Mashape Milestone

Call Mashape APIs in your Windows 8 and .NET applications via Unirest

As proud contributors to the open source community, nothing makes us happier than getting feedback and support from developers who like to make things better. Shortly after we released Unirest.io, we received a ton of feedback from developers who would like to get a Windows 8 and .NET port.  Before we can even get to it, we received contributions from Michael Azarkevich and Michael Sync who ported Unirest to the two platforms.  To the two Michaels, a HUGE THANK YOU!  You rock m/ We have officially rolled them in with the rest of the Unirest libraries here.  You can also check...

Mashape Updates: Secret Parameters and Headers

It’s been a while since we announced a new feature from Mashape, so we’re very excited to announce this one:  Secret Parameters and Headers for API providers. What is a Secret Parameter/Header? A Secret Parameter or Header are fixed key-value that is added to the request coming from the Mashape proxy to the API provider. Only API providers can set these values in their API. What is it useful for? One particular useful use-case for them is where developers have to sign up for separate accounts from the API provider and Mashape.  Having these values allow API providers to set a...

Mashape – Finalist for 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

San Francisco – May 8, 2013 – Mashape announced today it had been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and “scale ups” since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process. They include, among others: the candidate company’s addressable market size, its IP and patents, its financing, the proof...

Unicorn has become Unirest

Yesterday, we released our newest open-sourced project, which we named Unicorn. Unfortunately, that was also the name of two existing open sourced projects. We really dropped the ball, and have been working hard to clean up the mess.  Our apologies to anyone in the Ruby or Python community who was confused or pissed off.  Hopefully you can look past our mistake and see the value in this project. Since yesterday, we have decided on a new name, Unirest, which we think is a great fit for the project. We also made a new website, changed out all the docs, and...

Releasing Unicorn into the wild

UPDATE: We’ve got a lot of comments and suggestions on the ‘Unicorn’ naming. We apologize for the confusion and are working on finding a new name. Have a suggestion? Tweet us @mashape UPDATE #2: We picked a new name, unirest.io is up and running. UPDATE #3: Check our latest post on “Unicorn has become Unirest” Here at Mashape, we use a lot of open source. Our tech stack includes a lot of popular frameworks and libraries which have allowed us to rapidly iterate and develop what we feel is the best cloud API proxy and marketplace the universe has...

Mashape Updates: Introducing the ping status report

We’re rolling out a new detailed status report for API Providers.  It gives you a second-by-second report on your API health, as pinged from the Mashape proxy. The goal is to give API providers a high-fidelity report on how their API is doing at minute intervals. You may remember sometime back, we also rolled out the Status Snapshot Display for APIs.  This a yet another continuation of our commitment to provide the best API report. Currently, it can only be accessed through the email notification you get when your API is down.  We would love to hear your feedback...

The Mashape API

The long wait is over!  The Mashape API is here! The Mashape API lets you query and retrieve API and user information from Mashape. With close to 2000 APIs in catalog, this opens up tons of possibilities for developers to create exciting applications.  Here’s the Mashape API test console in action: http://www.screenr.com/LIv7 We have also released a Chrome extension to demonstrate what you can do with the Mashape API. You can get it here. See a screencap of the Chrome extension here: http://www.screenr.com/bIv7 We hope to see what you can do with the API.  Let us know and send us a...

We are moving to Tumblr

We’ve done about 200+ posts in Posterous so far.  Now that it’s closing down, we have decided to move to Tumblr.   We’re still in the process of moving so please bear with us.  But do send us some comments and suggestions on what you’d like to see (or would rather not see) in our posts  You can reach us through Facebook, Twitter, or support@mashape.com...

Mashape Updates: API Issues, API Terms, Embed Button, etc

We participated in a lot of developer events and pushed out important Mashape updates: Easily collaborate and report API Issues for both private and public APIs Set up your own API Terms and Conditions page in Mashape A new Mashape Embed Button for your site! A must-read update regarding improvements to Mashape’s authentication scheme to a new single-key system Check out our new How It Works page, with animation Callinize uses Mashape APIs, and they won DeveloperWeek 2013 too! P.S. If you are around South Park, feel free to stop by for a beer, talk about APIs, tips on APIs, food, etc. Here’s what we look like in our Hacker...

API Terms & Conditions Page in Mashape

You can now set up a Terms & Conditions page for your API in Mashape. To write the Terms & Conditions page for your API, just go to your API Admin page and click on the “Terms and Conditions” tab: Remember to set the Visibility to “Public” then hit Save.  It would then appear in your API profile page under “Terms and Conditions”...