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The Mashape API Posted 1 year ago

The long wait is over!  The Mashape API is here!

The Mashape API lets you query and retrieve API and user information from Mashape. With close to 2000 APIs in catalog, this opens up tons of possibilities for developers to create exciting applications.  Here’s the Mashape API test console in action:

We have also released a Chrome extension to demonstrate what you can do with the Mashape API. You can get it here.

We hope to see what you can do with the API.  Let us know and send us a note at if you have ideas, comments, or have created apps!

Mashape Launches To The Public. Now open to every Developer and API. Posted 1 year ago

Hello mashapers,

We’re super excited to tell you that we’re now officially open for every API and every developer in the world. We’re now powering more than 400 APIs and thousands of developers are relying on Mashape APIs, everyday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback in the coming weeks.

To be part of the movement, you can simply join us on Mashape.

Hacker note: for those sad developers that were using the API (for face detection), we now have an amazing free replacment created by Lambda Labs


Mashape has added some useful features in the last year: For API providers, it now provides a ready-to-go billing system for their APIs with custom plans for private customers, the ability to charge for specific objects (SMS, MB, calls, data points, etc), auto-generated documentation and client libraries, an issues system in case the API is malfunctioning, and powerful distribution via a community of developers. For API consumers, it gives a unified place to consume multiple APIs. Mashape is the only place where you can subscribe to any API using just a single credit card, consume APIs using just the Mashape Keys and analyze the usage of all APIs consumed through its Consumer Console.

We have a lot of surprises in the pipeline and we’ll stay focused on improving the happiness and the experience of the Mashape community. 



The first API marketplace has launched. Posted 3 years ago

Good Morning folks,
it’s 7:30 am (PST) and is an important day for us - we’ve launched the Mashape v0.2

Mashape is a frictionless online marketplace for developers that want to consume or generate and distribute any kind of service via APIs. We provide “RESTful JSON” APIs and traction to any application or service that runs somewhere on a server - instantly.
A warm thanks to the hundreds of developers that have used our product and have helped us with feedbacks, bugs and headed us to the right direction. In particular a big recognition goes to Tom, Keus, Sandro, Max, Dwipal, Kevin, Frank, Jimmy, Jason, Joe, Chris, Matt, Marc, David, Lane, Hunter, Bill, Zander, Mitch, Jude, Travis, Ted, Seth, Evan, Nate, Ken, Philip, Dave, Ted, and Jon.  

Unknown Facts:
45 days required to clean up the code: from 150,000 to 40,000 LOC
Mark Palladino’s fingers - pushing more than 1K new LOC a day (pure Java)
Mike Zonca’s goatee - it’s as much barbaric/wild as our platform architecture
Augusto Marietti’s thick socks - walking in the office like a ghost, the Pier38 is cold at night!
Data migration to MongoDB (MySQL/Hibernate configuration took 3 months, MongoDB 2 weeks)
Design completely reinvented - The Rattotti&Bonardi crew made the magic here (a sense of clean design is now part of us)
354 coffee cups drank by Mike (to stay awake during these two intense months)
1 pound of pasta every dinner with Mark’s sauce
1 300 sq feet studio on Market St. (we squeezed there in 3 and sometimes more)
bicycles for faster moving around SF (one was stolen)
1 flight to Chicago for the CakePHP meetup
2 days of programming brainstorming around Scala, Grails, Java, Ruby, Struts, Spring, MongoDB and CouchDB
5 whiteboards (used to draw shits a thousand of times)
2 things that we can’t tell you
Ken Thom’s “Panettone”
For any feedback, question or insult:
Hope you’ll like it…