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Orlando
We are an API Hub where over 100,000 developers can consume more than 10,000 APIs. We’ve been building this business for over 3 years, and there are a lot of things that we’ve measured throughout the process which we will be sharing in this post. Over the past 3 years, we have been working relentless to grow the API community, business and economy. We’ll be sharing some of our key metrics in this post and how we achieved them.

Growth of APIs

In the Mashape API marketplace, we host a variety of APIs which span across distinct categories and use…
Christina Ng

Open-Sourcing Mashape’s Guardian. OAuth solved.

At Mashape, we support thousands of APIs. Over the years, we have learned a lot about different authentications and the complex world of OAuth. Today, we are happy to officially release Guardian.js, the open-source gatekeeper that removes the OAuth dance with a single request. In the past, the community has shown lots of love and support for our previous open-source projects: OAuthBible and Unirest.io. As we continue to develop new API tools, we’ll continue to share our work with the developer community! We hope you like it, The Mashape Team Get rid of…
Orlando

Introducing Private Plans – for API Providers and Consumer!

Everyone loves flexibility, (knowimsayinn) but no one admits it! We’ve successfully deployed Private Plans, a new feature of our Pricing Tab. There is nothing keeping developers away from consuming your public and private APIs, and with this release, we give you a way to charge users in customized ways. This update is targeted to all our API providers who like to keep things between your API and your consumers a little more interesting. Mashape wants you to be able to provide your customers with a flexible pricing for any use-case. The…
Orlando
Hey Mashapers! We recently rolled out a new feature on Mashape that is going to revolutionize the way you add APIs on Mashape. Many of you have requested this feature, and we are super stoked to announce that you can now invite developers to consume and interact with your private/ secret APIs. As the owner of the API, you can handpick from a list of Mashape users and reveal your private API to the few selected secret agents. Finding the invite option is easy. Simply click on “Invite devs to your API” at the bottom left of the settings menu…
Montana Flynn
  When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing. That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms.
    If you’re just starting out with APIs, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development. If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something
Morgan Davies
Hello Mashape community, We’re happy to announce a reduced revenue share percentage rate. Going forward monetized APIs will only be charged a 20% revenue share. With ❤. As always, Mashape will continue to provide free support, quick distribution, analytics, auto generated code snippets, issues and reporting system, status, alerts, testing tools, collaboration and permission add-ons, and many more features. Looking forward to our continued relationship to build together the API economy!  …
Montana Flynn
We know how hard it is to find great APIs. So we built PublicAPIs.com, an API directory where you can instantly search through thousands of APIs and discover public cloud web services. Here’s what we have waiting for you:
    An infinite scrolling list of over 10,000 APIs Community Support Uptime Status
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Chris Ismael
We have just released Unirest for node.js.  Unirest is a lightweight HTTP client library also available for PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, Java, .NET, and Windows RT. After installing and setting up Unirest for node.js, you can make a simple HTTP request like this: unirest.post('http://httpbin.org/post') .headers({ 'Accept': 'application/json' }) .send({ "parameter": 23, "foo": "bar" }) .end(function (response) { console.log(response.body); }); Source: https://gist.github.com/ismaelc/7109128

Why use Unirest?

The goal of Unirest is to provide developers a consistent manner of making HTTP request calls regardless of programming language used.  We have open-sourced this library so that…
Chris Ismael
  Make your API lives easier with Postman! Postman is a powerful HTTP client to help test web services easily and efficiently. Postman let’s you craft simple as well as complex HTTP requests quickly. It also saves requests for future use so that you never have to repeat your keystrokes ever again. Check the demo video below.  And get it here.…
Chris Ismael
As an API Marketplace, Mashape facilitates billing for API providers and consumers.  As such, we continuously strive to provide features and tools that help developers manage their API subscriptions. We are happy to announce that we are now sending usage alerts.  When you approach 80% of your subscribed plan limit, we’ll send you an email. Email Usage Alerts when API usage approaches limit   We hope that you find this feature useful in managing your API subscriptions.  As always, please feel free to send us a note at support@mashape.com if you have comments and suggestions.…
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