The Economist Explorer

A better Economist article discovery & search engine

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Yvo SchaapMakerPro@yvoschaap · Entrepreneur
I love The Economist. But finding certain articles for research or reference is hard. So I had to build a better tool that allows exploring their content better. More about why and how, check this article: > https://medium.com/@yvoschaap/bu... Some personal favorites for exploring The Economist articles: > Most popular Obituary https://yvoschaap.com/economist/... > Recent Cover Stories https://yvoschaap.com/economist/... > Economist Theory Explained https://yvoschaap.com/economist/... Using: - @algolia's Instantsearch.js for the UX building blocks. - OpenCalais for semantic entity extraction. You do need a subscription to The Economist to access the content. Works best on desktop, mobile needs some work.
Ryan Marr@ryanmarr · Product Manager, N49.com
This should be what the homepage of every newspaper and magazine looks like.
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker · EIR @ vLAB
This would be awesome if it were only 5 years ago, when The Economist was way way better. @yvoschaap
Yvo SchaapMakerPro@yvoschaap · Entrepreneur
@elizabethhunker just filter out the articles published after 2011: https://yvoschaap.com/economist/... ;)
Nicolas Le Roux@nico_lrx · Growth Marketer
Cool project! One question: did you put the whole content of the articles in Algolia or just a summary?
Yvo SchaapMakerPro@yvoschaap · Entrepreneur
@nico_lrx only the titles and thumbnail! Exactly what is already available if you look at a print edition in their archive.
Nicolas Le Roux@nico_lrx · Growth Marketer
@yvoschaap Great, thank you ;)
Andy Davis@mrandydavis
😩 finally! 👌🏽
Yvo SchaapMakerPro@yvoschaap · Entrepreneur
@mrandydavis as-in you agree their search didn't work for you as well?
Andy Davis@mrandydavis
@yvoschaap yep. Shall get to using your product this evening and give you feedback