- In short Algolia is search engine SaaS software as a service
- Tables and records in the database
- There is a search bar which lets you test out the Algolia service right away. And it is easy.
- The search results will be highlighted (yay no code)
- They have indices important attributes
- To display an image, include an url to image, hosted for example on google cloud
- Note you must upload your data to Algolia for this to work
- In the term of use it seems Algolia have a non-compete clause which theoretically prevents them from making a clone of your app
- I have not found a way to white label it
- The price is reasonable, based on requests.
- It is super easy to use, build a demo site, share it with users! But it has Algolia label everywhere. You will be doing free ad for them.
- Remember don't put sensitive data here. Especially not HIPAA sensitive stuff. You will have to upload your data to Algolia for the search to work.
- You can upload your data using a JSON file or using the dashboard. One is fast one is easy to use. Remember to use a JSONLint to check for mistakes.
- Will save you time if you use a lint.
- Remember your data is not private to any online JSON lint you use.
- Pricing : hacker plan available, free for certain quotas. Great for testing, hackathon.
- Example UI is available, again not white labeled.
- Example codes are available. Again the logo appears in the input box :(
- Easy configuration.
- You can get to search in minutes! That's easy. That's a true SaaS
- You can easily configure auto-completion.
- The search is typo resistant. But when the database is small, auto completion and typo handling didn't work for me.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Algolia Search API Basics Tutorial
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