"chip" functionality in the new search field
As part of the UX Overhaul, we have planned to add support to the search field to automatically turn category words into "chips". This is then also how "browse by category" might be implemented. Then any time that the user types in a category name, it would automatically be converted to the category chip. The upside of this approach is that it is very simple and flexible, with no extra syntax needed. Few people use extended search syntax in UI search boxes. We discussed this quite a bit in the UX Overhaul meetings.
I could see two approaches for this:
- treat category names as the rest of the searchable text
- only convert category names into chips if the matching text is at the beginning of the string, then the rest of the search only applies to apps that are in the specified category