Connect your SQL database app to the web with Zazler

We had the opportunity to “email” interview Rudolf Osman, CEO of Zazler, to get his insights on the challenges facing developers when rolling out their own APIs, and the trend of APIs in general. Zazler is a backend for web and mobile apps that saves developers from having to write server-side code.  It works as a server facilitating database queries between the application’s frontend and its database. Q: What are the circumstances where developers need to create their own API? With web APIs the circumstances can vary a lot depending on the purpose of the API. We have experience...

How to integrate Mashape APIs with Parse as Cloud Modules @ParseIt

Parse is a backend-as-a-service (BAAS) platform that lets you focus on building your applications without worrying about server and infrastructure maintenance and complexities.  If you haven’t heard or tried Parse before, I encourage you to try their Quickstart here to get an idea of how the BAAS paradigm works. This post shows an example of a Mashape API integrated with Parse through Parse Modules.  Parse Modules are libraries that Parse developers import into their app to use certain functionality offered by 3rd-party APIs.  Once your API is turned into a Parse Module, it will be easier for developers to...

Thank you all for joining us at API World 2013 #APIWorld13

It was great meeting everyone at API World!  We had a whopping turnout of 1000+ developers and delivered tons of tracks.  Next year will be bigger! Here are a few pictures from the 2-day event: Hope to see you again next year!...

Unirest for node.js now available

We have just released Unirest for node.js.  Unirest is a lightweight HTTP client library also available for PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective-C, Java, .NET, and Windows RT. After installing and setting up Unirest for node.js, you can make a simple HTTP request like this: Source: https://gist.github.com/ismaelc/7109128 Why use Unirest? The goal of Unirest is to provide developers a consistent manner of making HTTP request calls regardless of programming language used.  We have open-sourced this library so that the developer community can contribute and help with this goal of polishing the library and to accommodate more languages. Got some suggestions?  Follow the...

List of 30+ Deals, Coupons, Promotions and Rewards APIs

  If you’re a developer building an app that shows deals and promotions, this list of APIs will be useful for you: DayWatch – DayWatch’s API provides powerful data access to real-time daily deal and coupons data in USA, Latin America and South East Asia. Search deals per country, location, category and activity. BlipADeal Worldwide Deals – allows you to utilise our database of over 6 million daily deals and coupons annually from over 14 countries around the globe. We currently have a presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and...

AT&T Developer Program Online Hackathon! @attdeveloper

An online hackathon from our friends at the AT&T Developer Program!  Check it out below: Alright hackers, Here is the online hackathon challenge: Build a multiplayer game that involves two or more phones. Why? Haven’t you wanted to play games with the people in the same room but couldn’t? Something as simple as Tap of War would be awesome. Use Unity, phonegap + pubnub or the framework of your choice to build the app and remember that the fun factor matters the most in this competition especially if you can support massive multiplayer mode. Helper Links Extensive list of multi-touch libraries http://www.pubnub.com/devcenter...

Cogito Intelligence on Mashape

Cogito Intelligence API brings the power of semantic processing to your application or analysis pipeline, analyzes documents, web pages, tweets and any large data sets to enable Government, Intelligence, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Corporate Security customers to access and exploit some of their most strategic sources of information. The API is able to decipher the meaning and context in processed data, distinguishing between the high volume and various streams of intelligence information, and resolving ambiguities more effectively than keyword or statistics based solutions. Using advanced semantic processing, text mining, categorization and tagging, Cogito analyzes content, extracts entities as well...

List of 14+ Image Recognition APIs

  Image recognition APIs allow you to build apps that let you identify objects, brand logos, products, and more, from images.  The list of image recognition APIs below come in different sizes and flavors, so do check them out! Camfind – Image recognition back-end for the popular app CamFind. Take advantage of the leading image recognition platform through an easy to use web API. Vufind Recognize – Vufind Recognize is a real-time image recognition API for classification and monetization of photos and videos. Recognize uses object recognition to uncover meaning and metadata of photos and videos for contextual image commerce and...

Robert Scoble interview with Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti

Interview transcribed below: I’m Augusto, the CEO of Mashape – the leading and largest API marketplace in the world.  I grew up in Italy and moved to US in 2010. Very cool.  So API marketplace.  This is for developers. [Correct].  I guess there’s a few competitors out there, but why do we need an API marketplace? As the world is moving to have more and more APIs, and software is moving to be more API-centric, there is now a need to unify the multiple APIs in one single place where you can find, distribute, consume, and manage them.  Kind...

Mashape supports Postman – REST Client

  Make your API lives easier with Postman! Postman is a powerful HTTP client to help test web services easily and efficiently. Postman let’s you craft simple as well as complex HTTP requests quickly. It also saves requests for future use so that you never have to repeat your keystrokes ever again. Check the demo video below.  And get it here....