Community Activity and Overview
A very special thanks to the people who fixed the issues in last week's e-mail namely ilv for improving the output of temperature conversions and SoerenWeber for fixing the missing labels in FrequencySpectrum!
This week we found out that v2 of Octopart's API is going to be deprecated soon, and we need to switch to v3! If you're interested making the switch, check out #1595.
- Color Picker
We'll soon get a fully-featured color picker on DuckDuckGo! Here's a quick sneak peek.
- Color Codes
Complementing the color picker is the swankier, really, really, ridiculously good looking color codes instant answer!
- Product Hunt
You can now discover some really cool apps on DuckDuckGo thanks to Product Hunt! It's not live yet, but here's a quick preview.
- SeatGeek Sports
First we had concerts, and now we have sports!
New Instant Answer Ideas:
- LOLCAT Translator
Mak it easy 4 peeps 2 mak LOLCAT tranzlashuns rite on DuckDuckGo!
- Pizza under $10
Whether you're budgeting or indulging, you'd probably find this instant answer useful.
- RedditSubSearch: Switch to trigger words
Regexp triggering puts a bit more strain on our machines than word triggers. Help us produce more efficient code!
- GreatestCommonFactor: Should support more than two inputs
It only works with two inputs for now, but it should work on a variable number of queries!
- Population: Improve triggering
It works on queries such as "population of canada" but not with "canada population".
- Octopart: Migrate to API v3
We're currently using v2 of their API, but it's going to get deprecated soon! Help us move the instant answer to use v3.
- TVMaze: Date conversion is incorrect
There's a small error with the date conversion which could be made better with the use of moment.js.
- Tips: Could also respond to tax
Add tax computation functionality in Tips.
Have a good weekend!
- The DuckDuckHack Staff