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…
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.
Mashape Ping Status Report
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…
The long wait is over! The Mashape API
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…
We’ve done about 200+ posts in Posterous so far. Now that it’s closing down, we have decided to move to Tumblr
Mashape Tumblr Blog
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
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Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r
We participated in a lot of developer events and pushed out important Mashape updates:
P.S. If you are around South Park, feel free to stop by for a…
You can now set up a Terms & Conditions page for your API in Mashape.
Terms & Conditions of IDLight
To write the Terms & Conditions page for your API, just go to your API Admin page and click on the “Terms and Conditions” tab:
Terms & Conditions Tab in Navigation Pane
Remember to set the Visibility to “Public” then hit Save. It would then appear in your API profile page under “Terms and Conditions”
In our effort to improve the way keys are handled in Mashape, we have changed the naming and more importantly the way keys are used in Mashape. This is an important change so we recommend that you read on.
This change is immediate and is reflected NOW in your Mashape account (e.g. Dashboard, Mashape keys, test console, client libraries, etc)
After receiving feedback regarding the trouble and complexity of generating an authorization hash from your Mashape private and public keys, we decided to change and improve the way these keys are interpreted and generated. One of the…
You guys are gonna love this. We now have a Mashape button that you can use on your page to link back to your Mashape API profile page.
Mashape button on API profile
We even let you customize the button color and icon!
To get your Mashape button, go to your API Profile page and click Admin.
We hope you’ll use the new Mashape button for your landing pages and developer documentation pages. Let us know if you do! We’d love to hear about it – Facebook
We just released a new section in the API profile page called “Issues” that would allow developers to report an issue or open a discussion with the API owner regarding his/her API.
API Issues Section
Developers can open an API issue by navigating to “Issues” on the left-hand side panel of the API profile page, and clicking on “New Issue” button on the upper-right hand corner.
Click button to open new issue
You can then proceed to type in the Title and Description/Comment for your issue and click “Submit” when done. At this point, the API owner will see that…
One of the top requests we get from API providers in Mashape is to add a section where they can go beyond just plain text when providing more in-depth information about their APIs (e.g. introduction, usage guidelines, sample codes, etc). This requires a level of formatting that simply cannot be achieved with just plain text.
Also, having information in one place, as opposed to having several browser tabs open to read through the API usage information, can be quite a time-saver.
We have added a “Getting Started” section for your APIs in Mashape. It supports GitHub Flavored Markdown