A Plea to iOS Developers...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Al Coholic, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    #1
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...

    STOP WITH THE FREAKING NAG SCREENS PANDERING FOR RATINGS ALREADY!!!!

    I bought your damn app now leave me alone. Or... if you really want a one star rating just keep coding those silly-assed popups. Happy to oblige.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, if its a one time nag screen ok but if it keeps asking me every time I open the app then it gets a one star just for that annoyance.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I just go ahead and rate it after the second time.
     
  4. iApples macrumors 65816

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    #4
    You actually take the time to rate the app? I normally just delete it after. Unless I paid for it. Then... Well... I just keep it.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only the good ones that I use alot like Angry birds, Navigon, Slingplayer etc...
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I only take nag from Angrybirds because its a good game.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, me too.
    They deserve the stars and hope they keep up with adding more levels.
     
  8. iApples macrumors 65816

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    DO NOT BUY ANGRY BIRDS RIO!! YOU WILL REGRET IT.

    I swear.. I played it for like 6 hours straight until I beat it. I'm a huge procrastinator, and apps like this ruin my life! I don't get anything done.


    And yeah I could see the exception for the top apps. As for those crappy free ones. Delete.
     
  9. macingman macrumors 68020

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    I agree if I get one of those rating popups on my iPhone or any iDevice for that matter. I am likely to delete the app, leave a one star rating and never buy from that developer ever again. It takes away the user experience of the iPhone working seamlessly with all of these annoying popups.

    If developers wont stop this I think Apple should step in and ban these popups from apps.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    LMAO:D
    I just finished "Smugglers Den" yesterday.
    I try to do 1-2 levels here and there but I agree sometimes it sucks you in and you're on it for hours. Maybe another level, nope one more and Im gonna put it down:D
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I already beat the whole two levels.;)
     
  12. iApples macrumors 65816

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    "Oh that one was easy, that doesn't count... One more"
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, let me try it again and go for 3 stars.:D
     
  14. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Now I feel like playing angry birds lmao. And this stupid tapatalk app is stopping me from sleeping. I need to be up in 4 hours. I swear, my phone needs a lock feature where at a certain time at night it permanently locks itself until morning. This would solve a lot of problems.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    I too hate them, and if they're too intrusive, the app gets a low score because of that.
     
  16. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    Jailbreak buddy :) One of my favorite reasons to!
     
  17. iApples macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone has always been jailbroken.
     
  18. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    There are several jailbreak programs that will accomplish what you want then. Were you saying tapatalk was bothering you and your phone needed to be "locked" because of sounds or push messages or something? I am not familiar with it.
     
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Unfortunately, ratings are everything to a developer in an app store crowded with so many similar entries.

    If you're not easily found, your sales are a fraction of what they could be.

    I wonder how many people are actually making a steady, decent living from apps in a mobile store.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I meant I needed something to actually lock my phone between the hours of (example 1am-6am) so I would stop procrastinating on my phone and actually get some sleep. :p
     
  21. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    Ha I get it now :) You need to be kept away from your iPhone :D
     
  22. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Yep. It's probably the only way I'll actually get my work done. And sleep at a proper time.
     
  23. deftdrummer macrumors regular

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    The real problem here is not the nag screens so much, it's the fact that even after you rate an app the nag STILL does not go away.

    I think I'm gonna do like others and rate one star until Apple does something to fix this garbage.
     
  24. Phil A. Moderator

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    Any app that nags me for a rating gets one - a single star for nagging me!
     
  25. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    This is what annoys me about MyPad (which I will ditch in a heartbeat when the official Facebook app is released). I've already rated it, and yet every so often I'll get a pop up asking me to rate it.

    As for ratings in general, I tend to only rate apps I have a really strong opinion toward (either good or bad). I usually forget about the neutral apps I've downloaded.
     

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