Mashape Blog

Rumors aboard Mashape's spaceship

Augusto Marietti
Hey World, We’re very excited to announce our First Angel Round funding.  Almost all startups have to pass over this step. So there is nothing surprising with that. But our story till now wasn’t so easy. Most of the time Americans don’t understand how harder is to achieve the same milestones if you are outside of this world, than in the USA, if you are just a little guy with a big dream 7000 miles away from San Francisco. You have to get into the network when nobody knows you. We grew up in Italy; it’s not the kind of…
Augusto Marietti
Thank you all for coming to the MashCamp party! Here’s some photos from the night #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */  …
Augusto Marietti
Fred Wilson’s presentation showing the slide in South Park where Twitter was conceived Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/7FfFXs Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) presented his opening keynote at the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami with 10 tips to create a successful web application. We found it extremely useful and have attempted to summarize them below. 1. Speed
    Speed is the most important feature/ requirement for both power users and mainstream users Use Pingdom to keep track of speed
2. Instant Utility
    The service should be instantly useful to the user right out of the box Users are not going to
Augusto Marietti
Augusto Marietti
I was curious to look back in those years when all of them (Apple, Microsoft..etc) were unified in running the same mission: Put technology on everyone hands. Now the mission is almost the same, but all the rest has changed a lot… it’s sad to see overpassing human values just for business reasons.   Steve Jobs & Bill Gates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/NbX3t…
Augusto Marietti
We all need a break sometimes. Mashaper Michele making breakfast for everyone…
Augusto Marietti
Hi there! I’m pretty excited that we are finally rolling out the first raw version of Mashape alpha. The platform is extremely powerful and it’s opening a new way for creating applications around the world… or at least we hope Mashape is only available for developers during these coming months.  We are still debugging the platform but gradually we’re inviting all developers that have requested an alpha invite. This project has literally taken our lives for long time, and more sleepless nights will come until we push out the most efficient, simple and fast development platform. Create and develop like…
Augusto Marietti
Last week, Google acquired reMail. They organized a wonderful party at Sugar Cafe last night and it was awesome Thanks Gabor and the reMail team for the invite, and a huge Congratulations! Awesome party by reMail Awesome party by reMail…
Augusto Marietti
Hi guys, it passed almost a month since we moved from a garage in Milan (Italy) to San Francisco (USA). Moving all the Mashapers (3) in Silicon Valley was for sure the right decision for Mashape. Here you can find a magic atmosphere and a powerful ecosystem that may help your startup in different ways. But the real thing is that you should fight everyday with a crazy low budget. Unless you got funding or you are rich, you are running out of money every hours; in fact I was an happy Mint.com users until they are now remind me…
Augusto Marietti
Here’s a pitch that Mashaper, Augusto, made about Mashape: http://vimeo.com/9390046
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