api providers

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...

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!  ...

Connect your SQL database app to the web with Zazler

We had the opportunity to “email” interview Rudolf Osman, CEO of Zazler, to get his insights on the challenges facing developers when rolling out their own APIs, and the trend of APIs in general. Zazler is a backend for web and mobile apps that saves developers from having to write server-side code.  It works as a server facilitating database queries between the application’s frontend and its database. Q: What are the circumstances where developers need to create their own API? With web APIs the circumstances can vary a lot depending on the purpose of the API. We have experience...

List of 50+ SMS 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. 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 send us your messages using our clean clear API calls and we will deliver it for you quickly and send you back confirmations or...

Mashape is co-founding API World – the largest API Conference & Expo. Grab a ticket now!

What is API World? API World is simply the largest API conference and expo – a worldwide event for thousands of developers, API providers, and entrepreneurs shaping the future of the API economy. It was created with the mission to be technology-neutral catalyst of connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. If you are a coder, a startup, or an enterprise that consumes or provides multiple APIs, this is your event. Who’s going to be at API World? We have an elite lineup of speakers including ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser, VMware ex-CTO...

Mashape Updates: Secret Parameters and Headers

It’s been a while since we announced a new feature from Mashape, so we’re very excited to announce this one:  Secret Parameters and Headers for API providers. What is a Secret Parameter/Header? A Secret Parameter or Header are fixed key-value that is added to the request coming from the Mashape proxy to the API provider. Only API providers can set these values in their API. What is it useful for? One particular useful use-case for them is where developers have to sign up for separate accounts from the API provider and Mashape.  Having these values allow API providers to set a...

Upcoming Hackathons: iCreate Mobility Challenge + APIDays Mediterranea

Mashape is taking part in two upcoming hackathons.  We would like to thank our API partners who are offering free access or mini-prizes for the iCreate Mobility Challenge 2013 (Singapore May 17th) and APIDays Mediterranea (Madrid, May 30).  See bottom for the list of APIs and their offers. For the hackathon organizers: please consolidate your participants’ Mashape IDs and send them a message in Mashape  BEFORE your hackathon.  This will give them ample time to enable access to their private APIs to your participants. If you are a Mashape API partner and interested to offer free access to your...

Mashape Updates: API Issues, API Terms, Embed Button, etc

We participated in a lot of developer events and pushed out important Mashape updates: Easily collaborate and report API Issues for both private and public APIs Set up your own API Terms and Conditions page in Mashape A new Mashape Embed Button for your site! A must-read update regarding improvements to Mashape’s authentication scheme to a new single-key system Check out our new How It Works page, with animation Callinize uses Mashape APIs, and they won DeveloperWeek 2013 too! P.S. If you are around South Park, feel free to stop by for a beer, talk about APIs, tips on APIs, food, etc. Here’s what we look like in our Hacker...

Report and Track API Issues in Mashape

We just released a new section in the API profile page called “Issues” that would allow developers to report an issue or open a discussion with the API owner regarding his/her API. Developers can open an API issue by navigating to “Issues” on the left-hand side panel of the API profile page, and clicking on “New Issue” button on the upper-right hand corner. You can then proceed to type in the Title and Description/Comment for your issue and click “Submit” when done.  At this point, the API owner will see that the “Issues” navigation panel section will be highlighted...

5 Steps to List / Add your API to Mashape

This is a tutorial on how to add your API(s) to Mashape.  Do note that things change quite often so if you’re reading this from the future, some things might have changed.  But we’ll update this as often as we can so everyone’s on the same page (literally!). Before we start, you would need a Mashape account.  (You can skip this part if you’ve done this already).  Go to http://www.mashape.com/ and click on the button in the upper-right hand section of the page that says “Join Us”.  You’ll also have the option to sign up using your GitHub account. After signing...