Mashape

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

We are an API Hub where over 100,000 users 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....

After Private APIs, Private Plans!

Introducing Private Plans – for API Providers and Consumer! Everyone loves flexibility, (knowimsayinn) but no one admits it! We’ve successfully deployed Private Plans, a new feature of our Pricing Tab. There is nothing keeping developers away from consuming your public and private APIs, and with this release, we give you a way to charge users in customized ways. This update is targeted to all our API providers who like to keep things between your API and your consumers a little more interesting. Mashape wants you to be able to provide your customers with a flexible pricing for any use-case. The best...

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...

Follow the FIFA World Cup 2014 via the World Cup API!

Fan of the FIFA World Cup 2014? Thinking of building a quick mashup with data from the World Cup in Brazil? Or, like Gerald Bauer, you’re looking for open data sets for the World Cup in Brazil? We have the solution for you! The Mashape API marketplace now has 3 World Cup related APIs listed on our platform! The Copa do Mundo 2014 – World Cup Brazil API returns groups, games, and overall rankings of the countries playing in the game. It also happens to be in Portuguese, so you might need to translate it to your main language. The FIFA...

Three Ways API-First Development is the Future of Web Development

Over the past decade their have been a number of different web development paradigms. As the craft of web development has evolved so have the ways of designing and structuring software architecture. API First design is an approach to software development that emphasizes building components of your application as APIs. This approach has a number of advantages: 1. Separation of Concerns API First design is the formal separation of the front end from the back end. For instance Mashape.com is separated into two github repos, one for the front end and one for the back end, which interact through...

Introducing API Glossary by Mashape

  When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing. That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms. If you’re just starting out with APIs, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development. If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something...

Mashape was at the largest hackthon ever – LAHacks!

Mashape was at the biggest #hackathon ever! LAHacks was phenomenal, and we made sure to document the fun. Also our very own Montana Flynn gave a presentation on Making APIs that Developers Love. Check out the slides!...

OpenSSL Update – Mashape not vulnerable to Heartbleed

On Monday April 7th OpenSSL released an update to address CVE-2014-0160 (aka Heartbleed). This was a vulnerability in the popular cryptographic library that is used to secure many major websites. It affected nearly two thirds of web servers, including sites like Google, Twitter, and Yahoo. Mashape has implemented the update and is no longer vulnerable to potential Heartbleed exploits. We’ve also reissued our SSL certificates, changed internal passwords, and changed private keys. While we have no evidence that there has been any type of attack or intrusion, we have automatically logged out all users, and for extra security users should:...

VerticalResponse Joins Mashape

In our fast paced world smart marketers need a tool to quickly create and send professional looking emails.   Mashape is proud to have Vertical Response, a leading email campaign suite, join our community. VerticalResponse helps you create and send great email campaigns.  It makes contact and list management easy, allowing you to create contacts, group them into meaningful lists, and use these lists to send targeted email campaigns.  The VerticalResponse API lets you interact with the platform the same way the application does.  For example: Create an application to keep the contacts in your CRM in sync with VerticalResponse;...

Next Caller, Advanced Caller ID, joins Mashape

Like everyone, we hate calling customer support centers.  After making your way through a labyrinth of support options, wouldn’t it be great if the service agent already knew your name and address?  If you manage a service center or develop tools for caller ID systems, our newest partner can make this a reality.  Mashape is proud to partner with Next Caller, an Advanced Caller IDSM for businesses. With over 220 million records on file, Next Caller is your company’s secondary database.   By linking U.S. phone numbers, both mobile and landline, to names, addresses, and emails, Next Caller will save...