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Discussion on: Hands on Jetpack AppSearch

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TomislavNovacicBF • Edited on

Great article! Can you please write a few use cases for this library? I didn't quite understand what should I use it for?

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Thomas Künneth Author

Thanks, glad you liked it. I think AppSearch can be very beneficial if you app stores larger amounts of searchable data. Think of everything from address data, calendar entries, to text documents... Anything your users would like to search in. This is particularly interesting if the data is kept in the cloud, because then every query requires network activity. Even if your backend has a fast search facility, the app still needs to access it. If searchable portions ar stored locally using AppSearch, your user can find relevant information faster.