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Seven more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Health, Invoicing, Chat, eCommerce. Highlights include an API that provides data about holidays in Europe and an API that allows apps to search for flights. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The latest Star Wars premiere is here. Extend your Star Wars high with a visit to the Star Wars Graph, built upon the Star Wars API (SWAPI). SWAPI pulls data from Wookieepedia (the Star Wars encyclopedia) and includes vast amounts of Star Wars-related data (e.g. characters, movies, starships, etc.).
Every once in awhile we stumble across an API that is “watercooler talk” worthy. Often these APIs are revolutionary in the way that they affect how an industry operates, other times they are just really cool and waste a lot of our time. This past week's addiction was the Yoda Speak API.
Years ago most schoolchildren in the US "knew" that if you dig a hole straight down through the earth you end-up in China. But of course that's not true, no matter where you are in the US. From nearly anywhere in the contiguous 48 states you end-up in the Indian Ocean.