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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sleedeane, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This is in my app drawer:


    You can scroll forever and see thousands of apps available on the market.
    But all of a sudden, it wont do anything when I click on one of the categories.
    It either searches forever with the little searching icon spinning, or it will say "no relevant content found".
    Once or twice, it said there was no internet connection, when I knew there was.

    Its an awesome way to find apps by category, and I'm super-bummed that it quit working.

    Any ideas anybody?
    Rebooting does nothing for it.

    Thank you very much.

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  2. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Not for nothing, but how are/were you viewing apps in Google Play from your app drawer? Are you using something third party?
  3. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just GoLauncher

    Its in menu>preferences>general settings>app drawer settings>app drawer display>show app search
    (horizonal loop)
    And I just looked again and it says "cannot connect to network". But my internet works fine.
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    I've never used it, but you have the option (for every app) to go into your settings and clear the data and cache for a given app. You try that, and then set up your preferences for it again. Deleting and reinstalling might work too.
  5. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. I'm trying that right now.

    Edit: Well, that was a big waste of time.
    I completely uninstalled GoLauncher (and I only had about half of my settings backed-up) and re-installed everything, and the app search thing still says can't connect.
    WTF I am po'ed.

    I remember under Android category, it showed 58,000 apps, 12,000 under widgets, 1,200 under transparency, 1,000 under Go apps, etc, etc. Way more than a hundred thousand apps.
    All lined up in a row (in no order at all) waiting to be clicked on to go straight to the play store.
    It's the neatest thing in the world.
    And all of a sudden it won't work..DI...
  6. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert

    I have no tech advice, but I like how your screen looks.
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  7. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Have you tried emailing the Devs? Sometimes there's a way to send out a copy of your preferences or settings, that can be analyzed.
  8. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Who would I contact?
    The GoLauncher people? Or the Play Store?
    That is a good idea.

  9. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    The Devs for the app. Google Play can't help you as all they do is host the file that you load into your phone.
  10. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Which app?
    I'm trying to see the whole list(s) of apps. It's like a catalog of apps that you scroll through (endlessly) until you see something interesting.
    Then you click on that one and it takes you to the Play Store where the full description and the download button is.
    It tried to display the Android list (one of many categories) a minute ago but stopped after showing about a dozen (out of 58,000).
    And those 12 didn't have their icons (instead of the generic "Android" icon you can see):

    I'm sorry I'm not too good at explaining myself.
    I have that problem a lot.

    I wish somebody that's using GoLaunchEx would come along and let me know if they have the same problem. Then I would know if my phone is the problem or if the search...venue?...is on the fritz.
    It was working just fine yesterday.
    I was finding all kinds of neat apps that you wouldn't even think of looking for otherwise.
  11. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    The app that you're using: Go Launcher Ex.
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  12. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You need to contact Go Devs, the makers of Go Launcher. That feature (app search that connects to store) is pretty new, so it may have some bugs still. Personally I turned it off. LOL.
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  13. higge

    higge Newbie

    I'm using the same go launcher and I don't have any problems with it. It is working like a charm.
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  14. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    I would contact Go Developers. I have emailed them in the past and they have responded (took a few days).
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  15. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hey! I got it!
    I changed the grid size to 5 x 5 and now it works just fine. I don't know why that makes a difference, but it does.

    Thank you, gentlemen.
  16. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    OP, this looks like a bug in their app. I would definitely email the Go team, so they can fix that in a future update.
  17. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I also had "custom size icons" checked in app drawer settings which I changed to "default" the same time I changed the grid to 5x5.
    This was actually the problem, as the app search query that I sought displays icons, and couldn't display with what were larger icons.
    I don't recall enlarging the icons, but that's neither nor there.
    I wouldn't consider this a bug, except the bug in my head that created the problem.
    So no harm, no foul.
    (Except for wasting your time. Sorry).
    Good Night
  18. justtom

    justtom Android Enthusiast

    Never even new that option was there,thanks sleedeane now I have yet another way to waste more time on my droid;)
  19. Nice and set very sequence. But i have not used it before, seems to be good to see.
  20. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I just stumbled on it the other day.
    Android just never ceases to amaze.
  21. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I think it's kind of cool.
    Shows apps would never thought of.

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