Whether you’re a user of Answer, curious about the stories behind Answer, or simply an open-source lover, you’ve come to the right place.
Today, we'll share more stories behind Answer: how we started it, the tech stack we picked, and the next step on our roadmap. Find out more about Answer, and have a deeper understanding of Answer, our motivation, and the people behind it.
What is Answer
Answer is a Q&A software which allows users to ask and answer questions about a particular topic or subject. It’s open-source, and everyone can access it freely. You can use it to build a platform in the form of Q&A. No matter a knowledge base, product forum, a support, Answer got it covered.
Recently, we noticed that B2B enterprises have been looking for solutions to build their own Q&A community or a corporate community. A dedicated section or subsection obviously cannot meet their needs because they request to customize content, have control over their data, rather than just “being a guest” in a public community.
That’s the moment we decided to build Answer — to help individuals, teams, and company at different scales to run their Q&A platform easily while have full control over their data.
Why Answer is Open-source?
We’ve been longing to share our research and experience over the years in Q&A communities. The best way is to create an open-source project that is accessible to everyone. We have also made Answer website and plugins open-source on GitHub.
What is Answer built with?
Answer is mainly built Golang, and React.js.
What license is the code under?
It’s a highly flexible, business-friendly, community-supportive, and easy-to-manage license.
What’s the browser requirements?
You can always run Answer on the latest and stable release of the browsers. These are the minimum browser requirements.
- Microsoft Edge: Version 100 and later.
- Mozilla Firefox: Version 100 and later.
- Google Chrome: Version 90 and later.
- Apple Safari: Version 15 and later.
Can I browse Answer on mobile devices?
You can browse Answer in Safari, or Chrome on your mobile devices.
What’s the Difference between Wiki and Answer?
|Format||Question and answer. Focus on problem-solving, and mutual assistance.||Document. Emphasize content enhancement. Suitable for writing long articles.|
|Management||Based on tags. Categorize and search information quickly.||Based on structure. Coherent and organized knowledge system.|
|Governance||Reputation system and mutual trust.||Individuals and editors.|
Who build Answer?
We are a small and agile team, working closely with each other in different cities. As a part of the open-source community, we have also received love and help from contributors around the world.
Can I use Answer?
Why not? With a simple and intuitive design, you can build a knowledge base, game forum, or support center with Answer smoothly. Answer 1.1.0 also supports plugins so that you can enhance Answer’s performance in the way you want.
How do I Get Answer?
Oh, it’s easy. Everything you need is here, and just follow the guide.
I saw Answer cloud, what is it?
Answer Cloud is the SaaS version of Answer, designed to assist businesses in setting up their Answer quickly without technical assistance.