New Developer Connect service meets growing demand for building API integrations in mobile and web applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW AND SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — January 31, 2012 — Elance, the leading platform for online work, and Mashery, the leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface) management technology and services, today announced Mashery Developer Connect, a service that matches skilled developers with freelance API projects on Elance. Developers can now market their in-demand technical skills and find online work on Elance, while businesses can find qualified talent for their growing number of API integration projects.

Through Developer Connect, Elance and Mashery streamline the ability for developers to find available API projects that utilize their technical skills. Developers with experience building web and enterprise backend systems to mobile platforms like iOS and Android can quickly tap into Elance's growing list of API integration projects. In addition, businesses can search the extensive pool of tested and rated contract developers to find the right talent for their next API integration project.

“By partnering with Mashery, we offer businesses access to developers who can leverage APIs and build all kinds of apps,” said York Poon, vice president of product at Elance. “At the same time, we are increasing the number of API integration jobs available on the Elance platform.”

“With the significantly growing number of APIs, companies of all sizes want to attract top developers to extend their businesses in new and exciting directions, yet there hasn't been a simple resource to find and engage those developers,” said Neil Mansilla, Mashery's director of developer products. “With Mashery Developer Connect, API providers and platform partners looking for talent can quickly and easily connect with qualified developers on Elance with the click of a mouse. This new resource also helps job seeking developers to discover new API project opportunities. I believe that the list of platform APIs as marketable skills will aggressively grow.”

Businesses seeking developer talent for API integration projects are now able to browse and review pre-screened Elance professionals on the Developer Connect page on the Mashery website. Developer Connect also features an “API Jobs” category that allows developers to review and apply to new projects on Elance.

 

About Elance
Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, helps businesses hire and manage in the cloud.

For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to talent and the ability to build and manage entire teams online. For independent professionals who want to work online, Elance offers access to qualified clients, a virtual workplace and guaranteed pay for great work.

The company is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.elance.com.

About Mashery
Mashery, the world's leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 100 top brands-including USA TODAY, Hoover's, Klout, Associated Press, Rdio and Expedia-build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs-from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 130,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.

 

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