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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012

    Nokia Store Search function is broken and hardly usable

    The search function in the Nokia Store is not working properly.

    First of all, searching by KEYWORDS does not work at all, at least not for content added in the last few weeks. None of the keywords I have configured for my application finds it.

    Secondly, searching by application name does not work properly, either. In the past it was possible to find an application by entering PART (e.g. one word) of its name, but it does not work this way any longer. Now I can find my application only if I enter its FULL, EXACT name.

    Thirdly, application description is not used for searching at all.

    Example - my application called "MoonCalc for MeeGo". Keywords: moon, astronomy, sky, planets, universe, cosmos, phase, space, sun, compass.

    NONE of the keywords finds my application. Entering "Moon" (which is both a keyword and also part of the name) does not find it, either. And nothing else does.

    The *ONLY* way to find my application is to enter its full, exact name, i.e. "MoonCalc for MeeGo".

    This makes the search function almost completely useless and makes it very difficult for users to find an application of their interest. If users interested in astronomy type "astronomy", "moon", "universe" etc to find applications of this kind, they DON'T get my application listed.

    Have you been experiencing lower revenue lately? It's probably due to broken search - people simply cannot find your application in that sea of those "App Wizard" based RSS feeds...

    I hope someone can take care of it.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2010

    Re: Nokia Store Search function is broken and hardly usable

    Yep. It's broken. I just sent an email to developer support.
    Hope they fix it soon. My app isn't angry birds... people need a way to find it.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2011

    Re: Nokia Store Search function is broken and hardly usable

    It seems it was fixed meanwhile and works again.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012

    Re: Nokia Store Search function is broken and hardly usable

    No wonder my app experience zero download suddenly

  5. #5
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    Aug 2012

    Re: Nokia Store Search function is broken and hardly usable

    I tried searching Moon and ur app is not there primarily because other apps have the word moon in their title as a single word. If you want your app to be listed, try changing the name from moonCalc for Meego to " Moon Calculator for Meego". Thx

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