21 Feb

Community Activity and Overview

Hey all,

We currently have a few abandoned IAs that are half-done, and needs a little help before going live. One example is the DOI instant answer which needs to use the new Spice API for it to work on the front-end. If you'd like the glory of finishing this instant answer, we'd be excited to tell the community you are the hero. Check out the old discussion here.

If you'd like to revive other IAs, check out the issues in the Spice or Goodies repositories.

Notable Changes:

New Instant Answer Ideas:

  • Timezones
    Make an instant answer that returns the timezone of a given place.
  • Melting and boiling point of elements
    Make it possible for DuckDuckGo to answer questions about the melting point and boiling point of an element.
  • Board games
    Make it easy to search for board game information by building this instant answer!

5-minute Fixes:

  • Start using moment.js
    Help us move some of the custom date functions that we have in the instant answers to moment.js.
  • Use DDG.toHTTP and DDG.toHTTPS
    There are a few JS functions that are available for the instant answers to use, and it's often a good idea to make use of them.
  • Conversions: Show °C and °F
    Improve and simplify the look of our temperature conversion result by simply using "°C" and "°F" instead of "degrees celsius" and "degrees fahrenheit".

Weekend Warriors:

Have a good weekend, everyone!
- The DuckDuckHack Staff

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