How to add app store review functionality with in the app?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by anuroop07, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. anuroop07 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    My app is live and i want to add app store review functionality with in the app. Having added this functionality, I'll update my app as a new version. Any help will he appreciated heartily.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sykte macrumors regular

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    Aug 26, 2010
    #2
    This is my personal view so take it with a grain of salt. Continually prompting your user or even forcing a review by throwing up a UIAlertView within your app is tactless. Nothing gets me to remove an app quicker then an alertView asking to review the app. If you can find an elegant way of integrating "Review my app" within a settings view or maybe a button they can easily discover.
     
  3. nickculbertson macrumors regular

    nickculbertson

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    #3
    I'm not at my computer so I can't give an example but... Google uiapplication, and add the URL link of your app id.

    Nick
     
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    Nov 26, 2007
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    The code I currently use is:
    Code:
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString: @"itms-apps://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?type=Purple+Software&id=[color=RED]<Apple ID for your App*>[/color]"]];
    *Your Apple ID for your App can be found by logging into iTunes Connect -> Manage Your Applications -> <Your Application> -> On the left side, under Identifiers they should give your App's unique Apple ID. Paste that in the above code where I've marked (it's near the end of the line of code). Don't include the angle brackets.

    Pro - It takes them directly to the review section of the app store for your app (rather than to the portion of the app store where they can read the description, see the screenshots, and hit the download button.)

    Con - It takes them out of your app to have them review it, which means they'll have to find their way back to your app afterwards. If you're using ads for revenue, you obviously want them to be back to using your app as quickly as possible.
     

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