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Developer
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎08-24-2011
My Device: Z10 LE + Playbook
My Carrier: MTS Ukraine
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Search in AppWorld

Hello there,

 

I have a question regarding search function in AppWorld Playbook application. So a company where I'm working published an application. It calls Games for kids: shape puzzle. If I use 'puzzle' as search word the app is not shown in search results, but if I use 'shape puzzle' it is. Could somebody clarify this moment please?

 

Thank you!

 

Thank you!
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BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 318
Registered: ‎03-13-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: RIM

Re: Search in AppWorld

Hi klz,

 

Search will return 100 results (max).  By adding the word "shape" to your search, you're refining it and bring back results that more closely match the applications name.

 

Using just "puzzle" is extremely broad of a search term unfortunately, especially when searching all applications on the store. 

Developer
Developer
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎08-24-2011
My Device: Z10 LE + Playbook
My Carrier: MTS Ukraine

Re: Search in AppWorld

Greetings Ryan,

 

Thank you so much for your response. Is there any open documentation regarding search feature in AppWorld app where I cand find what criteria are used to display results so I will be able to improve my apps' names and descriptions? 

 

-- Oleksii

Thank you!
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My Apps: Alchemy Game | Image Resizer | Jam! | Traffic Signs: USA | Radio Record
My Blog: http://bb10pro.com
BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 318
Registered: ‎03-13-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: RIM

Re: Search in AppWorld

Hi klz,

 

Unfortunately not in regards to the search algorythm specfics.  

 

What I can tell you is search currently looks at 3 different values, in this order:

-Application Name

-Vendor Name

-Application Description

 

In an upcoming version of the App World client, we will be swapping out 'Application Description' for the Keywords section available now within the Vendor Portal.

 

Hope this helps.

Developer
Developer
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎08-24-2011
My Device: Z10 LE + Playbook
My Carrier: MTS Ukraine

Re: Search in AppWorld

Thanks! Much appreciated! 

Thank you!
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My Apps: Alchemy Game | Image Resizer | Jam! | Traffic Signs: USA | Radio Record
My Blog: http://bb10pro.com