Categories not returned in /v2/find results

Bug #1838786 reported by Robert Ancell on 2019-08-02
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Bug Description shows the categories each app is in, e.g. shows the Skype snap in the "Productivity" and "Social" categories.

This information is not returned from /v2/find, so other clients can't show this.

description: updated
summary: - Return categories in /v2/find results
+ Categories not returned in /v2/find results
John Lenton (chipaca) on 2019-09-05
Changed in snapd:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → John Lenton (chipaca)
John Lenton (chipaca) wrote :

The categories do not align with gnome's categories. What's the plan for that? Is exposing these different categories _useful_ for GUI stores?

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

For GNOME software we map the Snap categories to the XDG ones. In Snap Store ( we use the Snap categories.

In both cases currently you can browse from a category to an app, but not the reverse. With this change we should be able to go both directions in GNOME Software and Snap Store.

Zygmunt Krynicki (zyga) wrote :

John are you still actively working on this issue?

John Lenton (chipaca) wrote :

work on this bug is currently paused while higher priority items are worked on

Zygmunt Krynicki (zyga) on 2020-02-04
Changed in snapd:
assignee: John Lenton (chipaca) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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