I wasn’t sure where to put this since it likely would deal with Algolia’s inner-workings and not a client.
Anyway - I think an amazing feature to add would be introducing a way to have auto-expiring entries.
For example, you could use a proprietary attribute (like you do now for
_geo), and have it be
_expirationDate, which would expect a timestamp.
Once a record reached that expiration timestamp, it would be removed.
Similarly, you could do the same for something like
_postDate, where if populated, a record wouldn’t appear in results until past that timestamp.
My use-case for it is creating a ebay/craigslist-style marketplace, where users would be posting records that should expire.
Currently I’d have to poll for these changes and periodically keep the algolia records up to date.