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AppShopper search is useless

11-30-2012, 04:24 PM
#1
AppShopper search is useless

Often times I find myself reading about a game on the front page of TA, and wanting to add it to my AppShopper wish list. e.g., "The Fleet", which was reviewed today.

Unfortunately, the AppShopper search takes a query like "The Fleet" and just turns up every game containing either of those words in the title or description of the game. So, in essence, it returns a list of every game in the app store.

Sometimes I can work around this by using the name of the developer (which is usually something unique), but this obviously doesn't always work.

Any plans to fix/improve this? Even just support for advanced search boolean like quotes?
11-30-2012, 04:36 PM
#2
Totally agree with this

12-01-2012, 12:01 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,334
I've never had a difficult time finding and wish listing games using the AppShopper as in most every case the game topped the list.
So I typed in "The Fleet" just now and it was the first game to show. Tried it even without the caps and still came up first.
12-01-2012, 03:16 AM
#4
Make sure you sort by relevance (in the left sidebar). That probably helps.
12-01-2012, 04:02 AM
#5
I think people should clarify whether they are talking about the website or the app, because I always have this problem with the app but the search works perfectly on their website.
12-01-2012, 04:19 AM
#6
I was talking about the app. If you sort by relevance "the fleet" is top of the list.
12-01-2012, 06:52 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,334
I went to both app and site when testing (earlier when I posted) and the game "The Fleet" came up above the rest within each.

I don't use the website Appshopper very often so if the op is referring to the website then I can't comment but to only what I'd posted.
Also I'm somewhat surprised a few are having problems if it is the app being referred to because its usually a 10 second span in finding the game and checking off the "I want" box to transfer over to my wish list.

Add: Might want to un-check categories in the settings app. Might help although mine are all checked.

Last edited by Coldar; 12-01-2012 at 07:07 AM.
12-01-2012, 08:40 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by lena View Post
Make sure you sort by relevance (in the left sidebar). That probably helps.
Whoops... now I feel dumb. That was my problem! Thanks.