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API Economy: Growth of an API Hub from 0 to 100K developers & 10K APIs

We are an API Hub where over 100,000 developers can consume more than 10,000 APIs. We’ve been building this business for over 3 years, and there are a lot of things that we’ve measured throughout the process which we will be sharing in this post. Over the past 3 years, we have been working relentless to grow the API community, business and economy. We’ll be sharing some of our key metrics in this post and how we achieved them. Growth of APIs In the Mashape API marketplace, we host a variety of APIs which span across distinct categories and use cases. There...

Follow the FIFA World Cup 2014 via the World Cup API!

Fan of the FIFA World Cup 2014? Thinking of building a quick mashup with data from the World Cup in Brazil? Or, like Gerald Bauer, you’re looking for open data sets for the World Cup in Brazil? We have the solution for you! The Mashape API marketplace now has 3 World Cup related APIs listed on our platform! The Copa do Mundo 2014 – World Cup Brazil API returns groups, games, and overall rankings of the countries playing in the game. It also happens to be in Portuguese, so you might need to translate it to your main language. The FIFA...

Three Ways API-First Development is the Future of Web Development

Over the past decade their have been a number of different web development paradigms. As the craft of web development has evolved so have the ways of designing and structuring software architecture. API First design is an approach to software development that emphasizes building components of your application as APIs. This approach has a number of advantages: 1. Separation of Concerns API First design is the formal separation of the front end from the back end. For instance Mashape.com is separated into two github repos, one for the front end and one for the back end, which interact through...

Mashape was at the largest hackthon ever – LAHacks!

Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was phenomenal, and we made sure to document the fun. Also our very own Montana Flynn gave a presentation on Making APIs that Developers Love. Check out the slides!...

Mashape Revenue Share Fees Down 5%. Effective now!

Hello Mashape community, We’re happy to announce a reduced revenue share percentage rate. Going forward monetized APIs will only be charged a 20% revenue share. With ❤. As always, Mashape will continue to provide free support, quick distribution, analytics, auto generated code snippets, issues and reporting system, status, alerts, testing tools, collaboration and permission add-ons, and many more features. Looking forward to our continued relationship to build together the API economy!  ...

Announcing The World’s Largest API Directory – PublicAPIs.com

We know how hard it is to find great APIs. So we built PublicAPIs.com, an API directory where you can instantly search through thousands of APIs and discover public cloud web services. Here’s what we have waiting for you: An infinite scrolling list of over 10,000 APIs Community Support Uptime Status Discuss on hackernews...

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...

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...