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Christina Ng
The Mashape API Marketplace boasts more than 10,000 APIs from over 140,000 API developers around the world. To help you discover interesting APIs in various topics, we’re happy to introduce API collections, a curation of Mashape’s most popular APIs.   From SMS to sentiment analysis, image recognition to face detection/ recognition, we carefully handpick Mashape’s top APIs and curate them by categories just for you! On each of the API collections, you will find a short description of the API, with a consume API link that will bring you straight to the API’s documentation on Mashape.  …
Orlando
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/9AHvpx   We asked for topic suggestions and you responded loud and clear. Overwhelmingly, everyone wanted to learn more about email APIs built for developers. While I was doing research to understand which email APIs were the best, I learned a lot about this market space. So here are my thoughts on using email service providers.

10 Reason to use email APIs

Easy: One REST API call and an email is sailing through the web on its way to a destination Cheap: It’s likely that it will cost you less to use an API than rent hardware…
The following is a guest post from Simply Wall St, an Australian-based startup backed by AWI Ventures. Simply Wall St aims to simplify investing for everyone. The most daunting aspect first-time investors face when entering the market can be choosing the most appropriate stock to buy, particularly if the user is unfamiliar with complex tables and dense financial reports. Simply Wall St addresses this by presenting stock data in a new, visual format, one that can be easily appreciated by the new investor and veterans alike. The result is the Snowflake, a graphical interpretation of live stock data, which…
Christina Ng
Last week, we introduced the Breezometer Air Quality API. This week, we have a second guest post from Breezometer on how to create an Air Quality and Weather API mashup. The goal of this post is to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate BreezoMeter’s Air Quality Data through Mashape platform. There are endlessness use cases for Air Quality data, and this is just a small example on how we used Mashape’s awesome API service.   In the example below, we decided to use PHP foundation of WordPress that will combine our API with the Simple weather API on…
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post from Breezometer. Don’t forget to consume the Breezometer Air Quality API on Mashape! Recently announced as “the most promising startup company in 2014” by Global Entrepreneurship Week, BreezoMeter’s unique API has just landed on Mashape. BreezoMeter was invented to make air quality data as simple, intuitive and actionable as weather. The company’s core technology is in mapping air quality – historical, real time and projected – at street-level resolution. This is unique and valuable information that has many interesting use cases for many types of businesses and people.

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Montana Flynn
Every March, college basketball fans find themselves deep in the throes of March Madness, even President Obama gets in on the fun. Here at Mashape, we were disappointed to find that developers were not invited to the party. The NCAA has no official APIs available. In fact, we couldn’t find any free public API out there! Something had to be done, so we made our own just in time for the Sweet Sixteen. Unfortunately, the NCAA and other sports leagues have yet to embrace open data and the innovations it can spur. Imagine a bracket predicting engine, real-time matchup-based…
Christina Ng
The International Trade Association (ITA) within the Department of Commerce recognizes the importance of open data and is working hard to make its trade data available. ITA’s mission is to help US companies export abroad, and the opening of its public trade data is another step in helping US businesses be competitive in an increasingly international market. Through its Trade Data APIs, ITA provides developers with access to authoritative information on US exports and international trade. Developers can use this information, often in conjunction with other data they possess, to put meaningful trade data on Web sites and mobile…
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…
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