store does not search for substrings in names

asked 2019-01-09 11:39:38 +0300

updated 2019-08-09 14:18:27 +0300

A user wants to see if an app for a special task is a available in the jolla-store with search. The user utilizes the search function, as there are too many applications to browse them all.

Failed expectation: search for "OTP" does not find anything, although "SailOTP" exists in the store as well as "TOTP Generator".

Expectation: A case insensitive substring search is done in the displayed name finding both apps in the example above.

Technical observation: A search for "TOTP" finds "TOTP Generator" and "SGAuth", so at least the strings searched also include something else than the displayed name.

A good solution would search according to the users' mental idea of search, this includes the displayed name, possibly other tags or search keywords and the description. See for a suggestion to add a search of the description. So this question/suggestion is about fixing the substring search to the displayed name, which I consider a usability defect.

Is this a good place to report such a defect or is there a better one?

  • Version on Sailfish X
  • Still there with on Sailfish X
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there better place :-)

pawel ( 2019-01-09 14:05:09 +0300 )edit

there better place :-)

Which, unfortunately, doesn't mean that this is a good one. sigh

ossi1967 ( 2019-01-13 16:34:25 +0300 )edit

Some wildcard would be neat indead. *otp* results as a server error ... common ... stuff like that should be possible. %opt% results in nothing.

edit: store is down for me ... seriously jolla?

onehundredpercentdruken ( 2019-08-09 23:31:26 +0300 )edit