Introducing API Glossary by Mashape

  When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing. That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms. If you’re just starting out with APIs, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development. If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something...

ZenPayroll, a delightful payroll service, joins Mashape

As a small business owner or member of its development team, using traditional big enterprise payroll solutions is expensive and time consuming.  Mashape is proud to have ZenPayroll join our community.  By moving payroll into the cloud, ZenPayroll offers online payroll that’s easy to use and automates all tax calculations, payments, and filings. ZenPayroll’s API allows third-party applications to send data, including hours worked, tips, bonuses, commissions, and reimbursements directly to the payroll app.  The API transforms payroll from being a vertical silo to a horizontal platform that seamlessly connects HR, time tracking, accounting and other back office functions.  With...

Mashape was at the largest hackthon ever – LAHacks!

Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was phenomenal, and we made sure to document the fun. Also our very own Montana Flynn gave a presentation on Making APIs that Developers Love. Check out the slides!...

10+ Bitcoin APIs for the Revolution

Looking to smash fiat currency? Aspiring to be the next Tim Draper? Or just want to include the cool new distributed payment system in your next app? We can help. Check out these APIs that tap into the power of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Average - Get a weighted average from Bitcoin exchanges around the world. Includes different currencies and exchange volume. Coinbase - With more than 1,000,000 consumer wallets Coinbase is one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, and you can use that power in your services through this API. Bitcoin Exchange Rates - A reliable and free API for finding BTC exchange rates into common currencies. Bitcointy - See...

OpenSSL Update – Mashape not vulnerable to Heartbleed

On Monday April 7th OpenSSL released an update to address CVE-2014-0160 (aka Heartbleed). This was a vulnerability in the popular cryptographic library that is used to secure many major websites. It affected nearly two thirds of web servers, including sites like Google, Twitter, and Yahoo. Mashape has implemented the update and is no longer vulnerable to potential Heartbleed exploits. We’ve also reissued our SSL certificates, changed internal passwords, and changed private keys. While we have no evidence that there has been any type of attack or intrusion, we have automatically logged out all users, and for extra security users should:...

VerticalResponse Joins Mashape

In our fast paced world smart marketers need a tool to quickly create and send professional looking emails.   Mashape is proud to have Vertical Response, a leading email campaign suite, join our community. VerticalResponse helps you create and send great email campaigns.  It makes contact and list management easy, allowing you to create contacts, group them into meaningful lists, and use these lists to send targeted email campaigns.  The VerticalResponse API lets you interact with the platform the same way the application does.  For example: Create an application to keep the contacts in your CRM in sync with VerticalResponse;...

Next Caller, Advanced Caller ID, joins Mashape

Like everyone, we hate calling customer support centers.  After making your way through a labyrinth of support options, wouldn’t it be great if the service agent already knew your name and address?  If you manage a service center or develop tools for caller ID systems, our newest partner can make this a reality.  Mashape is proud to partner with Next Caller, an Advanced Caller IDSM for businesses. With over 220 million records on file, Next Caller is your company’s secondary database.   By linking U.S. phone numbers, both mobile and landline, to names, addresses, and emails, Next Caller will save...

Vizago 3D Face Recognition API joins Mashape

There are numerous use cases for manipulating 3D images; however, finding a quality application has always been a challenge, until now.  Mashape is proud to partner with Vizago, a leading face recognition technology company.  Using a single 2D facial photo, Vizago creates full 3D facial reconstructions in OBJ format. Vizago’s patented Morphable Model Technology enables you to model and manipulate faces in real 3D, as well as create realistic 3D reconstructions of faces from a single user photo.  With the Vizago API you can create 3D representations when developing computer game characters, avatars, and medical simulations.  Vizago is also great...

Nutritionix, the largest food database, joins Mashape

It’s not often we get to announce an API partnership that can directly improve your health and wellbeing.  Mashape is excited to have Nutritionix, the largest branded food database in the world, join our community. Nutritionix is a search engine and database for nutrition information.  With over 300,000 unique food items you can browse or search by restaurants, as well as query specific food types to find nutritional information. The Nutritionix API allows you to access and integrate the functionality and data of Nutritionix to create new applications.  The API provides nutritional facts to over 230,000 UPCs/barcodes, 100,000 restaurant menu...

Mashape Revenue Share Fees Down 5%. Effective now!

Hello Mashape community, We’re happy to announce a reduced revenue share percentage rate. Going forward monetized APIs will only be charged a 20% revenue share. With ❤. As always, Mashape will continue to provide free support, quick distribution, analytics, auto generated code snippets, issues and reporting system, status, alerts, testing tools, collaboration and permission add-ons, and many more features. Looking forward to our continued relationship to build together the API economy!  ...