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Bug 23815 - Wikipanion for iPad has a search engine problem
Wikipanion for iPad has a search engine problem
Product: Wikipedia App
Classification: Unclassified
Generic (Other open bugs)
1.0.0 (Android)
Other other
: Normal critical
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Assigned To: Hampton Catlin
Depends on:
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Reported: 2010-06-06 20:07 UTC by Jeffree K Lassitter
Modified: 2012-02-24 02:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
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Mobile Platform: iOS
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jeffree K Lassitter 2010-06-06 20:07:37 UTC
Something is wrong with the search engine attached to Wikipanion for iPad. I tried to find an article in Wikipanion for iPad about the NBC Pentagon correspondent Miklaszewski.  When I typed in his last name (because I couldn't remember his first name) in the search slot and then pressed Search, a page entitled Miklaszewski appeared for about a half-second and then disappeared.  Wikipanion then informed me that no such article existed.  So I left Wikipanion and then opened Safari for iPad and went to and re-entered  Miklaszewski  in the search slot.  This time I was offered a list of potential Miklaszewski's starting with "Jim Miklaszewski" which I selected and found what I was looking for.  For grins I went back to Wikipanion for iPad and entered "Jim Miklaszewski" ... and the same article appeared this time formatted for iPad.  So what's up with this?  The search engine in Wikipanion for iPad should have given me the same disambiguation choices to select from based on the last name that first time that I entered it.  Remember the old cookie fortune: a database that plays hard to get loses adherents ...
Comment 1 Hampton Catlin 2010-06-06 20:52:20 UTC
Hey jeffee-

Unfortunately, we can't be much help. Wikipanion isn't affiliated with us at all. It's an entirely unrelated project.

Perhaps emailing the developers of Wikipanion is the next step.
Comment 2 Roan Kattouw 2010-06-06 21:49:29 UTC
Closing as INVALID per comment #1

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