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Augusto Marietti
For all developers who are alone and bored during this thanksgiving weekend, we have created a special coupon “THANKSGIVING” so that you can have a quick access to the private alpha and play around with Mashape. Hope you have fun! Happy Thanksgiving! Cheers!…
Augusto Marietti
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web based software application or web tool. Since we founded Mashape, “The first API Marketplace”, I thought it would be interesting to share some numbers and major players of this new API market. API word cloud

A bit of History

API is a very old concept; but API in the cloud, accessible everywhere by anyone, the so called Open API, is a completely new story. In 2000, the first company that embraced this route was Ebay, pushing out some API to…
Augusto Marietti
Good Morning folks, it’s 7:30 am (PST) and today is an important day for us – we’ve launched the Mashape API Marketplace v0.2! Mashape is a frictionless online API marketplace for developers that want to consume, generate or distribute any kind of service via APIs. We provide “RESTful JSON” APIs and traction to any application or service that runs somewhere on a server – instantly. A warm thanks to the hundreds of developers that have used our product and have helped us with feedbacks, bugs and pointed us to the right direction. In particular, a big recognition goes to Tom,…
Augusto Marietti
Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/biaSNZ Even if your operation is a frugal bootstrap, most of the times you will need cash to finance your business as it grows. For 3 reasons, you should always obtain that money before you need it. This give you plenty of time to discuss your financing needs with a wide variety of sources. This way you can obtain the best terms and deal with people or institutions you’re most comfortable with Desperation repels. It always provokes the question, usually unspoken Desperation means the investor dictates the terms; usually take it or leave it Anyhow, remember at all…
Augusto Marietti
Mashapers – Marco, Michele, Augusto…
Augusto Marietti
After an intense week of work, brainstormings and meetings; yesterday we had some fun “finally” with amazing people…below a snapshot. From left to right: Drew (founder of Dropbox), Jude (founder of HeyZap), Marco (Mashaper), Augusto (Mashaper), Joe (founder of AirBnb), Michele (Mashaper) and Keith Rabois (Angel investor and COO at Square). Mashapers at the Quora Party…
Augusto Marietti
When you have learned to plan, you have to plan to learn. When you talk about how to grow a business, you are talking about how to learn. Biology Experiment: Frog #1 is placed into a container of water at room temperature. The frog swims. Frog #2 is placed into a container of extremely hot water. Sensing an inhospitable environment, it immediately jumps out before it is scalded. Frog #3 is placed in a container  of temperature water sitting on a gas burner turned to a low setting.Frog #3 will lull around in the water, swimming. As the water slowly…
Augusto Marietti
Mashapers at Pier38 Credits: Marco Massarotto
Augusto Marietti
Augusto Marietti
Applications created on Mashape can be included into other apps created on the platform, but their components can be also called from the outside using our API infrastructure. This means that a published application has its own APIs and also the client libraries to call them using different popular technologies. For example, your app can be called from:
    Web Applications Desktop Applications Native Mobile Applications Wherever it’s required
Your app is programmable inside and outside Mashape from day 1! You don’t have to care about building the wrappers around the APIs, it’s our job. And also, the Mashape Client libraries…
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