04-18-2012 05:13 AM
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/10
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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04-18-2012 10:20 AM
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.
04-21-2012 12:06 PM
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.
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.
04-23-2012 07:37 PM
04-25-2012 02:40 PM
04-26-2012 09:58 AM
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.