Search on project descriptions


#1

I was using the search functionality on the glitch home page to see if I could find a project with certain technology. I could be wrong, but it seemed that search was searching project names, but not the project descriptions. I think this would be very useful. So product suggestion :slight_smile:


#2

hey kunicki,

Yup this is definitely on the list as something we will fix (project search was actually built before projects had descriptions :slight_smile: )


#3

We just pushed an update so now search results check project descriptions, hope this helps!


#4

Thank you. This is great!

Keep up the good work!


#5

I wonder if it would be useful to either add advanced search options, or just expand which files are being searched by default.

For example, this shows 0 results: https://glitch.com/search?q=gulp

I’m working on a personal starter project that happens to use gulp, but it’s not mentioned in the project name or description.

The project is meant to be my own starter project that I want to maintain only for myself and don’t necessarily care to make it easy to be discovered.

Or for a more general situation, I might be interested in how a specific node module is used on Glitch, but people don’t usually list every single dependency in the project’s description.

One solution would be including README files, or perhaps even package.json.


#6

We plan a number of improvements to search soon. Your suggestions might not be in the next round, but be assured it’s definitely the direction we’re heading.