Call Mashape APIs in your Windows 8 and .NET applications via Unirest

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 can also check...

Leading Silicon Valley Innovators to Tackle Global Innovation Challenges

Mashape is proud to announce that our growth hacker, Montana Flynn, has been selected by British Airways and its partners to participate in UnGrounded Thinking, the company’s inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Montana will join more than 100 industry leaders and change agents, to collaboratively address the global STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills gap with the goal of accelerating global innovation. Participants were nominated by global technology leaders in both Silicon Valley...

Get the right date, near you, with LoveHere!

We’re always excited with interesting apps that make use of Mashape APIs.  One in particular is the recent winner of the Mashape Skybiometry prize category in APIDays Mediterranea.  Their app is called LoveHere: The team composed of Javier Abadia, Jaime Nieves Martinez, and Francesc Puigvert Pell built LoveHere in 7 hours for the APIDays Mediterranea (Though we weren’t physically there, we had Apicultur to thank for helping represent Mashape in the hackathon).  It is a platform for dating that allows to connect users with people nearby without compromising personal information.  The user has to register, which involves taking a...

Congratulations to #AngelhackNYC Mashape category winners!

We would like to congratulate the two teams that won the Mashape categories at AngelhackNYC!  Awesome job guys! We look forward to opening up opportunities for you by promoting your hacks with the Mashape community, and connecting you with developers/entrepreneurs/businesses that might take interest Also, congratulations to the AngelhackNYC grand prize winner Kronicle! As well as the 70+ teams that participated in AngelhackNYC.  We’d reach out to everyone soon! And finally, thanks to the organizers of Angelhack and Huge for arranging a well-attended hackathon in New York. Without further ado, our winners! Springsense (Meaning Recognition) Category Check out Lance Nanek...

Unirest for .NET (C#, VB.NET, etc) Desktop and Windows 8 apps

After the successful launch of Unirest, an open source lightweight http client library, we received a lot of requests for a C# .NET port on Windows Desktop and Windows 8.  Even before we got to work, we’ve received contributions from the open source community who ported Unirest to .NET. This tutorial will show you how to use the Windows 8 (RT) port of Unirest in your application (We will follow this up with the Windows Desktop port in a later post, but it will follow pretty much the same steps).  Let’s get started! NOTE:  We will be updating this...

#AngelhackNYC Mashape API partner prizes + demos

We’re live here at AngelhackNYC!  Here are some links to demos and prizes that will be shown in our presentation in a bit  Good luck to all participants! Links List of 50+ Machine learning APIs  Skybiometry Face Recognition (WebRTC) – http://fadomire.futureauth.jit.su/ Face recognition using Javascript – http://jsfiddle.net/ismaelc/fgq7L/ International chat in your local language – http://worldchat.io/ Profanity API – https://www.mashape.com/nsure-io/profanity#!documentation Nudity Search API – https://www.mashape.com/ivladmin/imagevision-nuditysearch#!documentation Face mash API – https://www.mashape.com/rogerils/face-9#!documentation Get app API inspiration/ideas here! – http://apirandomizer.com/ Tweet Sentiments – https://www.mashape.com/intridea/tweetsentiments#!endpoint-TweetSentiments-by-search-query Springsense Meaning Recognition – https://www.mashape.com/springsense/springsense-meaning-recognition#!documentation Algorithms.io Recommendation engine – https://www.mashape.com/algorithms-io/recommendation-engine#!documentation Pinterest nude remover – http://www.hackathon.io/pinterest1 Prizes! Springsense (Meaning Recognition) – $500 Amazon gift card $1000 per month of API usage...

Gluecon 2013 – Mashape demos and links on Machine Learning

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 translator – Send SMS to (415) 992-9984...

Lemma what? A guide to Text Processing and Machine Learning API terms

After we posted the list of NLP, Sentiment Analysis, and Machine Learning APIs a while ago, we noticed that some API descriptions require a little bit of digging into, to fully appreciate what these APIs can do.  Here’s an example: Text analysis API including wordnet synsets,relation extraction,named entity recognition and classification,lemmatization,part of speech tagging,tokenization, and semantic role labeling.  If you’re not familiar with these words, you could totally miss the features that this API is capable of. To help with that, we have listed below an explanation to some of these words in the NLP/Machine Learning context; as well as APIs...

Mashape Updates: Secret Parameters and Headers

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. 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.  Having these values allow API providers to set a...

Upcoming Hackathons: iCreate Mobility Challenge + APIDays Mediterranea

Mashape is taking part in two upcoming hackathons.  We would like to thank our API partners who are offering free access or mini-prizes for the iCreate Mobility Challenge 2013 (Singapore May 17th) and APIDays Mediterranea (Madrid, May 30).  See bottom for the list of APIs and their offers. For the hackathon organizers: please consolidate your participants’ Mashape IDs and send them a message in Mashape  BEFORE your hackathon.  This will give them ample time to enable access to their private APIs to your participants. If you are a Mashape API partner and interested to offer free access to your...