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Heroku National Park Name Generator
In the past, the Heroku API has done some fun stuff on certain holidays. Whenever you run heroku create to make a new app, the API usually generates a random name for your app. But on these holidays (like Halloween), we’ve changed up the API to return some fun names specific to the day.
In celebtration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Heroku API did something special on July 4th (American Independence Day) this year. Whenever you ran heroku create, we populated your app’s name with National Park names.
Well, July 4th has come and gone, but the National Park centenenial continues! So here’s a quick script for you to run locally whenever you want to add a new app. Just download and run ruby script.rb and it’ll create a new Heroku app for you.