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Chris Ismael
Thanks to our friend Mustafa Khan and everyone at Innovation Endeavors we got an early start to the weekend.  Last night DJ Effit kept the party going and chef Mark Mullan prepared the best guacamole and quesadillas we’ve every tasted.  Thanks guys! Artist George Lin dropped by Mashape’s office and created an amazing cityscape of San Francisco.  We asked our guests to sign their names and add a little color to the mural.  Looks incredible, don’t you think? Have a great weekend – party like a Mashaper! Mashape Party Wall…
Chris Ismael
As an API Marketplace, Mashape facilitates billing for API providers and consumers.  As such, we continuously strive to provide features and tools that help developers manage their API subscriptions. We are happy to announce that we are now sending usage alerts.  When you approach 80% of your subscribed plan limit, we’ll send you an email. Email Usage Alerts when API usage approaches limit   We hope that you find this feature useful in managing your API subscriptions.  As always, please feel free to send us a note at support@mashape.com if you have comments and suggestions.…
Chris Ismael
As proud contributors to the open source community, nothing makes us happier than getting feedback and support from developers who like to make things better. Shortly after we released Unirest.io, we received a ton of feedback from developers who would like to get a Windows 8 and .NET port.  Before we can even get to it, we received contributions from Michael Azarkevich and Michael Sync who ported Unirest to the two platforms.  To the two Michaels, a HUGE THANK YOU!  You rock m/ We have officially rolled them in with the rest of the Unirest libraries here.  You…
Chris Ismael
It’s been a while since we announced a new feature from Mashape, so we’re very excited to announce this one:  Secret Parameters and Headers for API providers. What is a Secret Parameter/Header? A Secret Parameter or Header are fixed key-value that is added to the request coming from the Mashape proxy to the API provider. Only API providers can set these values in their API. API providers can set secret parameters and headers What is it useful for? One particular useful use-case for them is where developers have to sign up for separate accounts from the API provider and Mashape
Chris Ismael
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…
Chris Ismael
Unirest.io 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…
Chris Ismael
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…
Chris Ismael
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…
Chris Ismael
The long wait is over!  The Mashape API is here! 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…
Chris Ismael
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, Twitter, or support@mashape.com
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