Difference in how LIbrary filters work on iOS and Android

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 14 2021 1:28 AM

I noticed something strange the other day and have just done some testing.

It appears that on iOS when I enter a string in the Library Find Resources box, the software checks for matches anywhere in the metadata associated with resources (title, description, etc). This is consistent with how the desktop app works.

On Android, it seems to apply a title: prefix so only resources with the search string in the title are shown.

I think it would be better - and more consistent - if the Android behaviour were changed to match the desktop and iOS apps

Thanks, Graham 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2021 7:01 PM

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Todd Diehl (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2021 8:38 AM

Hey Graham, your observations are correct. The reasons stretch back many years, but basically the iOS app has an embedded library catalog index while the Android app does not. We've considered ways of making this consistent across the two platforms - including potentially removing the index on iOS - but it hasn't bubbled up in the priority list. We are aware of the discrepancy, but I'd say it's unlikely to change this year.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2021 8:54 AM

Hi Todd - thanks for the reply, appreciated.

Interesting to see that one of the options you have considered is removing the iOS index, presumably this is to make it consistent with Android

I would have thought it made more sense to go the other way (to make Android work the same as iOS) so it is consistent with the desktop implementation as well.

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