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Augusto Marietti
Today we’re very happy to announce 2 new great APIs on the Mashape API marketplace.

Funambol API

For those who are not familiar with it, Funambol is the leading mobile open source project and leading provider of open sourced mobile cloud sync for billions of phones. MyFunambol is one of its products and it allows you to sync across multiple devices everyday.
    Sync a picture from your phone to the cloud, to share them on Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, computers, tablets, and more. Keep cellphone contacts and calendar in sync with Outlook and Gmail Maintain a backup in the cloud (in
Augusto Marietti
Save the date! Apr 26/ 27 – TNW Hackathon is happening in Amsterdam! The TNW hackathon will bring world’s leading platforms (API’s and SDK’s) together with an international group of coders (Web and Mobile developers). TNW is inviting a group of 200 Mobile and Web developers, programmers, and graphic designers from all over Europe to come to Amsterdam to hack cool applications on top of the world’s leading web APIs and mobile platforms. At the end of the weekend, the results will be presented in front of the group and a jury of leading entrepreneurs and investors.

Why take

Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r Hey guys, In the last 1.5 months, we’ve worked on some major Mashape updates, and we’re excited to announce its release today:
    We support any JSON API! Until now, you had to use our PHP Server Library to distribute an API in Mashape. Today, any existing JSON API can be distributed using our open XML specification! To learn more go to the Guide. Don’t worry, if you like the PHP Library, it’s still there and you can use it as usual. The PHP Library hits version 0.7, update it! We’ve released a
Augusto Marietti
Happy April Fools! In case you haven’t realised, our post yesterday about the Mashape & Microsoft partnership was an April Fools prank. (we’d love for it to be true though!) PS. Use the coupon “April” to get a faster invitation to Mashape!…
Augusto Marietti
Today Microsoft and Mashape is announcing a partnership where all APIs by Microsoft, from Windows to Bing, will be delivered via Mashape. Starting tomorrow we’ll have 56 more APIs, thanks to MSFT. Also, they will monetize all their API calls by utilizing our simple billing system. It’s amazing to have us as an additional distribution channel. Here at Mashape, we’re still in shock. Tomorrow, you will see an official press release from Steve Ballmer, MSFT’s CEO.…
Augusto Marietti
The Data 2.0 Conference is a one-day conference on April 4, 2011, in San Francisco that answers the question: How can improved access to data impact your industry? The U.S. government is opening up its data; social networks are exposing their APIs; and data-as-a-service is a new and growing business model.  How can you use this data to better target new customers? What are new business models for your data? Data 2.0 tackles the big questions about the growing importance of data in business. Get 20% off your ticket with discount code “data2reader” – Expected over 800 people!…
Augusto Marietti
Reid Hoffman, Co-founder, LinkedinImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/5VLbLA Seek To Create Disruptive Change. Is this massive and different? Example: Skype Aim Big. It’s the same amount of blood, sweat and tears to build a small company to flip as a big one to change the world. Build A Network to Amplify Your Company. Your network is a store of distributed intelligence that can enable you. It’s important at the board and investor level and the rank and file. Plan for Both Good and Bad Luck. Opportunity will cross your path and you’ll have to pivot to reach it.…
Augusto Marietti
Mashape CEO, Augusto Marietti, wrote a Guest Post on Business e via Italy. Here’s the original post: API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and at first look seems complicated, instead the concept is pretty simple. Since we founded Mashape, “The first APIs Marketplace”, I thought that could be interesting to share some thoughts. Imagine that your company is a house, so all of your value (like data) is inside the house, the most important asset. Well, API is just the main door of your house, it allows you to transfer, exchange your data to other companies or single developers,…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r Hey guys, Since the last update, we’ve released some exciting features!

Mashape Updates

    Python, Objective-C and Java client libraries
You can now consume any component in your preferred language. Along with PHP and Ruby, we now support five auto-generated client libraries! You can use the Objective-C client to build iOS apps, or create new exciting apps on Android in Java. If you create a component, you now support all these languages from day 1, giving you a wider distribution.
    tinypay.me is on Mashape, become a platform too!
Tinypay.me, one of the biggest european…
Augusto Marietti
Today Tinypay.me, one of the biggest European e-commerce platform, launches its API through Mashape. We are very excited to be part of this! I think their API is the first ever that allows any developer in the world to add e-commerce functionalities in a day – yes, in a day. Tinypay.me has chosen to create and distribute their API through Mashape, allowing developers to easily create e-commerce applications (web, mobile, desktop) in a couple of hours. Developers can simply let other users login to their application with their PayPal account, and let them put both physical and digital…
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