How do I find apps and services?

Browsing, searching, and filtering options make it easy for you to quickly find apps or services that are listed on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Plus, you have several options for how to sort and display the list of apps or services.

To find an app or a service listed on Oracle Cloud Marketplace:

  1. Go to the Oracle Cloud Marketplace website.

  2. Select the appropriate tab.

    • If you’re looking for apps, click the APPLICATIONS tab.

    • If you’re looking for services such as training, consulting, or integration, click the SERVICES tab.

  3. Use the browse, search, and filter options to find the app or service you want.

    • To browse the apps by category, point to the CATEGORIES option. You can then select a category, such as MARKETING, SALES, or SOCIAL, or select a subcategory such as Incentives, Communication, and Channel Management.

    • To browse the services by industry, point to the INDUSTRIES option and make a selection.

    • To find apps or services that match your search criteria, enter one or more keywords in the Search box and click Go. Oracle Cloud Marketplace uses a powerful search algorithm, called progressive relaxation, to rank the search results. The most relevant results are at the top of the list.

    • To refine your search by selecting from a set of pre-defined filters, point to the FILTER BY option. The filters available depend on whether you’re looking for apps or services. For example, you can filter apps by device type, Oracle Cloud products the app works with, and release date. You can filter services by geographic region, product focus, and language.

Tips

  • To reorder your search results, point to the SORT BY option and make a selection. You can reorder the list by name, rating, release date, or relevance.

  • To change how the list of apps or services is displayed, click the Tile View icon Tile View icon or the List View icon List View icon to toggle your display between a three-column tile view and a one-column list view.

  • To clear all search, filter, and sort by selections, and return to the home page, click the Oracle Cloud Marketplace logo at the top of the page.

About search and progressive relaxation

Oracle Cloud Marketplace uses a powerful search algorithm, called progressive relaxation, to find apps or services that match your specified keywords.

You don’t need to enter quotation marks to find an exact match, use Boolean operators to find any or all words, or worry about case sensitivity. Instead, the search algorithm automatically runs different queries, such as exact matching and fuzzy matching, to progressively relax the search and collect results.

The system searches through the following pieces of information to collect results:

  • Name

  • Short description

  • Long description

  • Provider name

  • Provider description

  • List of the Oracle Cloud product solutions (the focus of the app or service)

The search algorithm then calculates a rank for each result. For example, results that match all the words receive a higher ranking than results that match some of the words.

The system uses the ranking to sort the results by relevance. The most relevant results are at the top of the list. You can use the options on the Sort by menu to reorder the list.