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pattyland 02/01/2013 12:52 PM

Alternative web search for HP AppCatalog
 
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Hi,

when I heard that the AppCatalog web search from HP was broken, and the only solution was to use [URL="http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-apps/321568-appcatalog-web-search.html#post3376186"]google's advanced search operators[/URL], I hade the idea to use Google CSE to build my own web based search engine for the AppCatalog. So here it is:

[URL="http://appcat.tk/"][B]appcat.tk[/B][/URL]

All similarities with the Just-Type- feature of the touchpad are a coincidence! :D

Feedback appreciated!

Greets pattyland

thenyboy 02/04/2013 06:56 AM

You Rock!! Thanks a lot!

pattyland 02/05/2013 03:52 PM

Thank you so much for the overwhelming support! Nearly 700 visitors and 1000 Hits in the first days of the website show me that webOS is not dead, whatever some grumpy cats posting under articles... ;)

My plan is to implement openSearch so you can use Firefox Search Box/Chrome Omnibox to search. For now I think I will take a free .tk Domain, if this is going well maybe a few visitors donate me a $ and I buy a real Domain?

Any ideas for the domain? It should by short and catchy; And it should be available ^^
My Idea would be "appc.at", but I'm sure there are better one, so go and post yours!

[color=#999999]-- Sent from my TouchPad using Communities[/color]

GMMan 02/05/2013 04:25 PM

Search app looks nice. The single biggest glaring thing I see, though, is the way it says "Google Custom Search" and the text box doesn't fit nicely in the rounded box. Maybe you can make your own and use the search API directly (if it's not against Google's TOS)? Also, I should not be able to select the text in the header. And the clock isn't really that useful, nor does it add particularly to the "webOS" feel.

Ideas for future development: have a serverside backing that uses the credentials from a/multiple dead devices and directly pull data from App Catalog and display them. Maybe format the results more like Enyo App Catalog and also display star ratings, if you can get them.

pattyland 02/06/2013 02:34 AM

[QUOTE=GMMan;3376865]Search app looks nice. The single biggest glaring thing I see, though, is the way it says "Google Custom Search" and the text box doesn't fit nicely in the rounded box. Maybe you can make your own and use the search API directly (if it's not against Google's TOS)?[/QUOTE] Thank for your feedback! Yep, it's the next point on my Todo list. I implemented the Google Searchbar because I thought the auto-complete feature would be useful; But till now I didn't any helpful suggestion, so I will implent a nice input field on my own this evening.[QUOTE=GMMan;3376865] Also, I should not be able to select the text in the header. [/QUOTE] Hm? I'm no sure what you mean... [QUOTE=GMMan;3376865]And the clock isn't really that useful, nor does it add particularly to the "webOS" feel.[/QUOTE] Ok :( I thought I was funny to copy a little from the just-type Feature
[QUOTE=GMMan;3376865]Ideas for future development: have a serverside backing that uses the credentials from a/multiple dead devices and directly pull data from App Catalog and display them. Maybe format the results more like Enyo App Catalog and also display star ratings, if you can get them.[/QUOTE] This was no problem till [URL="http://www.webosnation.com/hp-shutting-down-open-app-feeds"]HP closed their public feed[/URL] :( If I had access to them I would definity prefer them over a Google CSE...


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