Add apps filters in search
From ralxx (make it easier to find privacy complient and open source apps)
Security and privacy. For the moment the app store does not feel (yet) like the app store of an operating system that is putting special priority on security and privacy. It could make sense to allow users to find security and privacy enabling apps as well as Open Source Software much easier.
- Like: With its own categories on the home screen: "Top Security, privacy and open source apps" and "Latest Security, privacy and open source apps.
- Or: with a simple indicator for each app in the search results, earmarking it with a logo as open source.
- And: Add an option in the app store settings permitting exclusively open source apps going to be displayed as results.
From Genjuro (app filter in search)
- Apps filters (by language, privacy rating, open source or not etc…).
From Anonyme (filter apps)
A filter in order to see only apps we want to see : GSF Dependant or not, Apps with ads or not, ratings, number of downloads, FOSS or not. That filter would apply everywhere in Apps (Home, Search and Categories tabs).
The point “Make it easier to find…” represents well what I had in mind. Just as an addon: It would be good to include Open Souce and Privacy as criteria to rank search queries: I do not know according to what criteria to list results for search queries in Apps. I suppose one criteria is how often apps have been successfully inststalled. Open Souce and Privacy could be a perfect criteria to rank an app higher. (For now when I search for ‘Messenger’ or ‘Chat’ apps like Telegram, Signal or Delta are not listed at all, no K9 when searching for ‘Email’).
And: Ideally, Open Souce and Privacy apps (when they are listed as a result of a search uery) would a slightly different background color to be easily recognizable (see image).