Robert Scoble interview with Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti Posted 5 months ago
Make your API lives easier with Postman!
Postman is a powerful HTTP client to help test web services easily and efficiently. Postman let’s you craft simple as well as complex HTTP requests quickly. It also saves requests for future use so that you never have to repeat your keystrokes ever again.
Check the demo video below. And get it here.
Drillster provides an online memorization platform.
By using a scientifically proven algorithm, Drillster allows users to memorize learning material quicker and more easily. Moreover, Drillster accurately predicts for each individual user when the proficiency has dropped below a pre-set level, triggering users to brush up. Its core functionality is easily integrated into learning management systems, but can be used as a standalone product as well. [Slides]
If you like to cook, you probably get many recipes from the Web. But how do you find the really good ones? And what if Google doesn’t care about your lactose intolerance? Once you have found a recipe, you often have to do the math if you want to scale it to feed an entire party or if you’re not used to the metric system. The WebKnox Recipe API serves delicious data and helps to solve all these problems.
WebKnox’s mission is to provide precise answers to natural language questions of all sorts. To achieve this goal, WebKnox developed many natural language processors, such as Part-of-Speech taggers, sentiment detectors, language detectors, location extractors, and Named Entity recognizers. All our data mining, extraction, and machine learning capabilities are offered through our APIs. [Slides]
Gandalf allows you to build dynamic documents in seconds. We call these dynamic documents wizards. Use our api to create a wizard and publish them on gandalf.io. or you could embed a wizard on your own website. Users can answer questions and download a fully customised document built using the answers to those questions. [Slides]
Subledger is an API for in-application accounting.
Subledger enables your application to:
- keep an account for each of your customers’ transaction history
- track profitability and financial ratios in realtime
Combine Subledger with a payment API and your application can track money like a bank!
prismic.io is the much-needed disruption of the cluttered CMS world.
Another good reason to be excited: prismic.io was made by exactly the same people who created the Play framework.
This morning I did a session on API Strategy - A Developer Perspective at DataWeek. I derived the contents mostly from Daniel Jacobson’s "APIs: A Strategy Guide" (I gave it a bit of a twist by focusing on the developer’s perspective of the API value chain).
It’s interesting to note that the term “API Strategy” is being discussed on the web, started by none other Daniel himself, when he declared that businesses should be looking at APIs as a ‘tactic’, instead of a strategy. You can check out his post here.
The discussion reeled me in and got me thinking about the API opportunity in general. The fact that this healthy debate is happening only implies the dynamic nature of APIs. We have yet to have a complete picture of how businesses can fully benefit from APIs, and how APIs can transform businesses.
Here at Mashape we strive to keep in touch with the API and developer community, gathering feedback that could serve as a lead indicator to the direction of APIs. Our goal is to take this feedback and help transform the community by providing the best service to discover, consume, and distribute and monetize APIs.
Machine Linking has developed a multilingual SaaS platform that performs semantic analysis of textual documents. By interfacing with their API, developers can connect unstructured documents and short pieces of text, written in different languages, to live and up-to-date Semantic Web resources such as DBPedia or Freebase.
The API features language detection, keyword and entity extraction, disambiguation and linking, concept tagging, and content enrichment; it also returns relevant information about each entity, such as types, images, definitions, synonyms, and translations, extracted from a proprietary and internally maintained knowledge base.
Machine Linking is available in over 30 languages, including English, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, German, Turkish, French, and Italian.
Mashape is pleased to have Machine Linking join our community. The service is provided as a standard REST API and responses are encoded in JSON. Try out the Machine Linking API today!
API World is just around the corner; thankfully, tickets are still available to this amazing event. Get your tickets now! You don’t want to miss one of the many workshops, plus 2013’s largest API Hackathon. Over 1200 developers have registered for the conference!
API World is the first large-scale conference and expo with a goal of organizing the new API Economy. The event’s mission is to be neutral and facilitate connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. If you’re a coder, a startup, or an enterprise that consumes or provides multiple APIs this is your event.
At API World you’ll learn how to design, monetize, strategize and market, and scale RESTful APIs to billions of calls. Also, industry experts will show you how to discover, consume, and manage APIs in a secure environment.
We’ve lined up an incredible list of guest speakers including Stephen Blum, CEO of PubNub, Simone Brunozzi, Sr Technology Evangelist at AWS, Ian Logan, Engineering Manager at Airbnb, Shay Banon, CTO of Elasticsearch, Steve Klabnik, API Hustler, Rahul Deshpande, Technology Evangelist at MasterCard, Ashwin Purohit, Software Engineer at 23andMe, Ian Small, CEO of TokBox, and Chris Yeh, VP Platform at Box.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the conference.
Image Searcher, the creators of CamFind, have developed the very first mobile application that can photograph, identify, and provide information on any object a user desires to learn about.
The CamFind API enables a user to take a photograph of any two or three-dimensional object and have the image accurately analyzed and defined within seconds. CamFind then provides the user with access to informative and useful sites pertaining to the image.
CamFind’s intent screen displays results for the following modules: Internet search results, related and similar images, price comparisons and online shopping, related places and address finder, and if applicable, movie trailers.
We think CamFind’s API sounds amazing! Try it on Mashape today.
Hella Hack Oakland welcomes all music lovers, code wizards and people with big ideas to come build the next generation of music applications and technologies. This first ever music hackathon in Oakland will happen on Sept 28th - 29th 2013. Register now!
Prizes: Finalists will be chosen to present in a special session at the SF Music Tech Summit on Oct 1st, where one team will be chosen to receive the Grand Prize of $1000.
Mashape is also a prize sponsor offering prizes from API partners. Check them out here. We’ll see you there!
Semantic flexibility and approximation are a fundamental part of intelligent behavior that semantic applications are expected to deliver.
The Amtera Semantic Relatedness API provides an easy-to-use service, which supports applications accessing a large-scale distributional knowledge base. The API’s core operation is to calculate the semantic relatedness between pairs of text excerpts based on the likeness of their meaning or semantic content. By incorporating semantic approximations and disambiguation functionalities, Amtera can differentiate between a movie star and a star cluster or galaxy.
The service is optimized to support the high throughput needed for industry applications. Currently the service is available in English and Portuguese. Additional languages, such as German, Spanish, French, and Italian will be available in October. Mashape is excited to have Amtera join our community. Give their API a try today!