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Augusto Marietti
We’re happy to announce that Mashape’s API Marketplace product is now part of RapidAPI! Starting today you can use either a RapidAPI or Mashape API Marketplace account to log into both platforms. Your existing apps and APIs will work the same without any code changes, but you can now view your analytics and projects through different interfaces. Most importantly you can explore over 7,500 public APIs. Find the closest asteroid to you with the NASA API, pull the best running playlists with the Spotify API, or make your app talk like Yoda. We will also be in constant communication…
Augusto Marietti
Today marks an important milestone for Mashape. We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed an $18M Series B funding round, led by Andreessen-Horowitz, with previous investors CRV and Index Ventures participating. It represents all the hard work by the team, our dedication to building the best and most open API Gateway for the enterprise, and Kong going mainstream around the world. This round is important for many reasons: 1) APIs play a central role. The Industrial Revolution of Software is happening. Many years ago, we had a vision of how software was going to be built. It looked a…
At Trooclick, we’re passionate about the news. That’s why we just launched a groundbreaking new app to make life easier for news and publishing professionals. In an environment where time is scarce, producing quality news content is no mean feat. Knowing “Who Said What” about big issues is essential, but quotes and details can be difficult to come by. Imagine an app that delivered structured data about a person or issue of your choice, without the arduous task of searching hundreds of sources; Trooclick’s game-changing new API does just that. Our NewsData API automatically extracts quotes and related details from…
Augusto Marietti
We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Gelato.io, makers of the popular API Documentation and Developer Portal, with an aim to expand and provide the service to everyone: from individual developers looking to document their API projects to Fortune 500 corporations requiring a secure and highly customizable on-premises solution. When I met Nik (and Adam) a couple of months ago, it was clear to both of us that we could do much more for the API economy together, and so we decided to partner almost immediately.  The first thing you will notice is an acceleration of feature development. We’ve already…
Chris Ismael
Mashape demo at Gluecon Last week at Gluecon 2013, we had the opportunity to show some cool demos that demonstrate the breadth and sophistication of APIs you can discover and use in Mashape.  We focused on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Sentiment Analysis APIs. Below are links to demos shown during the presentation, as well as links to relevant news and references that point out to the growing popularity and importance of machine learning in the API realm. Enjoy!

Demos and APIs

World chat with local translation (using Mashape + Firebase) – http://worldchat.io/# Twilio phone…
Chris Ismael
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/2nmAe Into APIs now, Yoda is……
Chris Ismael
Watch Jeff Kramer’s (@jeffk) talk on the… “history of agents and bots, and how we design and develop bot platforms for the future. We touch on MUD and IRC bots, Weavrs, Siri, Google Now, the Internet of Things, PaaS architectures, the API of Me, Xenobi and a bunch of other things” On Mashape, Jeff makes an interesting point on the purpose of an API Marketplace to facilitate the transferability of processing units through APIs.  He uses the Chatterbox Sentiment Analysis API as an example. You can watch the talk below (and skip to the Mashape part here).…
Chris Ismael
After an intense 24-hour coding stint that started 16th Feb for the MusicHackDay SF 2013 at the Tokbox office, we have picked our Mashape category winner, “Nightingale”, for mashing up a bunch of APIs from Mashape, including Text Processing, Musixmatch, and Word Cloud Generator, to name a few.  Congratulations to Nightingale developer, Vivek Agrawal, for winning the $500 prize from Mashape!  (He was also awarded the best Musixmatch category :)). Nightingale creates a song playlist based on your tweets.  (e.g. I got a bunch of “Flo Rida” songs after Nightingale analyzed my Twitter account).  If…
Chris Ismael
This video tutorial shows how you can add billing to your API in minutes, through Mashape’s Billing Addon. How to Monetize your APIs in minutes using Mashape’s Billing Addon from Chris Ismael on Vimeo.…
Chris Ismael
This is a quick video tutorial on how to add your API to Mashape.  By adding your API to Mashape, you make it easy for developers to discover and test your API.  You are also one step away from adding a billing mechanism to your API. How to Add an API to Mashape from Chris Ismael on Vimeo. Join us in Facebook, Twitter, or email us at support@mashape.com if you have any questions!…
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