When I saw an example app in Forge for a dictionary that displays information about whatever you selected I remembered the Google Knowledge Graph Search API. Its an API which allows you to get information about almost anything (People, Places, Companies, etc.) and thought it would be useful to integrate it to allow people to see information about things selected in the wiki.

What it does

Uses the Google Knowledge Graph Search API to fetch info about whatever text you select and displays it in a tooltip

How I built it

Using Atlassian Forge

Challenges I ran into

Support for doing styling in Forge UI is pretty limited, I just tried to do the best I could but it could be more pretty if we could use CSS or something to style the components

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I was able to go from nothing to having a working app quickly

What I learned

How to implement a Forge application

What's next for Google Knowledge Graph for Confluence

I released the code as an open source so anyone can contribute. I have ideas about various additional features.

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