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App Store's search engine is ruthless

05-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by POLYGAMe View Post
Makes sense, though you'd think you'd still be able to find an app by name. NOTHING is returned when I search for Bogan's Run.
I can find your game by searching for 'bogan's run'.
05-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 565
Originally Posted by negitoro View Post
I can find your game by searching for 'bogan's run'.
That's weird... mine results with nothing. I haven't tried on my Mac but that's on my iPad... strange!
05-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 158
Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
As far as I understand, iTunes search is now working on a keyword search as oppose to name search. Popularity of an app takes account to the search result. This may include app title, keyword and non observable values such as the download count, reviews, rating. They are then compared with other apps and rank them accordingly.

The Falling can be easily outcompete by "Falling Balls" (248,184 ratings) which currently rank #1 in the search result. You can imagine that how many downloads do they have. These versus 14 ratings on your app. You can imagine why Apple may view that the other apps are more relevant to the user.
Well then the word candy I entered should have clearly triggered enough parameters to return Candy Crush Saga as the 1st result. The search engine should be able to omit typos as well when they lead to negligible or irrelevant data.