Make your code count for more


Use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. As a developer, you can contribute by creating open source search engine features and collaborating with other developers to enrich the search experience and support good causes. Read more about open source bangs and instant answers

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Make your code count #codeforgood

Say hello to open source bangs

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The list is open source and licensed under the Apache license, so feel free to use it as you see fit.

Create bangs for the common good

You can create a fork of the Givero bang repository, code the bangs you wish to share and make a pull request.

If you see a bug, or just want to ask for a new search bang, then create an issue on Github.

Learn more about developing instant answers

Getting started with search engine instant answers

We are just getting started and we’d love for you to join us. If you want to get involved in our #codeforgood initiative, then take a look at the Givero open source instant answers. Before you start, take a look at the examples below.

You can create an issue if you have ideas or want to contribute a new instant answer. You can find more details in our open source instant answer repository on Github

Create your first instant answer

  1. Fork the repository
  2. Develop your instant answer
  3. Test the IA – learn how to test it here
  4. Make the pull request 

Find open source instant answers, and port them to Givero. We have created a few popular IAs for inspiration, you can also use them as templates.

Instant answer examples Source Type
Calculator View source JavaScript
Timer View source JavaScript
Stopwatch View source JavaScript
Instant answer examples
We don’t have a test framework as such yet, but we display the IAs in iframes. It means you can view them directly, e.g. in Apache.  Install Apache and clone the repository in the document folder, and you can try out the IAs by accessing, for example:

Using API sources

That’ s in our roadmap!  That said; we are a small company and not all things can be built in one day.  We value all contributions and all the help we can get to make search work for good causes.  If you have ideas or are experienced in developing IAs or similar features, you are more than welcome to get in touch with us.   

Dedicate your code to raise awareness for a cause

If you want to dedicate your work to raise awareness for a specific cause, you can add a link in the IA infobox. You can choose from the list of supported organizations.  If you want to suggest, a new organization feel free to get in touch with more information.

We value your contribution to our open source initiative that raises money for good causes beyond tech, and will will give you all possible credit. We will list you as the developer on your IA itself.

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Thanks to you, more people will support good causes

The beauty of Givero is that it costs nothing to raise money for a good cause close to your heart. And the more people use the search engine, the more we raise together. Tell your friends they can support NGO’s dedicated to protect the environment, fight inequality and more, just by switching to Givero.

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Tell your friends to join Givero.