CamFind it on Mashape

Image Searcher, the creators of CamFind, have developed the very first mobile application that can photograph, identify, and provide information on any object a user desires to learn about. The CamFind API enables a user to take a photograph of any two or three-dimensional object and have the image accurately analyzed and defined within seconds.  CamFind then provides the user with access to informative and useful sites pertaining to the image. CamFind’s intent screen displays results for the following modules: Internet search results, related and similar images, price comparisons and online shopping, related places and address finder, and if...

Hella Hack Oakland (Sept 28 – 29, 2013)

Hella Hack Oakland welcomes all music lovers, code wizards and people with big ideas to come build the next generation of music applications and technologies.  This first ever music hackathon in Oakland will happen on Sept 28th – 29th 2013.  Register now! Prizes: Finalists will be chosen to present in a special session at the SF Music Tech Summit on Oct 1st, where one team will be chosen to receive the Grand Prize of $1000. Mashape is also a prize sponsor offering prizes from API partners.  Check them out here.  We’ll see you there!...

Amtera Semantic Relatedness API now available on Mashape

Semantic flexibility and approximation are a fundamental part of intelligent behavior that semantic applications are expected to deliver. The Amtera Semantic Relatedness API provides an easy-to-use service, which supports applications accessing a large-scale distributional knowledge base.  The API’s core operation is to calculate the semantic relatedness between pairs of text excerpts based on the likeness of their meaning or semantic content.   By incorporating semantic approximations and disambiguation functionalities, Amtera can differentiate between a movie star and a star cluster or galaxy. The service is optimized to support the high throughput needed for industry applications.  Currently the service is available...

Want to Tango with Mashape?

Tango Card is pioneering the next generation of rewards programs in enterprise.  The Rewards as a Service API, or RaaS, is helping companies drive real business results.  With Tango you can easily send and track rewards and gifts to your customers and employees.  Real rewards are a critical part of any business strategy – whether customer loyalty, customer acquisition and retention or employee engagement. Tango’s API lets you elegantly connect their sophisticated rewards program into your own platform; plus, you can add the option to send rewards directly from within your own app increasing its stickiness.  RaaS is helping...

List of 40 tutorials on how to create an API

Here’s a useful list of resources on how to create an API, categorized by programming language. (We also have a post on 30+ ways to make a REST call in different languages) As an API Marketplace, Mashape helps developers discover, consume, distribute, and monetize private and public APIs.  We hope that the tutorials below would help you in your API journey. (If you’re looking for examples of APIs, check here for a list of face recognition APIs) Node.js http://flippinawesome.org/2013/09/23/easy-api-scaffolding-with-simple-api-and-node-js/ http://blog.modulus.io/nodejs-and-express-create-rest-api (May 2013) http://synthmedia.co.uk/blog/basic-nodejs-api-with-restify-and-save (May 2013) http://webapplog.com/tutorial-node-js-and-mongodb-json-rest-api-server-with-mongoskin-and-express-js/ (Jul 2013) http://thewayofcode.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/how-to-build-and-test-rest-api-with-nodejs-express-mocha/ (Apr 2013) http://webapplog.com/intro-to-express-js-simple-rest-api-app-with-monk-and-mongodb/ (Apr 2013) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14990544/how-to-best-create-a-restful-api-in-node-js (Feb 2013) http://erichonorez.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/how-create-a-rest-api-with-node-js-and-express/ (Feb...

Google Rank Checker (WhereStand API) on Mashape

Do you have time to check and keep track of your Google rankings?  We imagine you’re slammed like us, so we’re glad to have WhereStand’s API join our community. WhereStand is a powerful search engine rank-monitoring app.  Their API checks, tracks and analyzes your Google rankings; plus, it helps automate the reporting aspect of your SEO.   Of particular interest, WhereStand has built-in alerts, activity recording, CSV reports, custom metrics, analytics, multi-user management, and competition tracking. Save yourself some time and try the WhereStand API, now!...

DNS & Server Load Balancing (GSLB.me) API joins Mashape

GSLB.me is a cloud based DNS and Global Server Load Balancing solution that provides full authoritative DNS services and DNS-based geographical traffic balancing, failover, high availability and geographical routing. The DNS protocol is used to associate IP addresses to hostnames in order to make Internet resources reachable.  Static DNS returns one or more IP addresses associated to one hostname.  However, static DNS has no way to understand if your website, application, or data center is alive and reachable or not, and has no way to understand if they are performing properly according to your service levels.  As a result,...

Twinword natural language API joins Mashape

The Twinword API collects how people associate concepts in mind through word association tests, word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document topic detection and more.  Twinword products are based on its patented technology of compiling a massive database that understands, organizes and extracts true knowledge from websites and information repositories in a way that mimics natural human thought. As more partners, companies and users access Twinword’s Word Graph API, the more it grows naturally into an ever-updated and powerful contextual information provider.   Help Mashape grow Twinword and try out their API today....

List of 20+ Domain & IP API Tools

Here’s a useful list domain and IP API tools.  Let us know if there are other APIs that should be on this list (chris@mashape.com): Name Toolkit - Name Toolkit is a domain name suggestion, registration and whois info provider. Our focus is on speed, simplicity and honesty. Proxies - The WebKnox proxies API lets you retrieve public proxies. We try to keep a list of fresh, unblocked, high responsive, and alive proxies. IP Utils - A simple component helping with IP functionalities IP2Country - Look up country name and ISO code by IP v4 address Ping-uin – Ping an IP or URL DNS Tools - Resolve...

List of 18 APIs to Protect your Site

Whether it’s inappropriate content, spam, or fraud prevention – protecting your site should be a priority.  Here are some APIs to help you strengthen the fort. ImageVision Nudity Search - ImageVision’s NuditySearch – Recognizing nudity is a highly complex problem. NuditySearch tackles this problem by recognizing anatomical attributes and determining if there is nudity in images. Spamhaus and Surbl REST interface - Rest api to verify if an url has been marked as spam using the well known spamhaus and surbl services. Supports: SpamHaus zen (SBL e-mail spam, XBL infected PCs, PBL unsolicited smtp traffic) Surbl multi (Spamcop, sa-blacklist, Outblaze, Abusebutler, Phishtank,...