iOS 11 + apps pestering you for feedback

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by trumpetmercenary, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. trumpetmercenary macrumors member

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    I apologize if this has already been asked but...
    Am I missing something? I thought one of the big announcements about iOS 11 was that you could stop apps from harassing you for feedback, yet, after turning this off, they're still bothering me.

    Like Priceline:
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    Other apps have included Yelp, Reddit, and Uber.

    The setting is here:

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    So does that setting only apply to certain apps, or...?
     
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  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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  4. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    If an app uses the API, then yes, they get enjoined from doing it more than once, or at all. But that doesn't stop them from popping up random dialog boxes of their own, like the OP's examples.

    Apple would probably do something, if you reported it directly.
     
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Why would a company even use the API and limit themselves? The whole option makes no sense from their point of view if u ask me lol
     
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Ticks me off when I get these things. Especially RIGHT AFTER I install an application. How the heck can I give a review if I just opened your app 2 mins ago?

    Apps that constantly ask you to upgrade to paid - like Lose It! --- byebye. I won't be bothered to use apps like this.

    I have this off as well and still get a ton of these requests.
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. It’s pointless if Apple doesn’t enforce its use.
     
  8. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Supposedly if you don't, you get removed from the store, but I wouldn't know. Apps that nag, I delete, so I don't know what happens to them.
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    But then they shouldn’t be approved in the first place. Seems like Apple doesn’t mind.
     
  10. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't mean Apple's tools catch it. That's why you should report apps that are nagging.
     
  11. az431 macrumors 65816

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    Apple likely does not know about it. Tap the Report a Problem button in the receipt on next to the purchase in your order history, and let Apple know about it. If they get enough complaints that app will be pulled for violating App Store guidelines.
     
  12. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Nagware / adware x Nuisance-ware

    Block, disable, find ad-free paid version or it goes to the trash.
     
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If the app isn't really useful and they keep bothering me, I simply post a review about nagging messages and delete the app.
     
  14. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    I dont think it is mandatory to use the API
     
  15. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    Not sure if anyone else said this, but that appears to be an in-app notification. that setting is for iOS notifications (the ones that look like all other system notifications and prompts)
     
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Apple is allegedly supposed to prevent them from doing exactly this. For whatever reason it’s not the case.
     
  17. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Explain, please, how Apple would prevent an application from producing an in-app notification. Be specific. Answer... they can't.

    Apple has an API that applications are supposed to use, to request reviews. That doesn't mean that applications are using it. As promoted up-thread, *report* applications that are abusing review requests.

    https://developer.apple.com/app-store/ratings-and-reviews/
    https://developer.apple.com/ios/human-interface-guidelines/system-capabilities/ratings-and-reviews/
    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/skstorereviewcontroller/
     
  18. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    Shouldn't Apple's app approvers be doing that? The walled garden has become the neighborhood watch.
     
  19. Paddle1, Feb 3, 2018
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    The same way Apple stops developers from implementing other features and apps that aren't allowed on the App Store? I think you're underestimating their review process.

    Anyway you can see from the documents you linked that as I suspected, use of the API is optional.

    "Prefer the system-provided prompt.
    The system's rating prompt offers a familiar, efficient experience that's designed to engage the user with minimal impact."

    Thank you for the links.
     
  20. trumpetmercenary, Feb 12, 2018
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    Yes, pretty fantastic that the Booking.com app just bothered me for a review after I opened it for the first time.

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    (how about instead of a 'not now' option, they include a 'not ever')

    Also, I especially love how I wouldn't even be able to do it if I tried!

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    So, if apps are going to ignore the "don't nag me to review you" setting, they:
    1) shouldn't be dumb enough to ask you for a review for the first time, they should at least wait until you've been using them for a while
    2) shouldn't be dumb enough to ask you to review them when you are on a prerelease version of iOS that won't let you review

    like, seriously! :p
     
  21. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502

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    Yes I would like to see this fixed in iOS. I noticed the nagware, and if I get it more than once, I contact the developer as nagware is not what I paid for to own. If it is a free app, I just delete the app (you get what you pay for...)
     
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  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Settings > iTunes & App Store "In App Ratings & Reviews"

    Switch it off to disable it... be warned last time I checked it doesn't work very well.
     
  24. max2 macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. Any other way ?
     
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