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API Economy: Growth of an API Hub from 0 to 100K developers & 10K APIs

We are an API Hub where over 100,000 developers can consume more than 10,000 APIs. We’ve been building this business for over 3 years, and there are a lot of things that we’ve measured throughout the process which we will be sharing in this post. Over the past 3 years, we have been working relentless to grow the API community, business and economy. We’ll be sharing some of our key metrics in this post and how we achieved them. Growth of APIs In the Mashape API marketplace, we host a variety of APIs which span across distinct categories and use cases. There...

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...

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,...

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...

How to integrate Mashape APIs with Parse as Cloud Modules @ParseIt

Parse is a backend-as-a-service (BAAS) platform that lets you focus on building your applications without worrying about server and infrastructure maintenance and complexities.  If you haven’t heard or tried Parse before, I encourage you to try their Quickstart here to get an idea of how the BAAS paradigm works. This post shows an example of a Mashape API integrated with Parse through Parse Modules.  Parse Modules are libraries that Parse developers import into their app to use certain functionality offered by 3rd-party APIs.  Once your API is turned into a Parse Module, it will be easier for developers to...

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...

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....

List of 20+ Domain & IP API Tools

Here’s a useful list domain and IP API tools.  Let us know if there are other APIs that should be on this list (chris@mashape.com): Name Toolkit – Name Toolkit is a domain name suggestion, registration and whois info provider. Our focus is on speed, simplicity and honesty. Proxies – The WebKnox proxies API lets you retrieve public proxies. We try to keep a list of fresh, unblocked, high responsive, and alive proxies. IP Utils – A simple component helping with IP functionalities IP2Country – Look up country name and ISO code by IP v4 address Ping-uin – Ping an IP or URL DNS Tools – Resolve...

List of 18 APIs to Protect your Site

Whether it’s inappropriate content, spam, or fraud prevention – protecting your site should be a priority.  Here are some APIs to help you strengthen the fort. ImageVision Nudity Search – ImageVision’s NuditySearch – Recognizing nudity is a highly complex problem. NuditySearch tackles this problem by recognizing anatomical attributes and determining if there is nudity in images. Spamhaus and Surbl REST interface – Rest api to verify if an url has been marked as spam using the well known spamhaus and surbl services. Supports: SpamHaus zen (SBL e-mail spam, XBL infected PCs, PBL unsolicited smtp traffic) Surbl multi (Spamcop, sa-blacklist, Outblaze, Abusebutler, Phishtank,...

List of 30+ Summarizer APIs, libraries, and software

This is a list of summarizer APIs, libraries, and software.  We’d like to keep this list fresh so feel free to suggest additions – tweet it to us @mashape.  Enjoy! Stremor Automated Summary and Abstract Generator – Use the Automated Summaries API to generate instant 350 character (+/- 10%) summaries of long content from text or URLs. Summaries are returned as highly readable paragraphs with complete sentences for the best end-user experience. TextTeaser – It extracts the most important sentences of an article. The purpose of the API is to provide a preview of what the article is all about. The...