Category: Community

Building for developers—a tour of new features and resources in 2017

New API features, libraries, dashboard upgrades and community tools have been rolling out this year at a steady pace. In case you missed anything, I’m here to give you a panoramic look at what Algolia has made available to developers since the year began. Milliseconds matter, so let’s go! New API features Search for facet values In March, we… Read more »

A Tale Of Two Languages: Supporting Swift & Objective-C

Our road to supporting both official iOS languages with the same code base Since 2014, the Apple ecosystem has had two official programming languages: Objective-C and Swift. For library providers like Algolia, supporting both languages is a must—ideally from the same code base. The traditional approach is to support Swift via Objective-C. Despite the fact that it… Read more »

How we built the real demo for our fake CSS API client

On March 31st, we announced our CSS API Client, that replicated a search engine with only CSS. While it was only a joke in the spirit of April Fool’s, it was a lot of fun to make, and also a lot of fun to see it in the wild. I’ve always been fascinated by how… Read more »

Introducing the Algolia Community forum and the Pioneer Badge

Today we’re making a new resource available to the Algolia Community. It’s a modern take on one of the Internet’s most fundamental gathering tools: the forum. See it live: the Algolia Community forum As the Algolia Community has grown, it’s become very active on Github, StackOverflow and Twitter. As developers, we love these tools but there are gaps… Read more »

Search Party recap: 60+ attendees, 10 projects, 1 “magnificent” photo booth

Several weeks ago we welcomed a group of Algolia developers, customers and partners into our SF office to have a conversation about search. It was also an opportunity to say “Hey, thanks for working with us!” Fireside Chat The evening kicked off with a fireside chat between Algolia co-founders Nicolas Dessaigne and Julien Lemoine. Some fun facts came out, like Nicolas… Read more »

Algolia (and Burgers) at PolyConf

Have you ever had a conversation with your friends which goes something like this? You: Let’s go grab some burgers for dinner tonight! Friend 1: Not burgers, anything else is fine. Friend 2: Thai? You: Meh  Us too. Food is something we’re very passionate about here at Algolia (along with coding). In fact, there’s an animated… Read more »

DocSearch: 150 sites, 75k searches per day

In December 2015 we released DocSearch, an easy way to make your software or API documentation searchable. Fast forward 6 months later and DocSearch is powering the documentation behind 150 projects including React, Symfony, Play framework and Meteor. With just a little configuration, DocSearch can automatically crawl most documentation websites and then provide a nice… Read more »

Search your knowledge base quickly and easily with Algolia for Zendesk

We’re excited to announce the release of our new Zendesk integration as a part of our community package. This integration adds as-you-type search to your help center in just a few clicks and can be integrated at no cost. Why do you need a help center? To quote Zendesk, you need a help center to: 1. Increase… Read more »