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Chris Ismael
We’ve done about 200+ posts in Posterous so far.  Now that it’s closing down, we have decided to move to Tumblr. Mashape Tumblr Blog   We’re still in the process of moving so please bear with us.  But do send us some comments and suggestions on what you’d like to see (or would rather not see) in our posts 🙂  You can reach us through Facebook, Twitter, or support@mashape.com
Chris Ismael
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We participated in a lot of developer events and pushed out important Mashape updates: P.S. If you are around South Park, feel free to stop by for a…
Chris Ismael
You can now set up a Terms & Conditions page for your API in Mashape. Terms & Conditions of IDLight API To write the Terms & Conditions page for your API, just go to your API Admin page and click on the “Terms and Conditions” tab: Terms & Conditions Tab in Navigation Pane Remember to set the Visibility to “Public” then hit Save.  It would then appear in your API profile page under “Terms and Conditions”
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Below is an excerpt from the Data2.0 newsletter article called 4 Trends in 2013 Data Innovation featuring DeveloperWeek winner Callinize 3. More startups will essentially be “Data Startups” – Callinize, the winner of our DeveloperWeek 2013 hackathon last February 1-3, is actually a mashup of 4-6 different data sources like Mashape, Salesforce, and RapLeaf. The end user might not know it, but the power of Callinize to grab intelligence on whoever is calling you (before you answer the phone) is based on the fact that Callinize is really a mashup of API’s. It’s a data startup. Across…
Chris Ismael
Mashape Codecademy Badge Last month, Codecademy announced a special “API track” that focus on courses teaching budding developers to code applications that consume APIs. Yesterday Codecademy has grown that list to 56 more APIs, including Mashape! What is Codecademy? Codecademy is a platform that provides a way for developers to teach; and would-be developers to learn how to code.  It provides course-creation tools, as well as “badges” (awards) for developers when they finish certain exercises. The great thing about Codecademy’s API track is that it not only teaches you how to code, but it also let’s you learn…
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What?

In our effort to improve the way keys are handled in Mashape, we have changed the naming and more importantly the way keys are used in Mashape.  This is an important change so we recommend that you read on.

When?

This change is immediate and is reflected NOW in your Mashape account (e.g. Dashboard, Mashape keys, test console, client libraries, etc)

Where?

After receiving feedback regarding the trouble and complexity of generating an authorization hash from your Mashape private and public keys, we decided to change and improve the way these keys are interpreted and generated.  One of the…
Chris Ismael
After an intense 24-hour coding stint that started 16th Feb for the MusicHackDay SF 2013 at the Tokbox office, we have picked our Mashape category winner, “Nightingale”, for mashing up a bunch of APIs from Mashape, including Text Processing, Musixmatch, and Word Cloud Generator, to name a few.  Congratulations to Nightingale developer, Vivek Agrawal, for winning the $500 prize from Mashape!  (He was also awarded the best Musixmatch category :)). Nightingale creates a song playlist based on your tweets.  (e.g. I got a bunch of “Flo Rida” songs after Nightingale analyzed my Twitter account).  If…
Chris Ismael
Gun.io, a site for developers looking to join awesome companies, has graciously given us the opportunity to guest post to educate developers about Mashape. You can find our first post here.  If you’re a developer looking for jobs, or a company looking for developers, go check gun.io!…
Chris Ismael
I tried to finish my homework that night.  Physics was my cup of tea.  It would have been a 5-minute endeavor to compute the gravitational attraction force between the Sun and Earth, but something otherworldly happened that afternoon. I was sitting by the cafe minding my own business, sipping cappuccino in tiny amounts (to prolong my stay), then this girl came in.  The weather was just perfect, with the afternoon sun putting her on a spotlight like she was meant to step on it and just shine.  Her face looked familiar, I didn’t quite place it but I recognize it
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You guys are gonna love this.  We now have a Mashape button that you can use on your page to link back to your Mashape API profile page. Mashape button on API profile We even let you customize the button color and icon! To get your Mashape button, go to your API Profile page and click Admin. We hope you’ll use the new Mashape button for your landing pages and developer documentation pages.  Let us know if you do!  We’d love to hear about it – Facebook and Twitter.…
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