api management

Mashape Updates #11 – We’re giving you permission now

We just released the API Permission Add-on to easily add, manage and revoke user permissions to your private API. Partnership is a wonderful thing. It’s the chance to create a more intimate relationship with another person, another team, another company. At Mashape, we’re all about working with others, and we’re building the tools to make API partnerships dead simple and collaborate with the team around private APIs. Today we’re introducing our API Permissions add-on to encourage easier, stronger relationships between developers and their consumers. This add-on is a game-changer for API developers that want to use the billing and...

Mashape Public Launch. Now open to every Developer and API.

Hello Mashapers, We’re super excited to announce that we’re now officially open to public for every API and developer in the world. We’re now powering more than 400 APIs and thousands of developers are relying on Mashape APIs everyday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback in the coming weeks. To be part of the movement, you can simply join us on Mashape. Hacker note: for developers who were using the Face.com API (for face detection), we now have an amazing free replacment created by Lambda Labs – http://www.mashape.com/lambda/face Mashape has also launched some useful features in the last year! For API providers: ready-to-go billing...

5 tips to designing an API the Right Way

Everyone is building APIs these days. Most new apps/services have some kind of API, and almost every app uses at least one API. I was hacking on a project a couple of years back, and I remember one of the developers on the project mentioning that we should have an API. At that time, I thought he was crazy. We have not even launched the product, why would anyone want to use our API, let alone our App? Our app eventually failed, mostly the fault of ourselves. We out grew it, moved on to bigger and better ventures, but looking back,...

Mashape Updates #6 – Introducing: Inbox, New Wizard, Custom Links, Private APIs

This week we pushed out some new interesting features Mashape Updates: Inbox We  have completely redesigned the Inbox experience. Now you can contact and interact with your developers faster and easier.   New Wizard Now the wizard is more a Panel where you can easily manage your API. There are no 1,2,3 steps anymore, just go to fill up what you want to fill up.   Custom Links If you want to give custom access to your APIs, you have to just click the “Get custom links” button.   Get the links to share or incorporate them into your...