yegg
Unfortunately, we won't be using Wolfram|Alpha any more in the short term. The community via DuckDuckHack is actively working on replacements, however. Currency is particular is nearing completion and should be faster and better shortly! We'd of course welcome any help on the instant answer platform, which is all open source.
posted by yegg Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link

anonymous
what happened? it used to have a small "gap" but was great nonetheless..

thanks
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
the new feature with xe.com is great! thanks for bringing back such a nice feature!!
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Hi Yegg,

Have you got a link to where to track this progress.

Thanks.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Hmm, bummer. Is there any information you can share about why integration with Wolfram|Alpha has been eliminated? I really thought this was one of the best features of DDG.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
They probably had to have a deal in place with wolfram alpha every time the API was used, meaning they were paying wolfram alpha for api access.

So having contributors build an identical conversion IA made more financial sense in the long term, since they could just add features as users asked for them rather then offload it to Wolfram Alpha.

Of course I'm mass guessing and I could very well be wrong.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link