Search for an app in Google Play Store

Klaus major-k klaus at
Mon Jul 17 11:26:19 EDT 2023

Hi Bob,

> Am 17.07.2023 um 17:20 schrieb Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> I bet the dashes mean something in the search algorithm. 

well, maybe.

However that entering a misspelled app name will lead to a successfull find is really ridiculous!
sehen - hören - merkn -> App found (missing E renders this to a NON german word!) 
instead of
sehen - hören - merken -> no result 8-)

> Bob S
>> On Jul 17, 2023, at 1:10 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> ...
>> just received a response from Google.
>> It is completely generic, does not make any sense to me, but it looks like they do NOT 
>> search for the correct and complete title of an app in their database. :-/
>> Maybe I do not understand it correctly?
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> Hi Klaus,
>> Thanks for contacting Google Play Developer Support.
>> Google Play app search works across title, developer name, and app descriptions. 
>> Your title should be unique and accessible, avoid common terms, and reinforce 
>> what your app is about.
>> Using common or generic words like "Puzzle" or "Sports" can often increase the 
>> total number of potential search results, thus making your app more difficult to find. 
>> Using the search phrase Sehen-Hören-Merken forces our search engine to autocorrect 
>> the search term and return results as if the search term were "Sehen - Hören - Merken" (in quotes).
>> For more information about Google Search Operators, please see this Google Search Help Center article.
>> ...
>> ------------------------------------------------------------



Klaus Major
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