Getting Started — Welcome!

Welcome to DuckDuckHack!

We are a community of DuckDuckGo users who help improve the search engine with, "Instant Answers". To get started, join our developer email list and read the guide below:

If you have any questions while making your Instant Answer, feel free to email the list above or reach us at:

What are Instant Answers?

Instant Answers help you find what you're looking for in few or zero clicks. They're placed above ads and regular search results, and they're created/maintained by you (the community). Some Instant Answers are built from pure code and others require external sources (API requests), databases, or key-value stores. The possibilities are endless but the point is to provide a perfect result for every search.

App search Instant Answer example

In the above example, Quixey was a source that our own DuckDuckHack Community suggested for mobile app search. Now, any time someone searches for apps on DuckDuckGo, we request information directly from Quixey to help answer the search.

In these docs, we'll show you how to build Instant Answers that can do this and more. Start by reading about ways to contribute.

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