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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: PlayBook
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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

I just added 'for BlackBerry PlayBook' to mine - I'll report ANY increase in sales - which would be more than 2!  Smiley Happy

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ABC Trace for BlackBerry PlayBook
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Registered: ‎12-09-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Virgin Mobile USA

Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

After I submitted a new description containing "blackberry playbook" they automatically did the
capitalization and added the trademark symbols for me.
Anthony
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Posts: 40
Registered: ‎04-01-2011
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: ABC

Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

 


anthonyq wrote:
After I submitted a new description containing "blackberry playbook" they automatically did the
capitalization and added the trademark symbols for me.

Same for mine too. 

 

Developer
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

You could always use Google... Just enter

 

 

playbook site:appworld.blackberry.com inurl:content

 

 

or click here

 

However, I do agree that RIM should fix this. It's bad PR for the PlayBook.

 

Cheers, - Jon - 

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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Registered: ‎04-21-2011
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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

Thank you very much for posting this, I am not a developer but I was just following these interesting topics on the whole issue with media claiming they are no apps, one could understand why.  Continue the good work.

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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: Simulator

Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

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So the name change 'ABC Trace' to 'ABC Trace for BlackBerry PlayBook' went effective last night (4/21) and I had a 200% increase in sales (4).

 

It could be because of the name change or it's the weekend...

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ABC Trace for BlackBerry PlayBook
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Posts: 1,003
Registered: ‎01-16-2011
My Device: PlayBook (sim)
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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

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I'm getting a little peeved that having the term "playbook" in both my name and description doesn't cause my apps to show up when someone searches for "playbook". What really sets me over the edge is the 50 apps that do show up when a search is done for "playbook", and there is no clear cut reason as to why they show up over others. Care to weigh in RIM? It'd be appreciated.

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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

@jffurlan: The people responsible for app world do not watch this forum. It might be better to post app world related questions/comments/suggestions to the app world forum. They are pretty responsive over there.
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Posts: 1,003
Registered: ‎01-16-2011
My Device: PlayBook (sim)
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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

You're right John but it was more of just a rant. I honestly don't expect RIM to actually give a response as to why they would showcase some apps over others.
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Registered: ‎03-22-2011
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Re: App World search for PlayBook apps sucks big time!

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Don't exactly understand why you'd want to put for Blackberry PlayBook in the title of your app, I mean 99.9% of users that will search for a playbook app will search from inside AppWorld on the PlayBook itself.

 

And since they're the only ones that will see those apps, not counting the web version) adding PlayBook to the title won't give your app more exposure.

 

I'm sure that there's a lot that comes into play with the search relevancy (it could be anything like date added, # of downloads, matching terms and so on) and we don't know what algorithms they use. I do agree that they should improve it though.

 

Most people won't find your app  or game from a search result, just because it's kind of hard to search for something when you don't even know what you're looking for. It's easier to find an app by looking at specific categories.

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