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Re: Proposal: schema.org/MobileVideoGame

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:01:51 -0800
Message-ID: <CAMbipBuWFfeQdYCVAyaNi62Suub1CUWGYr48Dmu00R9CE5VQJQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Cc: Jerome Mourits <jmourits@google.com>, Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Thanks for your input Dan Scott.  I won't flog a dead horse, but I will
point out that searchers do care if a game is mobile; while "android" +
"game" queries do see a higher volume than "mobile" + "game" queries,
"mobile" + "game" queries consistently see more volume than all [iOS term]
+ "game" queries combined.

android games - 550000
ios games - 9900
ipad games - 27100
iphone games - 18100
mobile games - 74000

free android games - 90500
free ipad games - 9900
free iphone games - 4400
free ios games- 1600
free mobile games - 27100

[Data:  Google Keyword Planner, exact match queries, average monthly volume
in the Google network based on Feb. 2014-Jan. 2015 inclusive]

And if there's a consensus, then, that a VideoGame needs a gamePlatform
declaration to be useful for users that are looking for games on the basis
of whether or not a game runs on that user's system, then the Monopoly
example on schema.org/VideoGame should be denuded of its second type
declaration for "MobileApplication" since it seemingly adds no value yet
introduces the complexity of an MTE.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 7:25 PM, Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 05:23:39PM -0800, Jerome Mourits wrote:
>
>> But isn't it more useful to be able to limit searches to your specific
>> platform rather than mobile in general?  If we had the site search that
>> you
>> described, I'd still end up having to refine my search to find to the
>> games
>> that are available for blackberry.
>>
>> Nintendo 3ds has an appstore: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/eshop
>> Consoles also tend to have their own flavor of shop (Playstation network,
>> xbox live arcade)
>>
>> PS Vita runs on 3G on AT&T: http://us.playstation.com/psvita/att/
>>
>
> I have to agree. I don't care if a game is "mobile"; I care if it runs
> on one of my devices. Populating gamePlatform is going to be required to
> make the page meaningful in any context whether we stick with the broad
> VideoGame or mint a new MobileVideoGame type.
>
> As for the Google Custom Search Engine use case, you can use the
> schema.org type as the first level of search, but then filter those
> results by structured data attributes (such as gamePlatform).
>
> The alternative to using a structured data attribute in Google CSE to
> limit to the actual platform of interest would be to spawn a bunch of
> types like AndroidVideoGame, iOSVideoGame, FirefoxOSVideoGame,
> NintendoDSVideoGame, etc, and I don't think anyone wants that.
>
> So, -1 to MobileVideoGame (unless, of course, I'm overlooking something
> obvious).
>
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