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Documenting and Publishing an API on Mashape

Hey Mashapers, We just launched our new version of Mashape (internally, we called it “Mashape 5″) not too long ago. In this new version, we’ve redesigned certain flows on the site which may be different from the previous version (“Mashape 4″). Specifically, we’ve revamped the API documentation design and changed it to a new 3-column layout. To help you guys out, we’ve written up a guide on how to document and publish an API on Mashape. API providers, what are you waiting for? Documenting and publishing your API is just 3 easy steps: Filling in the basic information to list your...

Get Notified by Email when your API is down

We just launched a small yet very important feature – an email notification to the API provider when the API is down.   This feature is in line with our commitment to provide API providers with the necessary tools to keep them on top of things, and be able to react quickly to their developers when the API is down (e.g. send out a message to acknowledge the downtime, issue out a fix, etc). If you wish to turn off the notification for your API, you can do so by navigating to your API Admin -> Settings: We hope...

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,...

Tinypay.me rolls out powerful API via Mashape

Today Tinypay.me, one of the biggest European e-commerce platform, launches its API through Mashape. We are very excited to be part of this! I think their API is the first ever that allows any developer in the world to add e-commerce functionalities in a day – yes, in a day. Tinypay.me has chosen to create and distribute their API through Mashape, allowing developers to easily create e-commerce applications (web, mobile, desktop) in a couple of hours. Developers can simply let other users login to their application with their PayPal account, and let them put both physical and digital items...