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Augusto Marietti
Join us! Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/79YqZP Mashape is looking for a (UI/UX) designer that can outshine Leonardo Da Vinci. Our perfect candidate is an artist and and a poet truly passionate about imagining the future around users experiences and visual design. You will have the opportunity to have a huge impact as an early member. Responsibilities:
    Create a graphic system for the mashape.com Design/Create new site graphics Improve UI elements around every single pixel Develop pixel perfect Photoshop comps Create an advance site-wide style guide Storyboard/prototype UX experiences
 Requirements:
    Fast in Photoshop/Illustrator Excellent use of typography Outstanding sense of color Details
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r While we are working hard on lots of big features for the upcoming version of Mashape, we’ve pushed out a small change that was highly requested. Now, you can finally login using your email or your username (case insensitive) Login using your email or your username Stay tuned.. something big is about to happen!…
Augusto Marietti
Mashaper Michele Zonca gave a talk at the Kings of Code conference. Check out his slides here: Web API’s World
Augusto Marietti
Mashape is coming to Amsterdam both as a speaker and a sponsor of the Kings of Code. On September 17th and 18th, there will be a big Hack Battle with around 300 developers who will compete against the other teams by building great apps on top of APIs and SDKs in just under 36 hours. Mashape will present two APIs that are part of its marketplace, created by: – Andrea Mucci: http://www.mashape.com/users/cingusoft – Musixmatch: http://www.mashape.com/users/musixmatch.com – Display lyrics on your website On September 19, Michele “Mike” Zonca will be giving a talk about APIs, current standards, best practices and…
Augusto Marietti
It’s Hackathon time again, and this time, you should participate in the biggest hackathon of this year: TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon! Tinypay.me is sponsoring this event with a simple E-commerce API which makes it easy for you to add e-commerce functionality to your website or application. You start within minutes by just downloading the client libraries for PHP, Obj-C (iOS!), Java (Android!), Ruby (Rails!) or Python (AppEngine!). Some cool ideas that you can create with the Tinypay.me API include: Facebook app (social marketplace), iPhone app (take a pic and sell it), selling digital stuff (ebooks, 3d models, music, Flickr
Augusto Marietti
Hello developers! Today, Rapleaf is officially launching the Personalization Fund, a $1 million dollar fund dedicated to supporting developers who are creating projects around data and personalization. As a member of the Mashape community, you will receive priority access to the Rapleaf fund’s resources. You can use and access the Rapleaf API here: http://www.mashape.com/apis/Rapleaf The Rapleaf Personalization Fund will help entrepreneurs, developers, and early stage startups get the tools and resources they need to get up and running by providing cash grants, free data, and more. Rapleaf is accepting applications on a rolling basis from developers who are interested in…
Augusto Marietti
We are thrilled to announce $1.5M in seed funding from an impressive group of investors, both institutional and angels. The round was led by NEA, with a strong participation from Index Ventures. In addition Charles River Ventures and Ignition Partners have participated in the syndicate as well. At the same time, we also have some Angels who participated in the round, including Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Erik Rannala (Admob, Heroku, 99design), Russell Siegelman (KPCB and Microsoft) and Rick Webb (TheBarbarianGroup), amongst many. We can finally grow Mashape and provide better services for all…
Augusto Marietti
Since the beginning, we added the capability to upload a logo to visually identify you and your API. In order to support this feature, we designed an interface defining basic operations on the uploaded images: load, save, move and delete. Thankfully, our FileManager is no longer running like this Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/4EsmJw The first implementation was simple and fast to deliver: an abstraction of the local filesystem. This was fine during the development phase, on our laptops. However, it was not possible to scale with this solution as every server would have his own copy of the files locally. Hence,…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r We added a small but useful update for heavy communicators! Now, you can see the number of unread messages you have in your inbox. Time to resolve those issues! 🙂 Visual cue in Inbox…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r This week we pushed out some new interesting features 🙂

Mashape Updates:

    Inbox
We  have completely redesigned the Inbox experience. Now you can contact and interact with your developers faster and easier. New Mashape Inbox  
    New Wizard
Now the wizard is more a Panel where you can easily manage your API. There are no 1,2,3 steps anymore, just go to fill up what you want to fill up. API management wizard  
    Custom Links
If you want to give custom access to your APIs, you have to just click the “Get…
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