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Contributor
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎03-09-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

I have an app on the blackberry app world. some time ago when I wanted to find my application using the keyword "Zerin" or "Zerin Properties" and any search results. But now I use the same keyword but my application is not in the search results.

 

Can anyone explain why this happens?

Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎05-19-2012
My Device: bb playbook
My Carrier: none

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

same for me....

Developer
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

This problem has been going on for several months. Developer sales are getting hurt since the wild card search no longer works. RIM has said they are working on it, but how hard can this be? Curious in why their SQL database can not efficiently perform a wild card, case insensitive search on a few fields (name, publisher and description).
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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎05-19-2012
My Device: bb playbook
My Carrier: none

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

true, how hard it can be this search thingy? funny it works with some apps... for instance I have a demo app and a full version... the demo will come up in searches for words in the description but not the full version...

BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,083
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Passport
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

This issue was resolved last night.  App World searches now include product descriptions.

Mark Sohm
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BlackBerry Technical Advisor
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎08-16-2010
My Device: Top Secret BlackBerry 10 device
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

This issue is now resolved.  Search results should function as they did before.

 

-Jordan

Developer
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: WiFi

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

Any chance to share some details what you have changed in the search algorithm?

 

Search on PlayBook seems kind of ok, but search on a smartphone is a complete mess now. The default "best match" search option returns results, that mention the search word once or max twice.

 

It seems I will spend the next month or so guessing again how to optimize app description for search...



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BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,083
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Passport
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Search keyword not have result, but a few month this work

Searches include title, vendor name and description.  Title and vendor name matches are weighted more heavily than matches in the description.

 

Searches are also filtered based on the user's country, carrier, device and OS.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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