1. k0de's Avatar
    Has the Windows Phone store improved on search?

    What do you think. Is it better or the same?

    Microsoft finally begins improving Windows Phone Store search | WinSource
    anon(7900571) likes this.
    03-24-2014 11:25 PM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    it still looks the same for me , many carp apps shown on top chart
    03-24-2014 11:28 PM
  3. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    for instance if I search for subway surfers , or temple run 2 on my Lumia 920 the first 2-3 results are spam apps which are paid (title is subway surfers guide , temple run 2 guide ) , the official game is on 3rd or 4th result :(
    k0de likes this.
    03-24-2014 11:30 PM
  4. k0de's Avatar
    for instance if I search for subway surfers , or temple run 2 on my Lumia 920 the first 2-3 results are spam apps which are paid (title is subway surfers guide , temple run 2 guide ) , the official game is on 3rd or 4th result :(
    This is not true. I just try these search and the results were just that. Search again and repost. :-).
    03-24-2014 11:39 PM
  5. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    This is not true. I just try these search and the results were just that. Search again and repost. :-).
    I tried rebooting the phone , still the same , will post screenshots :(

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    03-25-2014 12:05 AM
  6. k0de's Avatar
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    Search again. There is definitely a new search algorithm in the Window Phone Store.

    Any one else did the test?
    03-25-2014 06:00 PM
  7. Jonas_H's Avatar
    I also tried it and it works just fine!
    The store feels so much more high quality now! :)
    03-25-2014 06:03 PM
  8. neo158's Avatar
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    Search again. There is definitely a new search algorithm in the Window Phone Store.

    Any one else did the test?
    My search results aren't exactly like yours, probably regional differences, but it's certainly using a new algorithm.
    03-25-2014 06:15 PM
  9. k0de's Avatar
    My search results aren't exactly like yours, probably regional differences, but it's certainly using a new algorithm.
    I agree I'm on the US North East region give it some time eventually it will reach where you are.

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    03-25-2014 06:27 PM
  10. neo158's Avatar
    I agree I'm on the US North East region give it some time eventually it will reach where you are.

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    What I mean is that it could just be regional differences in popular apps and ratings that have influenced the search results.

    As an example these are the top four results when I search for "temple run":

    Temple Run - 1611 ratings - 4 stars
    Temple Run: Brave - 25 ratings - 4 stars
    Temple Saviour - 547 ratings - 3 stars
    Temple Run 2 - 7164 ratings - 4.5 stars

    Those differ significantly from your results, even the ratings and amount of ratings differ.
    k0de and anon(7900571) like this.
    03-25-2014 07:06 PM
  11. k0de's Avatar
    What I mean is that it could just be regional differences in popular apps and ratings that have influenced the search results.

    As an example these are the top four results when I search for "temple run":

    Temple Run - 1611 ratings - 4 stars
    Temple Run: Brave - 25 ratings - 4 stars
    Temple Saviour - 547 ratings - 3 stars
    Temple Run 2 - 7164 ratings - 4.5 stars

    Those differ significantly from your results, even the ratings and amount of ratings differ.
    That is very possible I don't know. You have a very good point there neo158.
    anon(7900571) likes this.
    03-25-2014 08:26 PM
  12. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    still same here :( will try it after few hours it's 7.00 A.M lol
    03-25-2014 09:09 PM
  13. Abi_singh_1995's Avatar
    The search is definitely based on which region you are and is affected by the local developers of your country. The first few on the list will be the local developers and then somewhere below will be the genuine app.

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    03-26-2014 07:32 AM
  14. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    It needs a UI facelift i think it looks horrible and plain, but that's just my opinion.
    03-26-2014 07:33 AM
  15. Abi_singh_1995's Avatar
    it needs a ui facelift i think it looks horrible and plain, but that's just my opinion.
    yes it does feel like it sometimes!! But it does makes it more easy to understand and do.
    Marty Larsson likes this.
    03-26-2014 07:39 AM
  16. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    It needs a UI facelift i think it looks horrible and plain, but that's just my opinion.
    that's how metro UI works and looks like , SIMPLE , BASIC AND CLEAN ;)
    Marty Larsson likes this.
    03-26-2014 09:36 AM
  17. KSilcox's Avatar
    I really wish it had MORE search and sorting options. It is a pretty confined search arena in it's current state.
    k0de likes this.
    03-26-2014 10:28 AM
  18. k0de's Avatar
    I really wish it had MORE search and sorting options. It is a pretty confined search arena in it's current state.
    The rumors is that this will be available with WP 8.1. Keep your eyes peeled for the next major update. Coming soon in early April.
    03-28-2014 04:59 PM

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