Find the best shipping rates with Shippo – Now on Mashape!

Are you in a hurry to find the best international shipping rates?  Try Shippo!  We’re pleased to have this amazing service join Mashape’s community.  With Shippo, you can compare shipment and logistic costs for cross-border express parcels and packages of FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL and many others. Small businesses are typically ineligible for bulk rate shipping discounts; however, with Shippo, businesses of all size can easily find affordable solutions.  Prices without bulk discounts are usually 80% higher.  To find the best deals, Shippo connects customers with smaller courier companies, which are often difficult to find and compare, but can...

Scoreoid gaming API joins Mashape

Mashape is pleased to have Scoreoid join our community.  The cross platform gaming backend and real-time marketing solution empowers developers with unparalleled engagement and monetization options. Scoreoid is a non-restrictive, reliable and easy to use gaming platform designed to handle scoring, leaderboards and game management.  Additionally, it features advanced functions for multi-platform games, such as content awareness and detailed player management. With Scoreoid’s API developers can shorten game development time and reduce costs.  There is no need to download SDKs and no waiting for updates; best of all, Scoreoid works on numerous platforms including Flash, Unity, HTML5, and Silverlight, among many...

Vufind Predictive Intelligence Solution Joins Mashape

We’re excited to have Vufind, a social and visual intelligence utility for maximizing marketing and ecommerce conversion, join our community. Vufind is a mobile personalization and predictive intelligence solution based on their Interest Graph (vuGraph); which analyzes and aggregates a user’s opted-in social activities, including visual analytics on photos and videos, to compute the richest persona profile for each user that reflects true intent. The platform’s visual analytics engine is not domain-constrained, meaning Vufind’s solution can focus on any object from any genre, natural or man-made, and deformable (food) or non-deformable (logo, purse, long dress, high-heels, dining room, Disney...

List of 15+ University APIs

If your university API is not here, please tweet to @mashape.  And on to the list, in no particular order: HarvardEvents – HarvardEvents knows about events from 2009-05-27 onward. New events (or changes to old events) may take up to 24 hours to appear in HarvardEvents’s database. MIT IST (Information Services and Technology) Web APIs – Application developers can integrate with or consume data from these systems using a standard protocol for doing so, instead of using a custom, application-specific protocol (Moira, MITID DB) or raw SQL (Data Warehouse, RolesDB). University of Cambridge Library Data – Returns locally held library information such as location,...

Announcing The World’s Largest API Directory – PublicAPIs.com

We know how hard it is to find great APIs. So we built PublicAPIs.com, an API directory where you can instantly search through thousands of APIs and discover public cloud web services. Here’s what we have waiting for you: An infinite scrolling list of over 10,000 APIs Community Support Uptime Status Discuss on hackernews...

Search for cloud APIs in Windows 8 using Api World

If you’re a Windows 8 developer, install the Api World app for Windows 8.1 now.  From the app description: Description of API World APIworld is an application to help developers find the API they need, easily. Developers will get randomly themed APIs and randomly picked APIs to try out. You can also use the Search charm to search for any APIs and the Share charm to share the API they like. Features Random API every time you open the app Search and Share Charm Features The app was created by Abdullah Abbas aka “socialstalker”,  and was extended from Lionel...

What you missed from the Mashape KeepSafe holiday party :)

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Using Unirest (Java) for your Android projects

This post will show you how to get Unirest-java running on your Android projects.  Unirest is a lightweight HTTP client library with port available in many languages. This is a follow-up to “How to install Unirest using the Maven assembly plugin”.  The steps are similar, with the addition of a Maven (shader) plugin that relocates some packages in order to work around dependency errors when using the uber jar in an Android project. (In case you’re interested, the error you’ll get is ”java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: org.apache.http.message.BasicLineFormatter.INSTANCE”). Let’s start: 1.  Follow Steps 1 and 2 from the Unirest-java/Maven tutorial.  Once you’re done with those 2...

Installing unirest-java with the Maven Assembly Plugin

Managing dependencies for your Java applications is difficult, unless you have Maven!  Maven is an Apache build manager for Java projects.  In this post, we will use a Maven plugin (Maven Assembly) to pull all the unirest-java dependencies in one bundle/jar file. Let’s get started (the steps below assume you already have Java and Git installed): Update: If you’re building for Android, please refer to this post. 1.  Download/Install Maven To check if you already have Maven in your machine, run "mvn -version" in your Terminal.  OS X prior to Maverick already comes with Maven.  If you don’t have...

List of 25+ Email Validation APIs

Here’s a list of useful APIs to help you determine if that email address is real Verify Email –  simple api that checks if an email address if valid and exists. It checks the format of the address then tries to contact the server to make sure the address exists. Social Media Email Search – This API allows searching the popular social networks (facebook, linkedin, twitter, tumblr, myspace) for an email address. If found, the site ID will be returned. Fluxifi Tools – Miscellaneous tools for getting page rank, page speed, validating domains & emails Email Validator – Checks for fake DNS as...