Search categories

With reference to: https://www.eventerprise.com/

Are we able to increase limits shown for each category as a continuous scroll rather than the user having to click “search all results”?

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Based on the website you linked to, I wouldn’t recommend you to do this in the All tab.
Indeed, since the results are coming from different sources, a logical flow of retrieving new values would be hard to implement.
However, on the other tabs where you search in only one input source, it would make sense.

It is definitely doable, with a limit on the total amount of hits defined with paginationLimitedTo (defaults to 1000).

You can have a look at a solution like this one : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23961566/javascript-infinite-scroll-inside-a-div to detect the scrolling inside your search div.
Then it’s a matter of storing the old results, sending the right page parameter to retrieve the new results, concatenating the two and displaying them.

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Hi @ryan,
Today on eventerprise.com we can see that search results are displayed in a “autocomplete”.
By design the layout is limited space, meaning that in order to see more results, people either have to click on “Show more” or scroll so it could add new result automatically.

Have you already considered the kind of UI/UX similar to what https://www.trivago.com or http://jadopado.com can do, where:

  • the user clicks on the search field and it scrolls up a bit so the input is on the top the page
  • every new keystroke triggers an instant refresh of the set of results, but also of the filters (which can be different for each type of content according to the tab the user has selected)
  • users can then search & browse in the unified experience

Another pattern we often see is the one where the location is preselected based on the user location, and then he has the possibility to change it, and search for a new one.

I’d love to get your thoughts on those two ideas. Do you think it something that could improve the experience on eventerprise.com?

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Thanks for the reply Alex, some real useful information.

We were previously auto completing user location however if we do not have data within a selected location our system is currently set to show a “sorry no results for this location” notification e.g. if you try New York, USA.

RE: UX/UI suggestion I think that could be a great idea. I will certainly chat to the team.

Thanks for the insight!

We were previously auto completing user location however if we do not have data within a selected location our system is currently set to show a “sorry no results for this location” notification e.g. if you try New York, USA.

@ryan Did you do it with Algolia?
Because the way geoloc works, is that you pass the lat/long, and then the engine automatically expends the distance to what is needed to find results. And doesn’t stop to a few km / miles arounds.