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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…
Chris Ismael
The first API Hack Sunday at the Mashape Hacker House has been fantastic – the only hackathon that was conducted outdoors. The Mashape developer community on Meetup is now over 70 amazing people (register to stay updated). We had more than 20 hackers who formed 4 teams. The winner was Tuner.io, a web app that analyzes the lyrics and sentiment in popular songs. It was created by mashing-up two main APIs from Mashape: Here’s a set of photos selected with love from Mashapers. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item {…
Chris Ismael
We’re hosting the first real hackathon at the Mashape Lair, (100+ years old hacker house in South Park). Free early bird tickets available now: http://octoberapihack.eventbrite.com/ From 9AM-11PM on Sunday, October 21, we’ll offer food (amazing Italian Pasta handmade by the founders!), drinks, and a $500 prize for the best Mashape API hack! Bring your epic hacking skills and build something awesome together using Mashape APIs! Schedule:
    9AM-10AM – Breakfast/Registration 10AM-10:15AM – Demo by Stephen Balaban, founder of Facial Recognition API 10:15AM-10:30AM – Demo by Jacob Perkins, founder of Text Processing API 10:30AM-10:30PM – Hacking time 10:30PM-11:00PM – Judging (Stephen, Jacob,
Augusto Marietti
Hello folks, We’re doing a friendly hackathon today, at our hacker house (South Park), the Mashape Lair. Come visit us armed with your laptop! Bring friends and hack on whatever you want. We start at around 6pm, and see how far we can go We provide free food (burgers and italian pasta) and beer. Yes, you can sleep here, we have plenty of space! We’re at 433 Bryant St. See you! Ping us hackers@mashape.com if you have any questions!  …
Augusto Marietti
How many Play Framework developers are there in SF? We’re proud to sponsor the first Play! Framework Hackathon organized by MasterBranch. Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 10:00AM – Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 3:00PM San Francisco Register here and join us in a weekend full of fun, hack a Play Framework app, and drink beer with other geeks. We are happy to support this growing community! OH! We’re Play! too…and we’re hiring: hackers@mashape.com
Augusto Marietti
Mashape is coming to Amsterdam both as a speaker and a sponsor of the Kings of Code. On September 17th and 18th, there will be a big Hack Battle with around 300 developers who will compete against the other teams by building great apps on top of APIs and SDKs in just under 36 hours. Mashape will present two APIs that are part of its marketplace, created by: - Andrea Mucci: http://www.mashape.com/users/cingusoft - Musixmatch: http://www.mashape.com/users/musixmatch.com – Display lyrics on your website On September 19, Michele “Mike” Zonca will be giving a talk about APIs, current standards, best practices and…
Augusto Marietti
It’s Hackathon time again, and this time, you should participate in the biggest hackathon of this year: TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon! Tinypay.me is sponsoring this event with a simple E-commerce API which makes it easy for you to add e-commerce functionality to your website or application. You start within minutes by just downloading the client libraries for PHP, Obj-C (iOS!), Java (Android!), Ruby (Rails!) or Python (AppEngine!). Some cool ideas that you can create with the Tinypay.me API include: Facebook app (social marketplace), iPhone app (take a pic and sell it), selling digital stuff (ebooks, 3d models, music, Flickr
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