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Chris Ismael

What?

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.

When?

This change is immediate and is reflected NOW in your Mashape account (e.g. Dashboard, Mashape keys, test console, client libraries, etc)

Where?

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…
Chris Ismael
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 and Twitter.…
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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…
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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. Yoda…
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We just launched a small yet very important feature – an email notification to the API provider when the API is down. Notification email for API downtime   This feature is in line with our commitment to provide API providers with the necessary tools to keep them on top of things, and be able to react quickly to their developers when the API is down (e.g. send out a message to acknowledge the downtime, issue out a fix, etc). If you wish to turn off the notification for your API, you can do so by navigating to your API Admin…
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We have just rolled out another cool feature in Mashape – the Status snapshot display of Mashape APIs   Status snapshot display of Mashape APIs This “quick glance” information provides both app developers and API providers with useful information such as whether the API is currently online or offline, average uptime, latency, and the same data spread out for a week on a graph.  The Status display is a huge timesaver (and will complement your good old debug and log outputs) in scenarios such as: Planning – e.g. “What average timeout value should I set in my application to consume…
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We updated Mashape’s header and footer!  Take a look at the new header: The New Mashape Header The goal is to get you to navigate around Mashape in less clicks.  We heard your feedback, and made it faster for you to access your Inbox and Documentation in the header.  We also added a visual cue to access your Dashboard with the globe icon on the left, and moved the Add an API button to the right.  It’s also worth revisiting the user-related pages you can access when you click on your username. Dropdown menu when clicking on username The footer…
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Mashape architecture is built on top of multiple layers. We’re happy to provide our community a Status page to keep track of the overall Mashape’s health, from the Proxy to Internal APIs. You can check the Mashape Status Page – updated in real time! Mashape Status Page  …
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Since many of our users already use GitHub to store and collaborate around OSS, we have added the ability to Signup and Login on Mashape using GitHub credentials. Signup with Github Login with Github   Existing users can continue to use their email/password combination to log in on Mashape.  …
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Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We are happy to announce that we now support custom DNS subdomain names. We received lots of emails in the past weeks from developers who were asking for a way to change the subdomain name of the public auto-generated DNS address. By default Mashape generates a DNS with the following format: UserName-ApiName.p.mashape.com This means that you can now add your custom and nice subdomains, like: hello.p.mashape.com Adding a custom DNS subdomain name If you have more than one subdomain, we allow to select the primary one that will be included in both the…
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