api monetization

Build and Monetise APIs in 99 seconds

Monetizing an API is a good way of generating revenue quickly. Ask Nijiko! Sometimes the easiest services are the ones that generate the most traffic and traction. At Mashape, we give everyone a chance of quickly monetizing their API without having to worry about any technical aspects. Creating an API on the fly with BlockSpring We’re super happy to see more people building tools to simplify the access to building APIs, one of the services that was featured on HackerNews recently is BlockSpring’s API builder. At the moment they only support three languages (Python, Ruby and R) but that’s plenty enough for...

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!  ...

Scoreoid gaming API joins Mashape

Mashape is pleased to have Scoreoid join our community.  The cross platform gaming backend and real-time marketing solution empowers developers with unparalleled engagement and monetization options. Scoreoid is a non-restrictive, reliable and easy to use gaming platform designed to handle scoring, leaderboards and game management.  Additionally, it features advanced functions for multi-platform games, such as content awareness and detailed player management. With Scoreoid’s API developers can shorten game development time and reduce costs.  There is no need to download SDKs and no waiting for updates; best of all, Scoreoid works on numerous platforms including Flash, Unity, HTML5, and Silverlight, among many...

Web-enable your Research/Project with an API

This post is intended to help data scientists and engineers who, in some capacity, have implemented routines/algorithms/data that does a specialized function (e.g. machine learning) using a dynamically typed language, such as Python.  The goal is to web-enable these routines/algorithms using an application programming interface (API). Exposing these functions/data as an API allows for: Easier, faster, and consistent sharing of functionality/data that could further progress the research.  A good example of this is the Materials Project from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  They deemed it necessary for the scientific community to have access to their data, hence exposing it...

Yoda teaches APIs

Into APIs now, Yoda is…...

API Monetization – How a Side-Project API Became Profitable

Jacob Perkins, author of Python Text Processing with NLTK 2.0 Cookbook, and creator of Python NLTK Demos and APIs, recounts in this post how he got started in building APIs, and before his discovery of Mashape: I wasn’t sure if anyone would actually use the API, but I knew the best way to find out was to just put it out there. So I did, initially making it completely open, with a rate limit of 1000 calls per day per IP address. I figured at the very least, I might get some PHP or Ruby users that wanted the...