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Algolia partners with Openbase to launch the ultimate search engine for open source packages

ByVirginia D. Bannon

May 17, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Algoliathe leading API platform for search and discovery, today unveiled the most sophisticated search engine yet for open source packages with Open base, a platform to help developers navigate the world of open source. Openbase.com’s new Site Search feature, powered by Algolia, will save developers valuable research time and allow them to confidently choose the right packages from multiple sources based on metrics, reviews and relevant filters.

“Our mission at Algolia is to make it easy for developers to add search and discovery functionality to any application or experience,” said Piyush Patel, Strategic Business Director, Algolia. “We’re excited to partner with Openbase as they solve very real problems for developers by creating a unified search and discovery experience across diverse open source ecosystems.”

Open source packages have become the building blocks of software. According to Synopsys, more than 70% of modern application code comes from open source packages. With over three million open source packages and hundreds more released every day, choosing the right package has always been extremely difficult and time consuming.

“We created Openbase to help developers build amazing products faster,” said Lior Grossman, CEO of Openbase. “We have helped developers save over 478,000 hours to date and this partnership with Algolia will immediately bring value to our developer community by helping them search through three million open source packages and choose the right one, by confidently and effortlessly.”

While other search platforms typically generate hundreds of packages (many of which are irrelevant to developer needs), the new search engine that Algolia has implemented for Openbase allows developers to filter results by depending on the specific frameworks they use, such as React, Vue, Node, or Django. For power users, the search feature offers advanced filtering by the project’s latest commit, GitHub stars, TypeScript support and more.

“Before Openbase, I had to search npm, GitHub, and Google, then dig deeper to find out if a project was well-maintained and find out what other developers thought of the package,” said web development expert George Moller. “Now I can just search Openbase and they put all the information together in one place, so I know I’m picking a package that won’t be gone next week and that I can trust.

Openbase supports six programming languages ​​(Go, Java, JavaScript, Python, Rust, and Swift). To explore the new search engine, visit openbase.com. To learn more about Algolia, visit algolia.com.

About Algolia

Algolia is an API-first search and discovery platform that enables builders to compose internet-scale experiences to predict what customers want with lightning-fast search and the best browsing experience in application leading to a more remarkable discovery. More than 11,000 companies, including Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium and Zendesk, trust Algolia to handle over 1.5 trillion search queries per year. Algolia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Atlanta, Austin, Paris, London and Bucharest. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.

About Openbase

Openbase is the premier community for developers to discover, compare, and choose open source technologies. Openbase offers countless user reviews and powerful insights on three million packages across JavaScript, Python, Java, Go, Rust, and Swift. More than 500,000 developers from companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon use Openbase every month to make well-informed open source choices. To learn more about Openbase, visit openbase.com.