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Chris Ismael
That’s right, we’re gearing up for another hackathon – Music Hack Day SF 2013 Music Hack Day SF 2013Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasbonte/   Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers, and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music.  Software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, art – anything goes as long as it’s music related. Check out these hacks from last year’s Music Hack Day.  Do you think you’ve got what it takes?  Then register here!  We’ll announce our Mashape API partners soon! See you there!…
Chris Ismael
We would like to congratulate the PlayAlong team for winning the Mashape category at the recent TVHACKFEST Hackathon @ Moscone Center West hosted by Apps World!  Here’s Jason Townes French talking about their game PlayAlong and how he used the Trivia API in Mashape. According to Jason, he has more games in store for us, and he’s looking to add more Mashape APIs in them  Congratulations again PlayAlong! We would also like to recognize the following teams that incorporated/conceptualized Mashape APIs in their hacks:
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We would like to congratulate the “Callinize” team for winning the 43-hour DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon! The team doing a solid presentation to the judges during the DeveloperWeek Hackathon Judging at SPUR Urban Center

What is Callinize?

As sales people beholden to our clients, we’ve all been caught off-guard at one point when we receive an unannounced call from a certain client or customer.  The last thing you want to say is “Who is this?” with a tone reserved for telemarketers.  It’s a classic scenario that we all hope to avoid. Callinize solves all that by telling you who’s calling…
Chris Ismael
*UPDATE: Check our Hackerleague Sponsor site here for ideas on APIs* Hot on the heels of the DeveloperWeek Hackathon, we are again getting ourselves involved in another hackathon – the AppsWorld 2013 Hackfest.tv Hackathon, happening this Thursday Feb 7 – 8th in The Moscone Center.  We are giving away a $500 prize for the best use of APIs in Mashape. What is Hackfest? The aim of TV Hackfest is to provide a range of TV technologies, SDKs, and APIs as well as briefs and competitions – to developers, designers, agencies, creatives, and entrepreneurs to build, design, and show how…
Chris Ismael
DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon The DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon has started!  Check out these cool hackathon projects in HackerLeague. To help out the participants, below is a list of API suggestions, one for each of the 20 teams participating in the DeveloperWeek 2013 Hackathon. (Don’t forget – you can qualify for Mashape prizes (Roomba, Surface RT, $500) if you’re using a Mashape API in your hacks :)) 1. Talkify – Turn your chat sentences into Yoda Speak! 2. Airbnb Catering – Lace it with nearby food and restaurant deals with 8coupons. 3. Visionboard – reinforce social accountability with nearby…
Chris Ismael
As proud sponsors of the upcoming DeveloperWeek 2013, we are giving away Complimentary Passes (worth ~$800/each) for the event. DeveloperWeek 2013 happens this Feb 1 – 7, 2013 at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco.

What is DeveloperWeek?

The first annual DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference combines a 4-day educational conference, technology-specific app development contests, developer tech exhibitors, startup lightning pitches, and keynote talks from the top engineers across app development, data science, and mobile deployment. What Mashape-related activities should I look forward to in DeveloperWeek? We’d love for you to join us in the DeveloperWeek Hackathon which is…
Chris Ismael
Last November, we ran a Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 Developer Challenge in parts of Southeast Asia.   We got really cool submissions of apps that use APIs in Mashape.  Thanks to everyone who registered and submitted their entries!  We have now picked our winner, and another special (surprise!) winner Congratulations to Alexander Wong Mun Choong of Malaysia for his Blippy Deal Windows 8 app!  He won a Surface RT with Touch Cover.  Here’s what he has to say… “I am a student from Asia Pacific University which recently graduated from degree in computing. I was honored to be able…
Chris Ismael
That’s “thank you” in Indonesian. (..err, I hope!) Nokia Indonesia’s Lumia Apps OlympiadImage credit: Nokia Indonesia Community Enthusiasts Recently we had the privilege of being part of Nokia Indonesia’s Lumia Apps Olympiad as prize sponsor for the Mashape/Chatterbox category. The developers who participated had twenty APIs (including the likes of Evernote, and Nokia’s own APIs) to choose from to incorporate in their mobile apps.  Here’s a screenshot of the participating APIs. Participating APIs We would like to congratulate the Kepotify app (video link) for winning the Mashape/Chatterbox category, as well as runner-up Pondok Sukabirus 2.  Awesome job by…
Chris Ismael
Mashape is hosting some social time and warm holiday greetings for the hackers community of San Francisco. Save the date: December 20th – 7.30pm RSVP HERE! Stormtrooper Christmas Greeting

Merry Christmas!

Join us to meet hackers, talk about all things APIs, drink, socialize, and discuss the future trends for the coming 2013! Do whatever you like; bring friends, and if you want to hack on your project all night, we do have sofas. ^__^ Free beers, drinks and pizza included! Handmade Sangria will be served. PS: Christmas trees are welcome!…
Chris Ismael
*UPDATE!  We have extended the contest until December 22, 2012, and accepting WP8 entries!* We would like to thank everyone who have signed up for Mashape’s Windows 8 Contest!  If you haven’t registered yet, please check out our Facebook page for the contest details and registration. Here at Mashape, we are committed to supporting as many platforms as possible.  Which is why we’re running this developer challenge to reach out to those Windows 8/RT/WP8 developers out there.  The best Windows 8/RT or WP8 application that uses any APIs listed on Mashape wins a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.  We’re currently…
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