NASA’s Predict the Sky API continuously monitors global weather conditions to facilitate the scheduling of the opportune moments for viewing space events – such as planets, satellites, lunar eclipses, comets, meteors, and International Space Station – from any part of the world. Designed to transmit requests and responses in JSON format, the API filters weather data to forecast the visibility of specific space objects at particular times and locations. The API is a beta release and its development is credited to NASA’s 2013 Space Apps Challenge.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, Dashboards, Astronomy, and Transportation. Featured today are two APIs from NASA and the Lyft alternative taxi service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can find them.