I thought iOS 5 Notifications was suppose to reduce pop-ups.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by tonyr6, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. tonyr6 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a iPhone but a iPod Touch but I notice with the apps I run I still get annoying pop-ups disturbing when using them. For example I opened TuneIn Radio and a stupid pop-up came up telling me to rate the app. I already rated the app yet it still pop-ups. I have to click No Thanks before I can use the app. I thought Notifications would show a message on the top of the screen that you can just ignore. This is not the only app giving me pop-ups. By the way the first thing I did after installing iOS 5 was to go into the settings and changed all of the notifications to the banner mode but it does not make a difference.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    That's an issue with the app developer, not iOS 5 or the iPhone
    It isn't a notification
    Send him feedback
     
  3. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the app developer has decided you need to see that pop up when in-app. The new notifications system comes into play for notifications when you are out of the app
     
  4. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry for me but I thought all pop-ups were notifications. I never text-ed and I don't have a iPhone so I don't really know what a notification is.
     
  5. JustLeft macrumors 6502

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    And post a review rating the app lower because of the popup. I remove apps that do that.
     
  6. The Cat Empire macrumors member

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    That's a dialog box, not a notification. There's a difference. A dialog box has choices in it... a notification does not.
     
  7. Greg. macrumors 6502

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    Just buy the full version of TuneIn, it's like 69p.
     
  8. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    Thank you for reminding me of this.

    To developers:
    When you annoy users with popups asking for us to rate your app, you are going to get 1-star reviews.
     
  9. Phil A. Moderator

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    Yep, that's exactly what I do - any app that displays popups nagging me to rate it gets a 1 star rating
     
  10. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is the full version.
     
  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    These pop ups are very annoying. A lot of games have them (including the Angry Birds series).

    I'm really surprised Apple allows them.
     
  12. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    You're clearly confused. The app developer has made an issue with that notification and normally system notifications cannot be planned up top like a banner. For example, battery down to 10% will force you acknowledge it. And you said its not the only app giving you problems? What other apps do you have?
     
  13. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Well there goes basically all my apps :D lol
     
  14. lefooey macrumors member

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    To end users:
    Please rate the apps you use. Unrated apps (especially good apps that don't have a huge advertising budget) don't get downloaded.

    In other words - fair's fair. Convince us to not put in the pop-up to remind you to rate it by remembering to rate it.
     
  15. kleinias macrumors regular

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    That sounds good but remember that has little impact on those that have already rated the application but still get the pop up asking them to rate the app. That's the real issue here. Fair is fair but the question is how fair is it to remind people that have purchased your application to rate it, when they have already done so.

    As the original poster already mentioned: "I already rated the app yet it still pop-ups."
     
  16. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    Actually what needs to happen, is apple needs to set up a rate my apps section on the app store. So that you can look at a list of recently downloaded apps and rate them to clear them from the list. Some people will be so encouraged to keep their list clear that they would rate all the apps they download. Sorta like what EBay does with feedback.
     
  17. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    That's a pretty good idea. And it'd probably work, too.
     
  18. Phil A. Moderator

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    Just because I buy an app, it doesn't mean I have any obligation to help market it for the developer and suggesting that we should somehow "convince" you to stop annoying us is disingenuous.

    I rate and write reviews for lots of apps. If they are good and genuinely useful I will write a good review and rate it highly. If they are rubbish, I will write a review and rate it low. If an app interrupts me and hassles me to rate it, I will rate it down and write a review explaining why I've rated it low.

    It is possibly the most annoying and intrusive thing an app can do to pop up a big "Rate me" dialog box when I start it up - for me it's as bad as a popup advert on a website.

    Using your users as free marketing collateral is not the way to engender long term support IMO - writing killer apps is...
     
  19. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Agreed.

    I'm highly unlikely to rate an App if it asks me to do so.
     
  20. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    +2 - I usually will not rate an app because they nagged me. I regularly rate apps I like.
     
  21. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I've only gotten the "rate this app" popup for TuneIn once. Are you reinstalling the app or something?
     
  22. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    The problem is that Apple really seldom updates their first party apps unless it's absolutely necessary, e.g. Maps, Stocks, Photos, Notes, YouTube...
     
  23. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the problem is with the developer/app and not Apple, too.

    And I also hate how developers/app force you to pick like that. It's really annoying. A simple notification once is fine, but every single time you open the app is just over the limit.
     
  24. marksman macrumors 603

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    Fair enough. I rarely rate apps because I am too lazy. If apple implemented a built in rating function to ios so I was not dragged to the app store and handled in a relatively slow manner. If apple added it so a quick os popup allowed me to rate and review I would use it often.

    So developers please ask apple to add that functionality. I don't rate apps simply because of the current process and how it works. Of course then likely having to login in also slows it down.

    Perhaps even a secondary review function based on devices and not I apple ids. If I just had to quickly hit one or two keys to rate an app I would be fine with it. If I have to take a minute per app... I have 500 apps that would be more than 8 hours of my life rating apps.
     
  25. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Who ever said the new OS was supposed to reduce notifications?? It simply organizes them better and also doesn't freeze your current app when you get one, it just gently appears at the top not stopping what your doing. It really is wonderful.

    If you don't want to receive notifications from certain apps you can either, decline them when you first start the app and it asks if you want to receive notifications...or go into your notification settings.....as for dev rating nags.....no way around that...complain to the dev.
     

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