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…
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…
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
, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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