Community Activity and Overview
Next week, the community is hosting a developer event in New York City. If you can't attend yourself, please help us spread the word!
In other news, the Spice repository got a lot of cleanup this week. The reddit Instant Answer is now using a regex trigger instead of trigger words so thanks to puskin94 for that one. You can see all the other changes made this week (many to triggers, libraries, and UI stuff) in the release notes.
- Similar Sites
Similar to AlternativeTo, this Instant Answer shows similar / alternative websites.
Find more information about the seasons such as when summer starts.
- ISS Location
See if the International Space Station is currently hovering over you!
- Tor Nodes
Search tor nodes and find more information about them such as their uptime and bandwidth.
- Economic Indicators
Get the GDP, growth rate, or the per capita income of a country.
Convert words or sentences between Japanese writing systems.
New Instant Answer Ideas:
- Next astronomical event
Give people information about astronomical events.
- Know Your Meme
Show a brief explanation of a meme.
- Is it raining?
This is similar to "is it snowing?". It's a fun Instant Answer that answers "Yes" or "No".
- SimilarSites: Move away from using IDs
Some Instant Answers are using IDs. Help us move to classes instead.
- Seasons: Improve triggering
There are other search variations that this Instant Answer doesn't trigger on.
- Time: "time", "local time", "current local time", etc should show user's time
Expand the triggers of the Time Instant Answer as well.
- Movie + InTheaters: Images are slowly being deprecated in the API
We're increasingly seeing more and more broken images. Help us fix it!
- MD5 + Base64: Triggers should be more strict
MD5 and Base64 seem to be triggering too much. We need to tame it a bit.
- Timer: Triggers on "Time::Piece"
Searching "Time::Piece" shouldn't trigger the Timer Instant Answer. Help us figure out why!
Have a good weekend!
- The DuckDuckHack Staff