ddg

DuckDuck Go Instant Answers API wrapper for Node.js

node-ddg

A node.js wrapper for DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers API.

Install

$ npm install ddg

Usage

ddg = require('ddg');

ddg.query("duckduckgo", function(err, data){
    console.log(data) // logs a dictionary with all return fields
});

See the instant answers API docs for more information on the return fields https://api.duckduckgo.com/api

ddg = require('ddg');

options = {
        "useragent": "My duckduckgo app",
        "no_redirects": "1",
        "no_html": "0",
}

ddg.query('duckduckgo', options, function(err, data){
    console.log(data)
});

List of all options

  • useragent
  • format (json or xml)
  • pretty (default: 1)
  • no_html (default: 0)
  • skip_disambig (default: 0)
  • no_redirects (default: 1)

Here I'm making a query for 'bioshock' and loging the AbstractText taken from Wikipedia.

ddg = require('ddg');

ddg.query('bioshock', options, function(err, data){
    console.log(data.AbstractText)
});

Output:

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games (at the time, named 2K Boston), and published by 2K Games.

With Instant Answers API + node-ddg it becomes quite simple to get duckduckgo data.

ddg = require('ddg')

ddg.query('bioshock', function(err, data){
    results = data.RelatedTopics; //related topics is a list of 'related answers'
    for (i=0;i<results.length;i++) {
        console.log(''+results[i].FirstURL)
        console.log('-- '+results[i].Text)
        console.log('\n')
    }
});

Output:

http://duckduckgo.com/BioShock_(series)
-- BioShock (series) - BioShock is a first-person shooter video game series developed by Irrational Games—the first under the name 2K Boston/2K Australia—and designed by Ken Levine.


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Video_games_set_in_the_1960s
-- Video games set in the 1960s


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Art_Deco_games
-- Art Deco games


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Video_games_using_Havok
-- Video games using Havok


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Alternate_history_video_games
-- Alternate history video games


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Dystopian_fiction
-- Dystopian fiction


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Video_games_developed_in_Australia
-- Video games developed in Australia


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Games_for_Windows_certified_games
-- Games for Windows certified games


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Unreal_Engine_games
-- Unreal Engine games


http://duckduckgo.com/c/Video_games_developed_in_Canada
-- Video games developed in Canada

Now you can get and manipulate data from the API in a clean and asynchronous fashion.

Contact

Github - jawerty

Twitter - @jawerty

Email - jawerty210@gmail.com

Website - http://jawerty.github.io

LICENSE

MIT LICENSE--see file /LICENSE This project has no offiliation with the company DuckDuckGo.