iTunes Reviews Now Show Version

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by return7, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. return7 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty cool. It also shows that AAPL didn't really take away the on-delete reviews. They just hid them from the total but still tallied their values.

    EDIT: Aaaaaand now I see the old view. Awesome. >.<
    [​IMG]
     
  2. stujmac26 macrumors regular

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    Makes a lot more sense - I hate reading people's comments where they complete about functionality and not knowing whether it's been fixed or not!

    Go Apple!! :):apple::)
     
  3. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Is this a developers view only??? I do not seem to have access. My view is the same old view.
     
  4. return7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I have a normal ol' iTunes account..nothing special there. I think it takes time to be pushed to all of the iTunes servers plus I believe iTunes does some aggressive client-side caching. It might take a little time for it to show up for you, basically.
     
  5. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

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    great to see this yet, i'm still having issues with updated applications showing old updates which I have updated already! Grrr...
     
  6. TheYankees1903 macrumors regular

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    Apple Brings Changes To App Store Ratings System

    Apple Has brought about a change to the App Store rating system...

    It now sorts by the number of reviews for the current version and the number of reviews for all versions combined...

    Check out some apps and you will see for yourself... What do you guys think?

    TheYankees1903 :apple:
     
  7. chemistslime macrumors member

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    Change in app store ranking system with pictures

    Hi there,
    I frequent the site so much and now I finally get to contribute. YAY! I have an app out on the app store and today I noticed some changes in the ranking of the apps. I have attached a screenshot and it seems that they now display the date of when the user ranked it and the version they were using. As well as include the "invisible" deletions in total reviews.

    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4342/rankingchangepicture.png

    This does not apply to all apps just yet, as my other app remains the same. I think this is a trickle roll out.
     
  8. wooo macrumors member

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    Cool features... and much needed!

    I'm especially grateful for it since as a single developer with not enough beta testers, there were a few "issues" in the first version of my app. This gives a better chance the those old skeletons won't be dragged out of the closet for the rest of my app's life...

    More screenshots on my blog:

    http://ootunes.blogspot.com/2009/03/app-store-reviews-now-separated-by.html

    in case you still can't see it in your own iTunes :) (and note, this is BEFORE upgrading to iTunes 8.10)

    oohh... I just noticed it also shows the date of the review (I assume it's the last modified date, since reviews can be changed)
     
  9. earful macrumors newbie

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    what i like is being able to see the actual date of the review.
     
  10. return7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    definitely a win-win for everyone..now if they'd just get rid of those lame on-delete "reviews"
     
  11. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes App Store now includes option to rate each version of your purchased Apps

    Wow, they relocated my post quick...
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Nice, Apple is really upping the iTunes App Store.
     
  13. wonza macrumors member

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    I agree with that! but at least its an improvement
     
  14. wooo macrumors member

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    Apparently another improvement is that apple gives a warning when you try to post a review when not using the latest version! This is also a good thing. I wonder if there's a non-intrusive way to similarly ask for feedback/ratings when you've used an app > 20 times or something (to balance out the delete/1-star crap). Maybe when you keep the version current (after getting 3 or 4 updates for an app) they could prompt for it (less intrusive than after running an app 10 or 20 times), but still encourage those that may actually like the app to leave feedback/ratings.
     
  15. wonza macrumors member

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    I can definitly confirm the review on delete carries the same weight as the other written reviews.. at very least they should be weighted according to the number of sales, ie so if it gets 10 reviews from deletions and 2000 sales, those 10 reviews count alot less than if the app had only made 500 sales.
     

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