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Chris Ismael
This post is brought to you in part by Geeklist, a vibrant platform for geeks to discover, connect and share the great work they have done.  Check out the upcoming ‘Hack for Good’ global mobile hackathon this coming June 28th – 30th. We love hackathons!  We love seeing what developers can do with APIs.  Just look at this, this, thisthis, this, this, and this! However with hackathons running almost every day, it’s easy to run out of app ideas.  What if your app was already created in some hackathon that you…
Chris Ismael
This past weekend we were at Parisoma for APIHackDay SF 2013.  API HackDay SF brings developers together for an all-day coding fest focused on building apps and mashups with APIs. At the end of the 8-hour hackathon, about 20 teams presented their apps to evangelists from MasheryOpenTokSendGridTwilioContext.IOBigCommerceMashape, and Apiphany.  There were prize categories from each company, as well as overall top three prizes. Congratulations to the winners! The overall top three winners were Smart CRM, Whatsmyride, and ranker.io.  You can also check…
Chris Ismael
Thanks to APIDays and Parisoma for having us at APIDaysSF.  We showed demos of applied Machine Learning APIs. Here are the links to those demos.  Enjoy! https://github.com/ismaelc/twilio-translator http://worldchat.io/ http://jsfiddle.net/ismaelc/fgq7L/ http://www.esridemos.com/lovehere/register.html List of 50+ Face Detection / Recognition APIs, libraries, and software Web-enable your Research/Project with an API List of 25 Sentiment Analysis APIs List of 30 Natural Language Processing APIs See you tomorrow at APIHack!…
Chris Ismael
We’re always excited with interesting apps that make use of Mashape APIs.  One in particular is the recent winner of the Mashape Skybiometry prize category in APIDays Mediterranea.  Their app is called LoveHere: LoveHere App – Image translated to English from Spanish) The team composed of Javier Abadia, Jaime Nieves Martinez, and Francesc Puigvert Pell built LoveHere in 7 hours for the APIDays Mediterranea (Though we weren’t physically there, we had Apicultur to thank for helping represent Mashape in the hackathon).  It is a platform for dating that allows to connect users with people nearby without compromising personal…
Chris Ismael
We would like to congratulate the two teams that won the Mashape categories at AngelhackNYC!  Awesome job guys! We look forward to opening up opportunities for you by promoting your hacks with the Mashape community, and connecting you with developers/entrepreneurs/businesses that might take interest Also, congratulations to the AngelhackNYC grand prize winner Kronicle! As well as the 70+ teams that participated in AngelhackNYC.  We’d reach out to everyone soon! And finally, thanks to the organizers of Angelhack and Huge for arranging a well-attended hackathon in New York. Without further ado, our winners! Springsense (Meaning Recognition) Category Check out Lance Nanek…
Chris Ismael
We’re live here at AngelhackNYC!  Here are some links to demos and prizes that will be shown in our presentation in a bit  Good luck to all participants! Links List of 50+ Machine learning APIs  Skybiometry Face Recognition (WebRTC) – http://fadomire.futureauth.jit.su/ Face recognition using Javascript – http://jsfiddle.net/ismaelc/fgq7L/ International chat in your local language – http://worldchat.io/ Profanity API – https://www.mashape.com/nsure-io/profanity#!documentation Nudity Search API – https://www.mashape.com/ivladmin/imagevision-nuditysearch#!documentation Face mash API – https://www.mashape.com/rogerils/face-9#!documentation Get app API inspiration/ideas here! – http://apirandomizer.com/ Tweet Sentiments – https://www.mashape.com/intridea/tweetsentiments#!endpoint-TweetSentiments-by-search-query Springsense Meaning Recognition – https://www.mashape.com/springsense/springsense-meaning-recognition#!documentation Algorithms.io Recommendation engine – https://www.mashape.com/algorithms-io/recommendation-engine#!documentation Pinterest nude remover – http://www.hackathon.io/pinterest1 Prizes! Springsense (Meaning Recognition) –…
Chris Ismael
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…
Chris Ismael
Congratulations to Ronaldo Barbachano for winning our Mashape April API Hack!  He used the Speech2Topic API from Yactraq and created a visualization tool to show topics as they occur on a video while it’s playing.  He won a Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0! You can try his application here and here. Until our next hackathon!…
Chris Ismael
Here are some Mashape APIs based on Machine Learning to prepare you for our April Hackathon tomorrow (April 6th). Example: Face Recognition using Javascript Example: Yactraq Video Topic Extraction and Transcription using Javascript Nodejs wrapper for Yactraq Creating social “signals” with Ping.It Example: Face Recognition login page
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…
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