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ZUMATA Travel API Joins Mashape

Are you building the next incredible travel platform, or perhaps need to enhance your current travel backend tools?  Mashape is pleased to offer ZUMATA’s real-time pricing, availability, and worldwide booking capabilities. ZUMATA is a B2B SaaS company focused primarily on meta-search, loyalty companies, and online travel agents to improve their operations.  Featuring over 300,000 global hotel properties, with an emphasis on directly sourced agreements in Asia, ZUMATA’s API will maximize your profits per sale. The global travel API offers huge content and easy integration.  By consuming their API through Mashape you’ll have access to Search Hotels (returns hotel rates...

Indix Real Time Product Intelligence API Joins Mashape

Mashape is proud to introduce Indix and its Product Intelligence Platform to our community.  With the world’s broadest and deepest product database, Indix enables developers to create apps and services that become product aware in real-time. Through Indix’s SaaS and Big Data product intelligence solution, brands and retailers have the ability to explore, analyze, and visualize the world’s product information in real-time including assortment, catalog, channels, competition, prices, promotions, news, social feeds.  With nearly limitless product related information, data businesses can extract data points to fine-tune their product and market landscape; ultimately, outperform the competition.   If you want to...

List of 15+ University APIs

If your university API is not here, please tweet to @mashape.  And on to the list, in no particular order: HarvardEvents – HarvardEvents knows about events from 2009-05-27 onward. New events (or changes to old events) may take up to 24 hours to appear in HarvardEvents’s database. MIT IST (Information Services and Technology) Web APIs – Application developers can integrate with or consume data from these systems using a standard protocol for doing so, instead of using a custom, application-specific protocol (Moira, MITID DB) or raw SQL (Data Warehouse, RolesDB). University of Cambridge Library Data – Returns locally held library information such as location,...

Using Unirest (Java) for your Android projects

This post will show you how to get Unirest-java running on your Android projects.  Unirest is a lightweight HTTP client library with port available in many languages. This is a follow-up to “How to install Unirest using the Maven assembly plugin”.  The steps are similar, with the addition of a Maven (shader) plugin that relocates some packages in order to work around dependency errors when using the uber jar in an Android project. (In case you’re interested, the error you’ll get is ”java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: org.apache.http.message.BasicLineFormatter.INSTANCE”). Let’s start: 1.  Follow Steps 1 and 2 from the Unirest-java/Maven tutorial.  Once you’re done with those 2...

Best Buy joins Mashape

Mashape is proud to introduce Best Buy to our fast growing community of world-class developers and API providers. Best Buy is focused on connecting customers, employees and businesses through access to in-depth information about specific products and categories.  The company embraces developers and encourages them to build smart and helpful tools; ultimately, enhance a customer’s shopping experience. The Best Buy API provides full category and product information to over 1m current and historical products, including up to date pricing.   Don’t forget reviews.  With the API you get access to all product ratings and reviews.   Need to find the closest...

Unirest library for .NET platforms has been unified

We’re happy to announce that the Unirest library for .NET and RT (“windows 8”) has been merged!  This was possible thanks to Lionel Ringenbach’s contribution Lionel is a C#/XAML developer based in Switzerland.  He enjoys developing for Microsoft platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop).  He loved to code because “it is the most creative tool that has been given to me – you think, create, and make everyday a better day!” We’ve asked him to write the post below.  Enjoy! The Unirest HTTP request library was ported sometime back for the classic .NET platform and WinRT.  They were packaged in 2...

30+ ways to make REST calls in Node.js, PHP, Python, Rails, Obj-C, .NET, and Java / Android

Here’s a list of resources on how to make REST calls in different languages.  (We also have this list of 40+ tutorials on how to create an API in different languages). If you dabble with one or more of these languages in your different projects, we highly recommend that you check out Unirest.io, an open source lightweight HTTP client library.  It’s goal is to provide a consistent way for developers to make HTTP calls across different languages (node.js, Ruby, PHP, Java, Python, Objective-C, .NET) If you have suggested additions to the links below, please tweet to @mashape and we’ll...

List of 50+ API for PDF generation, manipulation, and conversion – APIs & libraries

If you deal with PDF in your applications, you might find this list useful. Textibility – Textibility provides a simple, REST API for extracting information from images and documents in a number of formats and generating images and documents from structured data. With a simple, clean HTTP interface and some clever processing we can quickly and easily unlock information captured in photographs and file uploads. SwissKnifeDocs – This API can convert documents into another document format. You can convert documents into images too , or you can simply fill the “merge fields” inside your .docx or .doc document and convert it...

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...

Thank you all for joining us at API World 2013 #APIWorld13

It was great meeting everyone at API World!  We had a whopping turnout of 1000+ developers and delivered tons of tracks.  Next year will be bigger! Here are a few pictures from the 2-day event: Hope to see you again next year!...