Looking for a job? Try Indeed, now available on Mashape

Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide with over 100 million unique visitors per month.  Their service is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages, covering 94% of the global GDP. You may search the Indeed job index using their API.  This allows you to submit job searches and receive results via a structured format which can be incorporated into your website or application. Try Indeed’s API absolutely free of charge for commercial and non-commercial purposes....

Mashape Rocks a Thursday Night

Thanks to our friend Mustafa Khan and everyone at Innovation Endeavors we got an early start to the weekend.  Last night DJ Effit kept the party going and chef Mark Mullan prepared the best guacamole and quesadillas we’ve every tasted.  Thanks guys! Artist George Lin dropped by Mashape’s office and created an amazing cityscape of San Francisco.  We asked our guests to sign their names and add a little color to the mural.  Looks incredible, don’t you think? Have a great weekend – party like a Mashaper!...

Insto on Mashape brings realtime web to your application

Mashape is proud to have Insto join our community. Insto is an API designed to bring realtime web to your application. Utilizing SSL secured javascript and REST APIs, Insto lets you add scalable and secure realtime functionality within minutes. Insto utilizes a combination of HTML5 Websockets and Node.Js to make the realtime communication possible, with its Javascript API providing compatibility all the way back to Internet Explorer 6. As Insto states, “we believe that developers should be concentrating on creating exciting applications, not managing complicated systems or infrastructure.” Give Insto a try, we think you’ll like it!...

List of 50+ SMS APIs

How many SMS APIs do you know about?  Apparently there are a ton of them, as you can see from the list below!  Hope this helps in your app development. BurstSMS US (Also for Australia, UK, NZ) - BurstSMS web API allows you to build apps that can send and receive SMS. Use standard web languages to build applications that speak to global SMS carriers. No need to worry about complex SMPP servers or hosting SMS servers. Just send us your messages using our clean clear API calls and we will deliver it for you quickly and send you back confirmations or...

We’re having a contest!

Visit mashape.com/contest for details and instructions. Contest ends July 22nd.  You like cool stuff? So do we! That’s why we are having a contest this week where you can win awesome schnitzel. It’s pretty basic, you share our API marketplace with others and we reward you with prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a Parrot AR Drone2.0! So everyone has a fair shot at winning something we will also be awarding 5 random participants with $50 thinkgeek gift cards. Trust us, there is a lot of great geeky things you could get for $50 from thinkgeek. Good luck everyone!...

Mashape Updates: Mashape API Usage Alerts

As an API Marketplace, Mashape facilitates billing for API providers and consumers.  As such, we continuously strive to provide features and tools that help developers manage their API subscriptions. We are happy to announce that we are now sending usage alerts.  When you approach 80% of your subscribed plan limit, we’ll send you an email.   We hope that you find this feature useful in managing your API subscriptions.  As always, please feel free to send us a note at support@mashape.com if you have comments and suggestions....

HumanAPI hackathon finishes with 30 health-focused apps

Last weekend we had the privilege of being a sponsor to the HumanAPI Hackathon.  The Human API is a platform that lets developers easily and securely integrate health data into their apps.  It lets you aggregate all your health information from other providers/APIs and selectively access health information in groups (e.g. Activities, Blood glucose, etc).  This gives developers a holistic view of a person’s health information that can be used to contribute to the progress in the medical/health industry through apps. The 24-hackathon ended with 30 creative projects ranging from a ‘Mommy’ app (that constantly nags you to get...

Mashape is co-founding API World – the largest API Conference & Expo. Grab a ticket now!

What is API World? API World is simply the largest API conference and expo – a worldwide event for thousands of developers, API providers, and entrepreneurs shaping the future of the API economy. It was created with the mission to be technology-neutral catalyst of connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. If you are a coder, a startup, or an enterprise that consumes or provides multiple APIs, this is your event. Who’s going to be at API World? We have an elite lineup of speakers including ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser, VMware ex-CTO...

How to find app ideas for hackathons

This post is brought to you in part by Geeklist, a vibrant platform for geeks to discover, connect and share the great work they have done.  Check out the upcoming ‘Hack for Good’ global mobile hackathon this coming June 28th – 30th. We love hackathons!  We love seeing what developers can do with APIs.  Just look at this, this, this, this, this, this, and this! However with hackathons running almost every day, it’s easy to run out of app ideas.  What if your app was already created in some hackathon that you didn’t know about?  Or not sure if there’s...

Check out the winners at #APIHackDay SF 2013!

This past weekend we were at Parisoma for APIHackDay SF 2013.  API HackDay SF brings developers together for an all-day coding fest focused on building apps and mashups with APIs. At the end of the 8-hour hackathon, about 20 teams presented their apps to evangelists from Mashery, OpenTok, SendGrid, Twilio, Context.IO, BigCommerce, Mashape, and Apiphany.  There were prize categories from each company, as well as overall top three prizes. Congratulations to the winners! The overall top three winners were Smart CRM, Whatsmyride, and ranker.io.  You can also check out the sponsor category winners in Twitter here (Context.IO here). We’d also like to thank webshell.io, Parisoma and Fabernovel for organizing...