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37 points by anonfunction 126 days ago | comments


klapinat0r 126 days ago | link

What is the definition of public here?

Is public/private a matter of authentication, or authorization ? (e.g. trackable or paying)

Or is it suppose to be "private api is for internal use in a company" v. "public api is for external usage"?

  curl "https://joss-open-exchange-rates.p.mashape.com/latest.json"
  {"message":"Invalid Mashape key. If you are a Mashape user, get your key from your dashboard at https://www.mashape.com/login - To create a free Mashape account instead, go to https://www.mashape.com/signup"}

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rmason 126 days ago | link

Love the idea but I have two suggestions: let people filter by country and let them vote or star a particular API.

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novaleaf 126 days ago | link

not sure about needing to filter by country? but voting, and meta tagging too... +++

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awaghadashish 126 days ago | link

country could make sense too. not all APIs are generic. I would love to find out what APIs are specifically available in my country.

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feedr 126 days ago | link

The are a number of API's (on Mashape) that even if in public mode are still beta stuff (like mine :-)) there should be a way at least for mashapers to signify that in the api admin panel, in order to avoid any potential confusion. That said, THANK YOU from this marketing effort.

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reganrob 126 days ago | link

This is great. Is there a way you could categorize the APIs so searches can be filtered? I imagine this a common machine learning classification problem. Maybe check out http://scikit-learn.org/stable/

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anonfunction 126 days ago | link

Absolutely, I have a simple tag solution in the works.

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nadiac 126 days ago | link

Now Google is not the only one place to look for public APIs.

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midhem 126 days ago | link

The war of API directories has just begun.

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mordue 126 days ago | link

Yep. I'm sure you've seen http://www.apihub.com/ which actually has a lot more details and information and api tools with raml built in to visualize and try out the api (e.g. Here's Stripe http://www.apihub.com/stripe/api/stripe-api/docs/raml).

Full disclosure - I work at MuleSoft, the company responsible for ApiHub.

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culo 126 days ago | link

oh yes, the latest copy-cat of http://mashape.com

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emmelaich 126 days ago | link

I hit a api at random (currency converter) and ended up at mashape.

Just FYI -- I'd never heard of it before.

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coleca 124 days ago | link

Site seems down (Nginx bad gateway error)

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gorkemcetin 126 days ago | link

502 Bad Gateway :(

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anonfunction 126 days ago | link

Fixed :)

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tphummel 125 days ago | link

502 bad gateway

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ismaelc 126 days ago | link

Awesome!

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massimosgrelli 126 days ago | link

really cool, well done

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nextpaco 126 days ago | link

Cool!

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anonfunction 126 days ago | link

Glad you like it! I'm writing a blog post detailing how I made it which should be done soon. It's built with mongodb and nodejs, JavaScript FTW :)

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michaels12 126 days ago | link

Great! A bit off topic, but how do you get instant searching on the website as you type? (I'm a amateur programmer).

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anonfunction 126 days ago | link

I use jQuery to send an AJAX request to nodejs which then queries elasticsearch and returns the rendered html which I switch out the DOM with.

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wololo_ 126 days ago | link

You should have array caching for the responses coded!

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