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“Getting Started” section for your API

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. You...

Get Notified by Email when your API is down

We just launched a small yet very important feature – an email notification to the API provider when the API is down.   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 -> Settings: We hope...

Mashape Updates #14 – Status snapshot display for APIs

We have just rolled out another cool feature in Mashape – the 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 this API?” Historical Analysis – e.g....

Mashape’s new header and footer

We updated Mashape’s header and footer!  Take a look at the new 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. The footer was also updated.  Do check them out and let us know...

Introducing Mashape Status. Hello ping!

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 Updates #13 – Signup & Login with Github

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.   Existing users can continue to use their email/password combination to log in on Mashape.  ...

Mashape Updates #12 – Custom DNS subdomain name

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 If you have more than one subdomain, we allow to select the primary one that will be included in both the API documentation and in the client libraries. You can add new subdomain from the...

Mashape Updates #11 – We’re giving you permission now

We just released the API Permission Add-on to easily add, manage and revoke user permissions to your private API. Partnership is a wonderful thing. It’s the chance to create a more intimate relationship with another person, another team, another company. At Mashape, we’re all about working with others, and we’re building the tools to make API partnerships dead simple and collaborate with the team around private APIs. Today we’re introducing our API Permissions add-on to encourage easier, stronger relationships between developers and their consumers. This add-on is a game-changer for API developers that want to use the billing and...

1000 APIs, 1000 Thank Yous

Mashape crossed 1000 APIs today! Here’s a huge Thank you to all the API providers and developers who made this possible! Thanks to all the developers who have joined the Mashape Community. We’re now a global force spread out all over the world. Mashape is empowering the most interesting APIs in the world, from Porn Filter - 3D Animations - FlightLookup - Real-Time Currency Conversion - Chinese Sentiment Analysis - Instagram-like filters - Face Recognition, Siri-like functions, and many more. If you’re around SF, we have created a Meetup Group to enrich the community. Expect amazing free dinners at our hacker house. Can’t wait to cross the next one thousand APIs with...

Mashape updates #10 – Search API by user

Today, we pushed out a small update on Mashape. We have added a nice functionality to our search engine. You can now search APIs by typing in just the name of the API provider....