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Frédéric Harper
There are a lot of ways to learn something new, to upgrade our skills or to find a solution to our problem. Think about the search engine, StackOverflow, books, and documentations that spread all over the web. They are all valid ways to find the information we are looking for, but there is nothing as powerful than contact with a real person. At Mashape, we believe in the power of mentorship, and it’s why we are proud to support hack.pledge(), a movement for programmers worldwide to assemble and mentor each other. There are many platforms out there, but what…
Orlando

What a night!

Local hackers in Kochi (major city of Kerala, India) attended our first Mashape Hackathon in India this last weekend of Jan 10, 2015. Thank you everyone for coming and warming up the API world with your brilliance!   Thanks for conducting the mashape hackathon in India and that too in Kochi. I have attended many hackathons in India but this one was really amazing. The organizing part was perfectly done and was executed successfully. – Bonny (Attendee) Besides being the first hackathon hosted entirely by Mashape, it was also our first official event in India, hence making…
Christina Ng
The following is a guest post by Datafinder. Don’t forget to consume the Datafinder API on Mashape! Datafinder.com is a self-serve website that gives organizations access to LifeData®, a living history of consumer data that is generated through real life events, actions and activities. These data points include such things as: contact details, demographic information, education level, family status, financial details, and much more. Datafinder operates a large data warehouse, where more than 9,200 data files are aggregated and indexed that contain over 700 Billion LifeData® attributes. Datafinder.com’s API’s are now available at Mashape, giving developers instant access to…
Frédéric Harper
On January 10th (in just three days!), the first ever hackathon in India will happen in Kochi. Join Arun Babu, and many other developers to learn more about APIs development, and create amazing applications (web, mobile or desktop) by using one or more APIs on Mashape Marketplace. No matter the programming language you like, solo or in a team of maximum three people, you’ll spend the night to build a masterpiece, and get a chance to win some great prizes. No matter if you or your team win or not, everybody will get some free goodies, get some food,…
Orlando
We love working with APIs at Mashape, and we love sharing with our community new tools that make your life easier when consuming APIs. Today, we’re taking a look at POSTMAN (Free edition), a GUI powered API client and HTTPie a powerful CLI replacement (or addition) for cURL.  

1. POSTMAN

POSTMAN is a compelling HTTP client for APIs built by Abhinav Asthana. With POSTMAN you can consume APIs in a straightforward way, solving the complexity of complex HTTP query and parsing. You can download POSTMAN here: http://www.getpostman.com/. As the website states, this tool has been the highest rated…
Christina Ng
Hey Mashapers, We recently updated our Terms of Service, which became effective December 12, 2014. Click here to check them out. Pertinent updates include copyright notifications, statement of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), infrastructure and third-party infrastructure services, and limitation of liability. We look forward to our continued partnership with you. Thank you, The Mashape Team…
Frédéric Harper
Hi API lovers, my name is Frédéric Harper, and I’m a new Mashaper. Starting in 2015, I’ll join the fantastic Mashape team as the Head of Developer Relations.

A bit of background

I’ve been in the tech industry for more than a decade, mostly working as a mobile, and web developer in startups. Pragmatic, with a high preference on anything Open, I’ve build softwares using many technologies. More recently, my weapons of choice were HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Since a couple of years, I’ve shared my passion about technology as a former Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, and previously, at Microsoft.…
Christina Ng
    Kairos, a SaaS-based startup in Miami, FL, has now made its advanced 2D to 3D facial detection and recognition API available on Mashape. The Kairos API takes the complexity out of face recognition so you can focus on building great products. Kairos brings you commercial grade face recognition without hassle; no talking to a shark salesperson in a $1,000 suit, or length contracts! Do check out the guest post below by them, and don’t forget to consume their API on Mashape!

What is face recognition?

At Kairos, we get a lot of questions from people about how facial…
Orlando
Mashape has been on the road a lot last month, in fact we’ve travelled over 9500 miles collectively to raise awareness around the beautiful world of APIs.

AWS re:Invent 2014

As you might know Amazon organises an annual conference where they announce new Amazon products for the cloud, partnerships and also converges developers from all around the world in a large expo hall. With 13000 attendees, 400 speakers, 200 sponsors over a period of 3 days who attended the conference, this was the largest conference Mashape has ever attended! Attendees sitting watching the first keynote Our first trip started in…
Orlando
We are an API Hub where over 100,000 developers can consume more than 10,000 APIs. We’ve been building this business for over 3 years, and there are a lot of things that we’ve measured throughout the process which we will be sharing in this post. Over the past 3 years, we have been working relentless to grow the API community, business and economy. We’ll be sharing some of our key metrics in this post and how we achieved them.

Growth of APIs

In the Mashape API marketplace, we host a variety of APIs which span across distinct categories and use…
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