DeveloperWeek 2013 Top Innovator API/Mashup Tool Award Mashape is honored and proud to be the Award Recipient for DeveloperWeek 2013’s Top Innovator for API Mashup Tools!  Other award recipients for different categories include Paypal, UserVoice, Stackmob, among others. (We are also giving away limited Complimentary Passes to DeveloperWeek 2013). Over 450 DeveloperWeek community members contributed to over 2000 online votes for the DeveloperWeek 2013 awards. We here at Mashape are very thankful to all the Mashapers out there!  We look forward to breaking new grounds this 2013 and beyond 🙂 Join us in Facebook and Twitter.…
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We just launched a small yet very important feature – an email notification to the API provider when the API is down. Notification email for API downtime   This feature is in line with our commitment to provide API providers with the necessary tools to keep them on top of things, and be able to react quickly to their developers when the API is down (e.g. send out a message to acknowledge the downtime, issue out a fix, etc). If you wish to turn off the notification for your API, you can do so by navigating to your API Admin…
Chris Ismael
As proud sponsors of the upcoming DeveloperWeek 2013, we are giving away Complimentary Passes (worth ~$800/each) for the event. DeveloperWeek 2013 happens this Feb 1 – 7, 2013 at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco.

What is DeveloperWeek?

The first annual DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference combines a 4-day educational conference, technology-specific app development contests, developer tech exhibitors, startup lightning pitches, and keynote talks from the top engineers across app development, data science, and mobile deployment. What Mashape-related activities should I look forward to in DeveloperWeek? We’d love for you to join us in the DeveloperWeek Hackathon which is…
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Last November, we ran a Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 Developer Challenge in parts of Southeast Asia.   We got really cool submissions of apps that use APIs in Mashape.  Thanks to everyone who registered and submitted their entries!  We have now picked our winner, and another special (surprise!) winner 🙂 Congratulations to Alexander Wong Mun Choong of Malaysia for his Blippy Deal Windows 8 app!  He won a Surface RT with Touch Cover.  Here’s what he has to say… “I am a student from Asia Pacific University which recently graduated from degree in computing. I was honored to be…
Chris Ismael
We have just rolled out another cool feature in Mashape – the Status snapshot display of Mashape APIs   Status snapshot display of Mashape APIs This “quick glance” information provides both app developers and API providers with useful information such as whether the API is currently online or offline, average uptime, latency, and the same data spread out for a week on a graph.  The Status display is a huge timesaver (and will complement your good old debug and log outputs) in scenarios such as: Planning – e.g. “What average timeout value should I set in my application to consume…
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This video tutorial shows how you can add billing to your API in minutes, through Mashape’s Billing Addon. How to Monetize your APIs in minutes using Mashape’s Billing Addon from Chris Ismael on Vimeo.…
Chris Ismael
This is a quick video tutorial on how to add your API to Mashape.  By adding your API to Mashape, you make it easy for developers to discover and test your API.  You are also one step away from adding a billing mechanism to your API. How to Add an API to Mashape from Chris Ismael on Vimeo. Join us in Facebook, Twitter, or email us at support@mashape.com if you have any questions!…