Apple has improved search in the App Store




Apple has improved search in the App Store

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In the Apple App store over 900,000 different programs , but often find among them a particular application is problematic, even if you know its name. All the matter in the search algorithm App Store: if you make a mistake in at least one letter of the name of the program, it will not appear in the search results. This creates a lot of problems not only for normal users, but also developers who are losing potential customers.

But according to the portal TechCrunch, a couple of weeks ago, Apple has upgraded its search algorithm to store programs. In particular, the search has become less sensitive to typos – earlier when you enter the word «hotwls» instead of «hotels» he did not give any application for this request. Now their number is 2200.

Nevertheless, for some queries, the number of search results decreased markedly, as a result of the use of tools for automatic correction of the text. Rather than search for applications on related inquiries, the algorithm simply corrects typos and output displays only those programs that fit your spelling. It seems that buyers should be more convenient (the number of “second-class” programs to grant reduced by several times), but many developers are not thrilled with this innovation.

In addition, Apple has simplified the search for applications, if users accidentally put a space in their names. For example, now you can find popular application QuizUp even if a wrong query like Quiz Up. Prior to that, with such a program will not write deduced among the search results.

Search algorithm to store programs Google is less sensitive to typos. Even if you make a typo in the search application in Google Play , you will still see at least a couple of thousands of results for your search. It is difficult to say whether this is good or bad – it is unlikely that someone will be enough time and effort to view all of these applications in search of himself, only.

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Be that as it may, this parameter Google Play noticeably ahead of its competitor. The yard is almost 2014, and Apple decided to improve search applications just now. Google doing this for much longer, though useless or “dead” programs ( the so-called waste ) enough and there and there.

It is hoped that in the future Apple will bring navigation App Store at the proper level.


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