By on October 22, 2015

Mashape Acquires to provide Dev Portals for everyone.

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of, makers of the popular API Documentation and Dev Portal, with an aim to expand and provide the service to everyone: from individual developers looking to document their API projects to Fortune 500 corporations requiring a secure and highly customizable on-premises solution.


When I met Nik (and Adam) a couple of months ago, it was clear to both of us that we could do much more for the API economy together, and so we decided to partner almost immediately. 

The first thing you will notice is an acceleration of feature development. We’ve already added more engineers to the team, moved Gelato to our infrastructure, revamped the design, lowered pricing and we’re working to make it simpler and more scalable.

Most existing developer portals are old, based on legacy software, expensive, and they’re hard to use; plus, they don’t support the modern API development life cycle. Then we found Gelato, the only easy to use and beautifully designed solution with support for Swagger and API-blueprint. Gelato also features auto-generated code samples and a powerful API explorer to test requests live. There are many features for a high level of customization.

Gelato enables everyone from small startups to large enterprises to build simple developer portals for both internal and external use cases. The platform facilitates developer on-boarding and integration with the most popular API Gateway, Kong; as well as makes it easy to provide key provisioning and user management.  Also, integration with the Galileo API analytics platform provides easy monitoring and chart generation for both Admins and Developers.

You can go from zero to a full fledged developer portal with docs, code snippets, explorer, guides, support and an on-boarding dashboard for your developers in just a few hours. What used to take months is done in half a day.

Gelato is simple to use. While focusing on the DX (Developer Experience) the platform boasts a wide range of powerful features, including:

  • Markdown Editor – Developers can write any guide in a markdown format
  • Swagger/API-blueprint Import – Generate docs on the fly
  • Code Example Generation – Multiple language code snippets
  • API Reference & Explorer – Beautifully designed documentation and testing console
  • Versioning – Support for multiple versions of your API
  • Private/Internal Docs – Keep your API docs private behind access control systems.


Gelato is the ultimate solution for Dev Evangelists. The platform is easy to use, powerful, and affordable; best of all, with Mashape integration we can now accelerate the development to support more enterprises. We have a solid roadmap for the months ahead and we’ll go as fast we can to provide easy and beautifully designed Dev Portals for everyone.