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Morgan Davies
It’s the the most wonderful time of the year! In 2015 Mashape launched several products and open source projects, plus we’ve acquired Gelato from an incredible team. To bring in the the New Year we’d like to share with you all the new developments.  

Kong

Open-Source API Management Layer

In just 8 months and 500,000 downloads Kong became the most adopted API proxy and #1 starred API tool on Github. Based on NGINX and with over 20 plugins, Kong can replace any legacy solution for free.      

Galileo

API Analytics Platform

Thousands of API engineers &…
Morgan Davies
    Mashape, the creator of Kong and open-source API management platform, is pleased to announce an integrated partnership with Instaclustr, which delivers hosted and managed Apache Cassandra services.   Instaclustr provides a fully managed Cassandra-as-a-Service solution, powering mission critical big data applications; which enables Mashape and Kong to focus on our core business, building the best API Gateway. “Instaclustr is pleased to be able to provide our managed service to support the Kong user community. We have engineered our solution to make it easy to deploy and configure Cassandra, and we also provide ongoing monitoring, maintenance and 24/7 support.  We…
Morgan Davies
Nobody likes to track down the latest version of a contract, hassle with track changes and negotiations, or sign duplicate paper copies.  Contract Live is the first contract-management platform for companies to manage all steps from initiation to contract execution on the cloud. With Contract Live your team receives email and text message alerts for deadlines, summary sheets, and an online library with all your contracts.  The platform combines a simple, secured web mail interface with advanced features that help manage all your contracts, such as suppliers, clients, HR, and partnerships.  Most importantly, Contract Live assists throughout all stages of…
Morgan Davies
HackerRank is a site for hackers to challenge themselves by solving programming problems in different CS domains like algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Presented in categories and challenges, developers learn to excel in different programming paradigms. In addition to HackerRank’s individual challenges, companies can now use the platform to test prospective employees.  Technical phone interviews don’t provide a clear picture of the candidate’s ability.  By utilizing competitive programming contests across a broad spectrum of applications, prospective candidates participate in real time code evaluations. There are three categories and challenges: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Challenges, and Code Golf.  Challenges include writing…
Morgan Davies
Gaining access and interpreting your data can be a challenge.  With Xplenty companies of all sizes have the ability to access their Big Data in a simple to use cloud service.  Xplenty’s solution is a code-free Hadoop as a Service platform that allows you to easily create data workflows, provision, monitor and scale clusters.  Mashape is proud to partner with Xplenty and offer their API to our community. Xplenty’s data integration harnesses the power of Hadoop to create an easy to use, scalable ETL service that enables you to prepare structured and semi-structured data for analytics.  You can join data…
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Wavecell provides mobile messaging services for enterprises, application developers, mobile carriers and aggregators.  Through their platform Mashape users can send SMS worldwide using a simple, fast, and reliable HTTP API. The Wavecell API is designed for sending SMS–MT messages, as well as receiving SMS-MO and delivery reports.  You can deliver and monitor push notifications to mobile apps, and utilize direct local connectivity and international routing.  Additionally, you can customize your dynamic Sender IDs, build person-to-person and chat messaging services, and interact or collect data from mobile subscribers. The Wavecell platform is a state-of-the-art carrier grade cloud infrastructure; which enables telecoms,…
Morgan Davies
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…
Morgan Davies
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; create…
Morgan Davies
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 your…
Morgan Davies
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…
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