Smart Search Improvements
A code that handles populating values from "Value" field or reading from Query can be merged in the way that it reads Value first, then populate from Query. That way You can use macro to localize first dropdown option for example!
Smart search results : access to the count of the items option would be nice.
Implementation of the smart search filter to work over Query string would also be nice. (Not reloading, but pushing the state to the url for example, so speed is not lost...and values are checked on first load only).
Our current approach is to integrate Kentico with Azure Search which will provide a lot more functionality than Lucene one we already have. For example the count of the items option.
E-commerce and Platform Product Owner
Why are you guys so tied to Azure? Why not also AWS cloudsearch? https://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/
Believe it or not a lot of people use another little known service called AWS.
Update: First part refers to Smart Search Filter.