why am i getting irrelavent search results in the app store

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  1. andreak

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    when i search for an app, in this case "fresh direct" a food ordering app here in nyc, i not only get the wrong result, "drama school direct", but the sub categories have all changed. i have tried narrowing the search to specific categories to an avail. no matter what i do i fail to find the app. changing the category doesn't help because the "related: sub categories" redirect back to the same wrong results. app store keeps looping me back to the wrong result.

    this is not only for this particular search, but all searches in general of obscure apps.
     
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    Did you try looking under iphone apps for FreshDirect? If this doesn't help, you can go to the FreshDirect website and get the App Store link from there.
     
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    Yep, it's an iPhone app. It was the first hit when I search for it on the iPhone.
     
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    haha. come to think of it, makes total sense
     
  6. andreak

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    ok...here's another ..."whatsapp" i cannot find it. i get results like background texts. and that "related:" subcategory thingy on top is a total mess of "related" items. i looked under ipad and iphone
     
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    You won't find Whatsapp by searching in the AppStore on an iPad. As you cannot put it on a [stock] iPad, it will not show up in a search.

    I figure it's the developer's way of ensuring people don't load something that will not work on an iPad...

    Marilyn
     
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    but here's the thing ,,,whatsapp was featured as a "10 best ipad app" when i was doing a search. it seems like the app store has gone wanky :). when i do a search, the "related:" sub categories are all wrong for the "type" of app i want. anywho's, i like the old app store better :)
     
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    I just searched for "Whatsapp" in the App Store via iTunes and Whatsapp Messenger is the first one listed. Is that a different app?
     
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    No, it's probably the app we're talking of, here. However, finding in iTunes, on the computer, is not the same thing as finding it on the AppStore on the iPad.

    If you were to try to install it from iTunes onto the iPad, you will find it cannot be installed.

    Bottom line: Whatsapp cannot be installed on a stock iPad.

    Marilyn
     

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