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Augusto Marietti
We’re happy to announce that Mashape’s API Marketplace product is now part of RapidAPI! Starting today you can use either a RapidAPI or Mashape API Marketplace account to log into both platforms. Your existing apps and APIs will work the same without any code changes, but you can now view your analytics and projects through different interfaces. Most importantly you can explore over 7,500 public APIs. Find the closest asteroid to you with the NASA API, pull the best running playlists with the Spotify API, or make your app talk like Yoda. We will also be in constant communication…
Orlando
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…
Orlando
        Note: Check out our latest API collections page for the list of updated 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. API # Title Link 1 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…
Christina Ng
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.…
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 a…
Montana Flynn
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Morgan Davies
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!  …
Montana Flynn
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:
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Chris Ismael
Note: Check out our latest API collections page for the list of updated 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! API # Title Link 1 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. 2 Vufind Recognize Vufind Recognize is a real-time image recognition API for classification and monetization of photos and videos.…
Chris Ismael
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, traditional…
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