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Magnetic_dud
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Z10
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Search by name

Hi, I created a free app to see if the GPS works or not (the only other alternative is priced $1.99 and uses comic sans as a font... ugh...)

 

Is this, http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/104160/ but on the playbook if I search for "GPS" i don't find it, it is normal?

Should I update the name with "GPS Test" instead of "GPSTest" to find it in the app world?

I thought the playbook app world searches also in the description, instead it's not?

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mmd12
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎03-13-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Q10, Z10

Re: Search by name

I noticed this too.  It started happening yesterday as far as I can tell.

 

As an example.  When I search on magnetometer on the Playbook I get "no results".  Previously, I would get several apps showing, such as Compass, What's Up, and mine.  When I do the same search on the PC at App World's web site I get all of the ones I used to get on the Playbook.

 

This makes it very hard to find things that someone might be interested in.  I hope this is a mistake that gets corrected.

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mmd12
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎03-13-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Q10, Z10

Re: Search by name

I contacted rhearty just now and he seems to have fixed the problem.  Had something to do with the new OS for the Playbook.  Kudos to him.

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Magnetic_dud
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Z10

Re: Search by name

I still can't find my app "GPSTest" by searching "GPS Test" (in description there are both words)
I'll rename my app...
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mmd12
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎03-13-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Q10, Z10

Re: Search by name

I must have spoken too soon.

 

I too searched on some of the key words in my app's description and didn't get a hit.  Although the "magnetometer" search I mentioned earlier now works, the previous searches on key words don't.  These searches do work on the web browser site of App World.

 

Hopefully, Ryan can work his magic on the server side, otherwise, it seems we might to wait for it to get corrected in the next release of the OS.

 

Pity, that.

 

I hope something can be done so that users can browse the apps that might interest them rather than having an overly narrow view of what's available.

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brew1
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎02-11-2012
My Device: playbook 16 gig

Re: Search by name

I just mentioned this in another thread, but its relevant here too. Search results are only showing if the word matches the title or the dev name, nothing else. Man I hope this is corrected soon!!! Not only is my game near impossible to find now, but I can’t find anything else either! When I search for key words I am getting little to no results! This is horrible
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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Search by name

Interesting. If you type in "map", you only get some of them. It would be 2 second change to do searches on partial letters and/or use some kind of matching routine like soundex.
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Innovatology
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course

Re: Search by name

https://www.blackberry.com/jira/browse/TABLET-580

 

 

Files & Folders, the unified file & cloud manager for PlayBook and BB10 with SkyDrive, SugarSync, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Docs. Free 3-day trial! - Jon Webb - Innovatology - Utrecht, Netherlands
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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Search by name

If you are the owner of 580, could you make it public? Would like to vote on it.
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rhearty
Posts: 306
Registered: ‎03-13-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30

Re: Search by name

All,

 

We're aware of the recent negative changes to how Search works.  It was modified recently due to server load issues identified on our end.  We've temporarily removed the search of 'App Descriptions'.  Search will continue to work off of 'App Name' and 'Vendor Name'.

 

This is not a permanent change and will be restored as soon as the underlying issues are resolved.

 

We understand and apologize for how this will affect app discovery for the duration.