Mashape demo at Gluecon
Last week at Gluecon 2013
, we had the opportunity to show some cool demos that demonstrate the breadth and sophistication of APIs you can discover and use in Mashape. We focused on Machine Learning
, Natural Language Processing
, and Sentiment Analysis APIs
Below are links to demos shown during the presentation, as well as links to relevant news and references that point out to the growing popularity and importance of machine learning in the API realm.
Demos and APIs
World chat with local translation (using Mashape + Firebase) – http://worldchat.io/#
After we posted the list of NLP
, Sentiment Analysis
, and Machine Learning
APIs a while ago, we noticed that some API descriptions require a little bit of digging into, to fully appreciate what these APIs can do. Here’s an example:
Text analysis API including wordnet synsets,relation extraction,named entity recognition and classification,lemmatization,part of speech tagging,tokenization, and semantic role labeling.
If you’re not familiar with these words, you could totally miss the features that this API
is capable of.
To help with that, we have listed below an explanation to some of these words in the NLP/Machine Learning context; as…
It’s been a while since we announced a new feature from Mashape, so we’re very excited to announce this one: Secret Parameters and Headers for API providers.
What is a Secret Parameter/Header?
A Secret Parameter or Header are fixed key-value that is added to the request coming from the Mashape proxy to the API provider. Only API providers can set these values in their API.
API providers can set secret parameters and headers
What is it useful for?
One particular useful use-case for them is where developers have to sign up for separate accounts from the API provider and Mashape
Mashape is taking part in two upcoming hackathons. We would like to thank our API partners who are offering free access or mini-prizes for the iCreate Mobility Challenge 2013 (Singapore May 17th)
and APIDays Mediterranea (Madrid, May 30)
. See bottom for the list of APIs and their offers.
For the hackathon organizers: please consolidate your participants’ Mashape IDs and send them a message in Mashape
BEFORE your hackathon. This will give them ample time to enable access to their private APIs to your participants.
If you are a Mashape API partner and interested to offer free access to your…
Here are some APIs that crack us up here at Mashape, as well as those that we like to show off to friends 🙂
Portrait 3D API
provides software developers with a technology to create animated facial models based on photos.
Yoda Speak API
Turn your sentences and webpage into Yoda-speak!
ERMAHGERD Translator API
This translates text to ERMAHGERD.
Gender Guesser API
Guess whether a first name is of male or female gender in the USA.
l33t sp34k API
Want to sound like a hacker? Translate text to and from l33t…
San Francisco – May 8, 2013
– Mashape announced today it had been selected as a finalist
for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and “scale ups” since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company’s addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the…
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Ten API Commandments:
Thou shall not use oauth 1.0
Thou shall not kill an API
Thou shall not deprecate endpoints
Thou shall document thy API
Thou shall not return XML
Thou shall be RESTful
Thou shall not use SOAP
Thou shall notify developers of changes
Thou shall make it easy to get API keys
Thou shall distribute on Mashape…