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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”...

Important Changes to Mashape Authorization Keys

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...

Introducing the “Consume with Mashape” embed button

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. 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....

Report and Track API Issues in Mashape

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. 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. 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 the “Issues” navigation panel section will be highlighted...

“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...

And the winner is…

Last November, we ran a Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 Developer Challenge in parts of Southeast Asia.   We got really cool submissions of apps that use APIs in Mashape.  Thanks to everyone who registered and submitted their entries!  We have now picked our winner, and another special (surprise!) winner Congratulations to Alexander Wong Mun Choong of Malaysia for his Blippy Deal Windows 8 app!  He won a Surface RT with Touch Cover.  Here’s what he has to say… “I am a student from Asia Pacific University which recently graduated from degree in computing. I was honored to be able to win...

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....