What has changed?
Our API offerings have grown, and our new website reflects this growth. We have restructured our offerings to streamline the API packages. They are now ordered in simple, three-tier packages ranging from Basic to Premium to cover different user needs. The packages can be "stacked" and combined – you can easily build your individual API dashboard that delivers exactly what you need. Let us see what exactly has changed.
New: Immortal credits
Credits are our way of counting requests. In most cases, one request costs one credit. Sometimes, depending on the complexity of the request, it will cost more – you can find the details in the documentation. You buy credits automatically as part of an API package, and you can buy extra credits to top up your account.
In our old system, credits had an expiration date. They would usually last for 12 months from the point of purchase. This is no longer the case. In the new system, credits do not expire. They last until you use them. If your package expires, your credits remain in your account. You can use them for other packages, or just renew the expired package and continue as before.
New: Team roles
Chances are that you are using the API account not alone but as part of a team. You might have a finance and accounting team that needs to get the invoices. You might have senior developers that set API key policies. And you might need one person controlling the account.
This is why we introduce Team Roles: You can now assign each of your team members one of three roles: "Owner", "Accountant", and "Developer".
Old vs. new packages
We started ten years ago with just about 2.000 holidays in 70 countries. Today, our users can access about 7.000 holidays in 230 countries and locations around the world. We have built a professional team of researchers, journalists, and translators ensuring a holiday API service that not only is up-to-date and delivers high quality data, but more than that. We recently added lunisolar observations as a basis for holiday data – this means we can deliver observances based on celestial events.
In short: Our database has grown, our team has grown, and our offering, too. Our new package offerings reflect this quality.
Holiday API comparison:
Like with our Holiday service, our location database has grown. We started with 1.000 locations – today, we offer more than 5,800 locations around the world. With our Time API, you can convert Time Zones, query Daylight Saving Time for all these locations.
We also added a new tier called "Plus Time" that unified the separate "Time Zone" and "Daylight Saving" packages – which means you get more for less: You get three additional features and more than 5,000 additional locations.
Time API comparison:
| Price +$9,
+Time Zone Converter
Time ZoneDaylight Saving
| Price -$400,
Like with our Time API services, our location database has grown enormously. Our Astronomy services now allow you to select from over 5,000 additional locations on Earth – you can also query the locations, rise, and setting times for all planets in our solar system.
The new "Premium Astronomy" package also doubles your credits in comparison with the old "Astronomy Full" package.
Astronomy API comparison:
| Credits +100,000,
Date Calculator API
We streamlined our Calculator API services to offer you much more in a single package. The new "Plus Date Calculator" offers double the credits compared with the old "Work Days 1 Country", and offers additional filters.
Date Calculator API comparison:
|Date Calculator Basic (TBA)
|Work Days 1 Country
|Date Calculator Plus
| Credits +500k,
|Work Days Full
|Date Calculator Premium
What happens to my account?
Accounts created before September 1, 2021 will remain unchanged: Your licenses, packages and credits will continue like before — as long as you renew them. Your credits will become immortal as described above from September 1, 2021.
Your current packages and licenses (bought before September 1, 2021) will not change in scope or price. As long as you keep renewing them, they keep their old pricing. Once you stop renewing and your packages and licenses expire, you will have to buy the new packages at the new prices. Your account itself remains intact independent from your choices.