Country facts, especially population.

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With the loss of Wolfram Alpha information, DDG lacks basic country information in its instant answers. My priorities: 1-World Population 2-Country population 3-GDP 4-Poverty rate 5-GNI per capita (there may be more I'm not thinking of)
Source:
The World Bank API http://data.worldbank.org/developers/api-overview You already use World Bank for rainfall.
• posted 3 years and 7 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) In Development

GregorioMartinez
I'll start this one.
posted by GregorioMartinez 3 years and 7 months ago Link
alterationbrick
Your population spice works great! How hard would it be to allow users to put "population" after the country in their query, like "mexico population" not just "population mexico"? I think that would make this feature more discoverable, but I can't vouch for anyone else's search habits.
posted by alterationbrick 3 years and 4 months ago Link
GregorioMartinez
It makes sense to trigger on that type of query as well.
I'll look into it.
posted by GregorioMartinez 3 years and 4 months ago Link
javathunderman
BTW, you should also include HDI (Human Development Index) facts as well. Not sure if WorldBank's API has that, but it's something to look into.
posted by javathunderman Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
GregorioMartinez
I'll take a look at it, thanks for the suggestion!
posted by GregorioMartinez 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Moollaza
Just so everyone knows, we currently have a Population Spice and Annual Rainfall Spice using the WorldBank API:

https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link
tagawa
Those look like dead links now. I believe they're deprecated and the replacement is https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...

which looks to be live but queries like "population mexico" and "rainfall australia" don't trigger IAs for me.
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 21 days ago Link
anonymous
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 24 days ago Link