About Algolia

Algolia offers an API-first approach to building composable experiences with full control over the front-end and back-end for any device.

A highly reliable, secure and scalable platform that can open the possibilities of contextual search with delightful discoveries throughout your customer journey.


Key benefits of Algolia

Rely on robust APIs
We power 1.5T requests per year for 10K+ customers all over the world. Our APIs are written for performance and scalability first.

For every developer
Use your preferred language to prototype ideas quickly and build production ready experience in no time with documentation and tools for every stack.

Packaged building blocks
Don’t build from scratch and leverage API building blocks to deliver the right content within milliseconds via search, navigation and recommendations.

Improved business results
Get relevant content to the right person in milliseconds. Run continuous optimizations to generate higher conversions across any industry.

True omnichannel capability
Roll out and manage multiple consistent experiences across different brands, divisions and portfolios from one platform.

Improved competitiveness
Implement a new digital experience in days instead of months or iterate on offerings without impacting your backend.


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Algolia Software - Products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform.
Algolia Software - Query Rules allow you to enhance your engine's ranking behavior for specific queries. You can set up rules to uncover and respond more specifically to the intent behind your users' queries.
Algolia Software - Your search bar is a feedback form. Discover how Algolia's analytics drives insights from search to click to conversion.
Algolia Software - Advanced front-end libraries, API clients, and extensive documentation to help developers build, deploy, and maintain with ease.
Algolia Software - Getting started with Recommend is easy, simply choose your index, denote the events, and choose your model.
Algolia Software - A robust & flexible API to build unique product recommendations into any digital ecommerce experience.
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Algolia Software - Products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform.
Algolia Software - Query Rules allow you to enhance your engine's ranking behavior for specific queries. You can set up rules to uncover and respond more specifically to the intent behind your users' queries.
Algolia Software - Your search bar is a feedback form. Discover how Algolia's analytics drives insights from search to click to conversion.
Algolia Software - Advanced front-end libraries, API clients, and extensive documentation to help developers build, deploy, and maintain with ease.
Algolia Software - Getting started with Recommend is easy, simply choose your index, denote the events, and choose your model.
Algolia Software - A robust & flexible API to build unique product recommendations into any digital ecommerce experience.

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(69)
Value for Money
4,3/5
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Ease of Use
4,4/5
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Alejandro Javier
Alejandro Javier
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best search system for firestore

Reviewed on 2021/05/18

Thanks to Algolia, I integrated a search system in my project made with Angular / Fire. Now I am...

Thanks to Algolia, I integrated a search system in my project made with Angular / Fire. Now I am thinking of integrating its geo-search. Hopefully, it will be as good as your search with firestore.

Pros

The best of all is the ease of integration with your project, both to the back and front, and how easy it is to build the queries.

Cons

That it does not have a pay per use as firebase does, you only have 2 options, the free account or the payment commitment, use or do not use all your operations for which you are going to pay

Response from Algolia

Hi there, thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you were able to get up and running with your project. For geo-search questions, or anything else, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

johan
johan
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  • Industry: Luxury Goods & Jewelry
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Algolia search works well

Reviewed on 2019/10/08

Overall experience has been regular.
In general we needed around 2 months with 2 experienced...

Overall experience has been regular.
In general we needed around 2 months with 2 experienced wordpress developers to be able to implement Algolia which now works ok.

Pros

The clear analytics and ease to separate accounts when using multiple of them, however this comes at a high cost.

Cons

The difficulty to implement with wordpress.
The high cost.
The lack of flexibility when integrating with other sistems that algolia does not come out of the box for.

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Elastic Stack

Reasons for Switching to Algolia

More aggressive sales team with more experience knowing the product.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Decent search for okay pricing

Reviewed on 2021/03/02

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also...

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also goes for the implementation.

Pros

Algolia is a tool that comes with a lot of features. However, it's not as easy to implement as you would think.

Cons

It was not "plug and play". The implementation is integrated in the website and you need to work on the interface before you can implement it correctly.

Survy
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Very easy to get started

Reviewed on 2021/10/25

Pros

The documentation is very well organized and so it was easy for us as a startup to add search functionality to our product.
There is an official python client package, including packages for other languages.

Cons

It's a bit expensive so we'll have to evaluate at the time we want to scale.

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Reasons for Switching to Algolia

Easier to setup and get started. Fully managed and hosted solution.
Ricardo
Ricardo
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good tool to handle your queries and get info back

Reviewed on 2022/01/06

Good, but couldn't handle our big catalog.

Good, but couldn't handle our big catalog.

Pros

Worked flawlessly with the search engine and the data it compiled, it did what it had to do.

Cons

We had issues with our data, it was taking too much time to gather the product data and store it. We have over 1 million SKUs of products in 14 storefronts and it was too much for it.

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Elastic Stack

Reasons for Switching to Algolia

Simplicity and good word of mouth.
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Algolia FAQs

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Algolia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

*A unit represents 1,000 search requests /mo and the capacity to index up to 1,000 records. -------- Pay-as-you-go-pricing: Simple usage based pricing with no long term commitments. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. Committed-use discounts: Speak with Sales for access to discounts for committed usage.

Algolia has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Algolia supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Algolia supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Algolia integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Commerce, Android 11, Angular, Bubble, Gatsby, Higher Logic Vanilla, Laravel ecommerce, Meteor, Netlify, Parse, React2, Salesforce Platform, Scala, Shopify, Symfonee Ticketing System, Tray.io, WordPress, Zendesk Suite, django CMS, iOS14

Algolia offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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