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. This API, from the providers of the Yoda-Speak Generator, takes any text (after formatting it properly) and converts it in to something you could imagine Yoda saying to Luke. Just think of the mashup possibilities. I am thinking Yoda-Speak + Twitter = awesome.
The SOAP Yoda-Speak API would be great for any developer that wants to have some fun, or add a playful layer to existing Web services. Documentation for this API is publicly available and is linked to from our Yoda-speak API profileTrack this API. In case one Star Wars related API just isn't enough for you, check out the ForSWOR API. It is the API for the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Game forum. The Yoda-Speak API is one of 40 entertainment APIs and 36 translation APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory.