Community Activity and Overview
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.
- xkcd: Design update
A more standardized design for the xkcd instant answer.
- Conversions: New unit abbreviations
We can now understand queries such as "10 mi to km"!
- Forecast: Swapped around temperature and icon
No longer are the rays of the sun interpreted as a negative sign.
New Instant Answer Ideas:
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!
- 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".
- Book Reviews: Broken in mobile layouts
There are some sizes where Book Reviews shows overlapping icons and text.
- NPM: Show more important information about the package
There must be a better way to search NPM packages. Help us figure out the best way to do it.
- Betterific: Convert to tile view
Betterific needs some design love! We need to update it to use tiles look better.
Have a good weekend, everyone!
- The DuckDuckHack Staff