A key focus of Vuulr's product development is to ensure finding, or discovering, relevant content is as easy and intuitive as possible. We're already looking at ways to further improve the discovery process.
There are two key functions for finding content, Search and Filtering. These both work together and below, we'll explain how each work.
Search is pretty straight forward - effectively any piece of metadata associated with a Listing (be it the Listing's title, synopsis, cast and crew, keywords, etc) are searchable. The search functionality is fuzzy, which means it should handle simple spelling mistakes and similar or close matches as well.
As you start typing, the Listings will immediately filter down to matching results, giving you real-time feedback.
To help narrow down results, we've included several fields that Listings can be filtered against.
Using more than one filter at a time results in Listings that match both filters.
In the above example if Genre Animation and Country of Origin Canada are selected, then only Listings that are Animated that originate from Canada will appear.
Within a specific filter, such as Genre, selecting more than one Genre will result in Listings being return that match either of the Genres selected.
In the above example, Animation and Crime are selected. The resulting Listings will be of either Animation OR Crime.
Using Search and Filters together
Adding search to the filter mix operates like an Intersection. Using the above examples, Animated programs from Canada, if we add the search term Howard, then we'll get all Canadian animated programs that have some relevance to Howard; here, there are two Listings with Howard in the title.
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