Going Live

The most exciting part of hacking on an Instant Answer is launching on DuckDuckGo.com for everyone to enjoy. The search engine serves millions of queries a day all around the world, across hundreds of types of devices.

We'd love for everyone to be able to put their Instant Answer in production - and it's not very difficult at all. In this section, we'll walk you through the process of going live on DuckDuckGo.com.

The Process

Have an idea that no one has done yet? Improving an existing Instant Answer?

  1. Before coding, create an Instant Answer Page for your idea. If you're fixing an existing Instant Answer, locate its existing page.

    Remember to check the dev pipeline and the live IA directory to see if anyone is already working on something similar.

  2. Hack away, keeping the Instant Answer Production Guidelines in mind.

  3. ‚ÄčSubmit a pull request.

    Make sure to paste your Instant Answer page URL in your description to automatically link the two.

Submitting a pull request is just the beginning. Learn about keeping your IA awesome.

Feedback and Support

You don't have to figure it all out on your own. There are many ways to reach out and stay in touch if you're looking for help or just want to say hello.

Let the community know you exist long before your pull request. The feedback on pull request submissions is mainly pass/fail based on the Production Guidelines, so it's best to have someone in the community help review your work ahead of time for detailed help and feedback.