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Chris Ismael
Here’s a useful list domain and IP API tools.  Let us know if there are other APIs that should be on this list (chris@mashape.com): Name Toolkit – Name Toolkit is a domain name suggestion, registration and whois info provider. Our focus is on speed, simplicity and honesty. Proxies – The WebKnox proxies API lets you retrieve public proxies. We try to keep a list of fresh, unblocked, high responsive, and alive proxies. IP Utils – A simple component helping with IP functionalities IP2Country – Look up country name and ISO code by IP v4 address Ping-uin – Ping…
Chris Ismael
Whether it’s inappropriate content, spam, or fraud prevention – protecting your site should be a priority.  Here are some APIs to help you strengthen the fort. ImageVision Nudity Search – ImageVision’s NuditySearch – Recognizing nudity is a highly complex problem. NuditySearch tackles this problem by recognizing anatomical attributes and determining if there is nudity in images. Spamhaus and Surbl REST interface – Rest api to verify if an url has been marked as spam using the well known spamhaus and surbl services. Supports: SpamHaus zen (SBL e-mail spam, XBL infected PCs, PBL unsolicited smtp traffic) Surbl multi (Spamcop, sa-blacklist, Outblaze,…
Chris Ismael
This is a list of summarizer APIs, libraries, and software.  We’d like to keep this list fresh so feel free to suggest additions – tweet it to us @mashape.  Enjoy! API # Title Link 1 Stremor Automated Summary and Abstract Generator Language Heuristics goes a step beyond Natural Language Processing to extract intent from text. Summaries are created through extraction, but maintain readability by keeping sentence dependencies intact. 2 Text-Processing Sentiment analysis, stemming and lemmatization, part-of-speech tagging and chunking, phrase extraction and named entity recognition. 3 Skyttle 2.0 Skyttle API extracts topical keywords (single words and multiword expressions) and…
Chris Ismael
Do you have problems setting new goals and sticking to them?  We’ve just discovered your solution and, guess what, it’s available in the Beeminder API.  Amazing! Your goals can be anything quantifiable — weight, pushups, number of cigarettes, or how long it takes you to bike to work.  Answer with your number when Beeminder asks — or connect a physical fitness monitoring device — and the API will show your progress and a Yellow Brick Road to follow to stay on track. If you go off track, you pledge money to stay on the road the next time.  If you…
Chris Ismael
GoSquared is a real-time traffic-monitoring app that provides an overview of a website’s visitors in a single glance.  The GoSquared API lets a developer see which pages are most popular, as well as granular information on every visitor currently on their website.  It displays how a visitor is browsing, including their origination point, what type of browser they’re using, operating system, and screen size of the visitor.

Why did GoSquared choose Mashape?

To help distribute the API, they selected Mashape’s API marketplace.  Mashape prides ourselves on having an easy integration solution and robust analytics for our community of developers and…
Chris Ismael
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide with over 100 million unique visitors per month.  Their service is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, covering 94% of the global GDP. You may search the Indeed job index using their API.  This allows you to submit job searches and receive results via a structured format which can be incorporated into your website or application. Try Indeed’s API absolutely free of charge for commercial and non-commercial purposes.…
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
Mashape is proud to have Insto join our community. Insto is an API designed to bring realtime web to your application. Utilizing SSL secured javascript and REST APIs, Insto lets you add scalable and secure realtime functionality within minutes. Insto utilizes a combination of HTML5 Websockets and Node.Js to make the realtime communication possible, with its Javascript API providing compatibility all the way back to Internet Explorer 6. As Insto states, “we believe that developers should be concentrating on creating exciting applications, not managing complicated systems or infrastructure.” Give Insto a try, we think you’ll like it!…
Chris Ismael
How many SMS APIs do you know about?  Apparently there are a ton of them, as you can see from the list below!  Hope this helps in your app development. BurstSMS US (Also for Australia, UK, NZ) – BurstSMS web API allows you to build apps that can send and receive SMS. Use standard web languages to build applications that speak to global SMS carriers. No need to worry about complex SMPP servers or hosting SMS servers. Just send us your messages using our clean clear API calls and we will deliver it for you quickly and…
Chris Ismael
Visit mashape.com/contest for details and instructions. Contest ends July 22nd.  You like cool stuff? So do we! That’s why we are having a contest this week where you can win awesome schnitzel. It’s pretty basic, you share our API marketplace with others and we reward you with prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a Parrot AR Drone2.0! So everyone has a fair shot at winning something we will also be awarding 5 random participants with $50 thinkgeek gift cards. Trust us, there is a lot of great geeky things you could get for $50 from thinkgeek. Good…
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