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...

#APIDaysSF Mashape demo presentation links for APIDays

Thanks to APIDays and Parisoma for having us at APIDaysSF.  We showed demos of applied Machine Learning APIs. Here are the links to those demos.  Enjoy! https://github.com/ismaelc/twilio-translator http://worldchat.io/ http://jsfiddle.net/ismaelc/fgq7L/ http://www.esridemos.com/lovehere/register.html List of 50+ Face Detection / Recognition APIs, libraries, and software Web-enable your Research/Project with an API List of 25 Sentiment Analysis APIs List of 30 Natural Language Processing APIs See you tomorrow at APIHack!...

List of 50+ Face Detection / Recognition APIs, libraries, and software

There has been a lot of buzz around Face Recognition since Google Glass was announced.  We believe that face recognition will open up a ton of possibilities in how we interact not just with each other, but with objects as well – whether it’s with Glass or not. To help you in your journey of exploring face recognition, we have below a long list of face detection and recognition APIs that you can use for your applications.  Enjoy! Face Recognition – Stephen here from Lambda Labs. For sample code and a graphical demo, check out http://api.lambdal.com/docs. Our API provides face...

Call Mashape APIs in your Windows 8 and .NET applications via Unirest

As proud contributors to the open source community, nothing makes us happier than getting feedback and support from developers who like to make things better. Shortly after we released Unirest.io, we received a ton of feedback from developers who would like to get a Windows 8 and .NET port.  Before we can even get to it, we received contributions from Michael Azarkevich and Michael Sync who ported Unirest to the two platforms.  To the two Michaels, a HUGE THANK YOU!  You rock m/ We have officially rolled them in with the rest of the Unirest libraries here.  You can also check...

Leading Silicon Valley Innovators to Tackle Global Innovation Challenges

Mashape is proud to announce that our growth hacker, Montana Flynn, has been selected by British Airways and its partners to participate in UnGrounded Thinking, the company’s inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Montana will join more than 100 industry leaders and change agents, to collaboratively address the global STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills gap with the goal of accelerating global innovation. Participants were nominated by global technology leaders in both Silicon Valley...