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Words API
From building a “Hyperloop” to getting a $1 billion investment from Google, it seems like Elon Musk is in the news almost every day. By now, reporters must be running out of superlatives to describe him. Even “genius” can lose its luster if you use it too much. Anyone can pull up a thesaurus and start flipping, but perhaps you want to run a more thorough search, and maybe turn up something a bit more interesting. Not just synonyms, but also find words that are related in other ways. And maybe you would also like to limit the results…
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post by Groove. Don’t forget to consume the Groove API on Mashape! Groove is the simple help desk software that lets you easily and efficiently deliver better online customer service. More than 2,000 teams trust Groove to manage support tickets, collaborate with ticket assignments and private notes, and get a detailed look at performance with customer service metrics. As of today, Groove’s API is available on Mashape. Groove’s API can be used to build Groove functionality right into any app. Some of the things you can do include:
    Automatically create Groove tickets from external
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post by Datafinder. Don’t forget to consume the Datafinder API on Mashape! Datafinder.com is a self-serve website that gives organizations access to LifeData®, a living history of consumer data that is generated through real life events, actions and activities. These data points include such things as: contact details, demographic information, education level, family status, financial details, and much more. Datafinder operates a large data warehouse, where more than 9,200 data files are aggregated and indexed that contain over 700 Billion LifeData® attributes. Datafinder.com’s API’s are now available at Mashape, giving developers instant access to…
Christina Ng
    Kairos, a SaaS-based startup in Miami, FL, has now made its advanced 2D to 3D facial detection and recognition API available on Mashape. The Kairos API takes the complexity out of face recognition so you can focus on building great products. Kairos brings you commercial grade face recognition without hassle; no talking to a shark salesperson in a $1,000 suit, or length contracts! Do check out the guest post below by them, and don’t forget to consume their API on Mashape!

What is face recognition?

At Kairos, we get a lot of questions from people about how facial…
Christina Ng
SemaMediaData – a startup that offers Image & Video OCR API based on cutting edge multimedia-processing technologies, is now on Mashape! Do check out the guest post below by them, and don’t forget to consume their API on Mashape! SemaMediaData technologies serve as cornerstone for various innovative applications as e.g., automatic video annotation, video indexing, video browsing, content-based video search engine, social media mining etc. Image OCR provides functionality for detecting and recognizing text content from video frames and images. It differs from a conventional print OCR engine which is designed for a high resolution scan of printed documents with…
Christina Ng
NetImpact, the powerful, real-time, IP-to-location based API developer service is now available on Mashape.  The API takes the most complicated data sets and generates easy to understand real-time formats.  NetImpact is carving a clear and simple path for developers to gain instant access to back end data; ultimately make their mobile, Web, Android, or iOS apps’ front-end function flawlessly. The company’s goal is to deliver universally accessible big data in the easiest format possible. The IP-to-location API provides powerful data that enables you to build more intelligent applications for dynamic content delivery, location-aware applications, enhanced e-commerce, security and more.  NetImpact’s…
Christina Ng
The API from award-winning image and object recognition provider, Catchoom, is now available on Mashape. Their solution, CraftAR, is the ultimate Augmented Reality toolbox; which helps businesses and brands create augmented reality content. The Catchoom solution is perfect if you’re working within gaming, advertising, marketing, publishing, and e-commerce markets. The benefits of Image Recognition stem from the fact that a mobile user is at least 40x more likely to interact with an interactive ad containing an image than with a traditional ad. Catchoom’s CraftAR enables companies of all sizes, from small startups to large scale enterprises, to build high performance…
Orlando
Summer is here! At Mashape, we’ve been busy improving and iterating on some new features. But what better way to celebrate the awesome weather with some food, drinks, and API? Whether you’re staying in or heading out, we hope that this list of food and drinks API will be useful for you! For the diet-conscious folks who like to count your calories, skip the food and consume these APIs instead. Think of the possibilities of linking a wearable device with a food API. You can re-calibrate your targets on the fly based on your food and drinks intake, or the…
Christina Ng
Fan of the FIFA World Cup 2014? Thinking of building a quick mashup with data from the World Cup in Brazil? Or, like Gerald Bauer, you’re looking for open data sets for the World Cup in Brazil? We have the solution for you! The Mashape API marketplace now has 3 World Cup related APIs listed on our platform! The Copa do Mundo 2014 – World Cup Brazil API returns groups, games, and overall rankings of the countries playing in the game. It also happens to be in Portuguese, so you might need to translate it to your main language.…
Morgan Davies
Nobody likes to track down the latest version of a contract, hassle with track changes and negotiations, or sign duplicate paper copies.  Contract Live is the first contract-management platform for companies to manage all steps from initiation to contract execution on the cloud. With Contract Live your team receives email and text message alerts for deadlines, summary sheets, and an online library with all your contracts.  The platform combines a simple, secured web mail interface with advanced features that help manage all your contracts, such as suppliers, clients, HR, and partnerships.  Most importantly, Contract Live assists throughout all stages of…
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