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List of 30+ Deals, Coupons, Promotions and Rewards APIs

  If you’re a developer building an app that shows deals and promotions, this list of APIs will be useful for you: DayWatch - DayWatch’s API provides powerful data access to real-time daily deal and coupons data in USA, Latin America and South East Asia. Search deals per country, location, category and activity. BlipADeal Worldwide Deals - allows you to utilise our database of over 6 million daily deals and coupons annually from over 14 countries around the globe. We currently have a presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and...

List of 14+ Image Recognition 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! 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. Vufind Recognize - Vufind Recognize is a real-time image recognition API for classification and monetization of photos and videos. Recognize uses object recognition to uncover meaning and metadata of photos and videos for contextual image commerce and...

API Launchpad companies at #APIWorld13

At API Launchpad yesterday in APIWorld, 6 companies launched their new APIs.  Check them out below (and links to their presentation slides too!): Drillster provides an online memorization platform. By using a scientifically proven algorithm, Drillster allows users to memorize learning material quicker and more easily. Moreover, Drillster accurately predicts for each individual user when the proficiency has dropped below a pre-set level, triggering users to brush up. Its core functionality is easily integrated into learning management systems, but can be used as a standalone product as well. [Slides] If you like to cook, you probably get many recipes...

Machine Linking connects with Mashape

  Machine Linking has developed a multilingual SaaS platform that performs semantic analysis of textual documents.  By interfacing with their API, developers can connect unstructured documents and short pieces of text, written in different languages, to live and up-to-date Semantic Web resources such as DBPedia or Freebase. The API features language detection, keyword and entity extraction, disambiguation and linking, concept tagging, and content enrichment; it also returns relevant information about each entity, such as types, images, definitions, synonyms, and translations, extracted from a proprietary and internally maintained knowledge base. Machine Linking is available in over 30 languages, including English, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, German, Turkish, French, and Italian. Mashape is...

Hella Hack Oakland (Sept 28 – 29, 2013)

Hella Hack Oakland welcomes all music lovers, code wizards and people with big ideas to come build the next generation of music applications and technologies.  This first ever music hackathon in Oakland will happen on Sept 28th – 29th 2013.  Register now! Prizes: Finalists will be chosen to present in a special session at the SF Music Tech Summit on Oct 1st, where one team will be chosen to receive the Grand Prize of $1000. Mashape is also a prize sponsor offering prizes from API partners.  Check them out here.  We’ll see you there!...

Amtera Semantic Relatedness API now available on Mashape

Semantic flexibility and approximation are a fundamental part of intelligent behavior that semantic applications are expected to deliver. The Amtera Semantic Relatedness API provides an easy-to-use service, which supports applications accessing a large-scale distributional knowledge base.  The API’s core operation is to calculate the semantic relatedness between pairs of text excerpts based on the likeness of their meaning or semantic content.   By incorporating semantic approximations and disambiguation functionalities, Amtera can differentiate between a movie star and a star cluster or galaxy. The service is optimized to support the high throughput needed for industry applications.  Currently the service is available...

Want to Tango with Mashape?

Tango Card is pioneering the next generation of rewards programs in enterprise.  The Rewards as a Service API, or RaaS, is helping companies drive real business results.  With Tango you can easily send and track rewards and gifts to your customers and employees.  Real rewards are a critical part of any business strategy – whether customer loyalty, customer acquisition and retention or employee engagement. Tango’s API lets you elegantly connect their sophisticated rewards program into your own platform; plus, you can add the option to send rewards directly from within your own app increasing its stickiness.  RaaS is helping...

List of 40 tutorials on how to create an API

Here’s a useful list of resources on how to create an API, categorized by programming language. (We also have a post on 30+ ways to make a REST call in different languages) As an API Marketplace, Mashape helps developers discover, consume, distribute, and monetize private and public APIs.  We hope that the tutorials below would help you in your API journey. (If you’re looking for examples of APIs, check here for a list of face recognition APIs) Node.js http://flippinawesome.org/2013/09/23/easy-api-scaffolding-with-simple-api-and-node-js/ http://blog.modulus.io/nodejs-and-express-create-rest-api (May 2013) http://synthmedia.co.uk/blog/basic-nodejs-api-with-restify-and-save (May 2013) http://webapplog.com/tutorial-node-js-and-mongodb-json-rest-api-server-with-mongoskin-and-express-js/ (Jul 2013) http://thewayofcode.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/how-to-build-and-test-rest-api-with-nodejs-express-mocha/ (Apr 2013) http://webapplog.com/intro-to-express-js-simple-rest-api-app-with-monk-and-mongodb/ (Apr 2013) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14990544/how-to-best-create-a-restful-api-in-node-js (Feb 2013) http://erichonorez.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/how-create-a-rest-api-with-node-js-and-express/ (Feb...

DNS & Server Load Balancing (GSLB.me) API joins Mashape

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,...

Twinword natural language API joins Mashape

The Twinword API collects how people associate concepts in mind through word association tests, word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document topic detection and more.  Twinword products are based on its patented technology of compiling a massive database that understands, organizes and extracts true knowledge from websites and information repositories in a way that mimics natural human thought. As more partners, companies and users access Twinword’s Word Graph API, the more it grows naturally into an ever-updated and powerful contextual information provider.   Help Mashape grow Twinword and try out their API today....