Why some apps only in us app store

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Silver78, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Silver78 macrumors 6502

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    - I often find nice apps only available in u.s. App store... Why is that?
    - Are your reviews of apps removed if you delete the app? If so why? If everyone delete the bad apps what use is rating?
    - Im also missing the option in appstore to change review to other countrys... You read of great reviews on shady or not shady sites but no review in my countrys appstore... Nice way for bad chineese apps to score cash in small countrys.
    - how can apple aprove kids games with in app purchase options of hundreds of dollars in games that are just one armed slotmaschines for kids? Not only the goldcoins or diamonds in games but also purchases to actually complete the games? Latest "kids slot maschine" game is saw was a marvel game !
     
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    No one cares or knows about this? Since I dont even have kids or play fremium games I should not care exept that is see great titles from ex. 2K which is simply in my opinion fraud.
    Also in the google playstore i can understand you have some amount of time to get a refund if games turn out to be not as advertised or not working with your device...good luck getting your money back from apple store!

    If i wanted to pay about 200$ (Worst cases) to play a game to the end it better be a damn good game.....I have seen NONE of these quality games in app store (games like ex. xcom is an exeption)
    If people accept ****** games at this price we are never going to see games like a full gta v show up.
    You get hooked on a game and well into it ....and then you have to pay up. Making the real price of the game difficult to see.
    I will gladly pay 100$ for a good game but i expect quality like on xbox and ps then... If i have to pay a monthly fee it better be worth it.
    This is like the old arcade day when you spend your allowance on mario the difference is just that this i your own expensive device you also buy to play on...win win for bad game developers
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Some developers would rather focus on a subset of users before branching out. Otherwise they will end up having to work on localizations instead of making the product better which is key at the very beginning.

    No, reviews are never deleted unless the app is pulled from the store. You don't want reviews written in French in the US store. Likewise you don't want English reviews in the France store.

    I agree there is an IAP issue. But there are already mechanisms in place so that parents can stop their kids from spending in the first place.
     
  4. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understood some of that...
    Happy to know reviews stay even you delete the app.
    Im not saying to have french reviews mixed with english but simply if no review in own language to ad an extra button that pops up a scrooler so you can choose to see reviews from other countrys (so when a game say no1 in 17 countrys two years in a row you can actually check in ex. English reviews (im danish).
    Great you can switch on the limitations as a parant but im more focused on why games the extreme "slot maschines" are even allowed? And most are clearly targeted for kids which i think is truly disgusting! (other than apple getting their share) also think its undermining real good games being made for ios.
    I know first priority for game developers is to make money but I get a feeling that many fremium games are build up around a model for making money not the model for making great games. The skeleton of the games is the moneygrab and not the game it self. Like the game developers say" we want to make money here 10% in the game, here 25% in the game , here and here and so on...we will design the game and story around that"
    "I want my money back" i often see in reviews ....well can they easily get their money back? I would try out and buy more games if I knew I could get money back if game was fraud...and there is many of those...and apps also. Apple should take some responsibility here since they take some of that money..

    Every day that goes jailbreak and pirated games and NES sounds more and more tempting
     
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    I would like to see all reviews together. I've never understood separating the stores by country. That's the single thing Google Play does better than iTunes.
     
  6. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Help make app store app better

    There is in on apple website no support for the app store app!?
    Help make that happen.

    Please Write to apple support for one of the other apple apps with refrence to this thread


    https://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  7. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    http://reportaproblem.apple.com/
    You don't need luck, it's very easy actually... Up to 45 days after purchase if I recall correctly
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I think if you stepped into a real casino, you'd see just how childish the real things are. I only recently played on a machine where the bonus game was tapping on random flowers to reveal bonuses. That whole slot game was about a bee and gardening.

    That's why there are rules that state that you can't go and play on those things if you're under 21 in most places. They feel like any other game.

    And they are fun to play even without the real money involved. I agree that it's something that people shouldn't be investing real money into though, and that is one segment in IAP games that I would like to see them ban.

    Games have always been made for people to mindlessly spend their money on them and yes, you're right that they're no different from the arcades from years ago. Apple, Google, Amazon, and the others can't do anything about it when consumers are willingly paying into that and it's a million dollar market.

    There are plenty of non-IAP games paid worth checking out on the stores. People always complain about the longevity of most of them, but then forget that something like Sonic the Hedgehog can be beaten in less than 20 minutes.
     
  9. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know several people who tried and never got back answers or a single dime

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    A sort of Very clear PG rating/warning would be nice.. That would make some parents think more about downloading for their kids and for me:) "warning this game contains in large app purchase to play through and not suited for kids under 15/18 what ever" ....god my ipad hardresets every 10 minutes now... Difficult to get through even a single post in here
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    What iPad are you using? We'll help you try and sort it out. :)

    Generally speaking, those under 13 shouldn't be using the App Store to begin with because of the law passed in 1999 prohibiting companies from obtaining information from children.

    Developers put those sort of warnings in their descriptions already and people still complain about it. It's not like it's not there.
     
  11. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know this:) but its like the teddybear liqour bottles ...not for kids but still

    http://youtu.be/McKW5z3mNTQ

    Regarding the ipad i guess only to wait for 8.1.1 and see:-/
     
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    Also have a question regarding ownership of the apps.
    It says buy when i buy an app ...not rent.
    I spend money on sketchbook pro...but now it not in app store anymore and the creators made two new apps instead?
    That means that when i look at the collection of apps i spend money on i cant be sure they are there next time i look!
    I can not use the old aps in "windows 95 mode" if you understand which means the app is lost?
    I feel like its the same as if i would buy a cd in itunes store and next time i want to download it.... Its gone. There is the same cd but now there is a christmas bell in the corner of the cd cover and that makes it a new cd ...a new purchase. If you get my point.

    I do not hope i sound too angry its just i come from a small country with faith and some trust in others and strict regulations when it comes to stuff like this (which even my govenment tried to adress apple about with no real luck) i feel like im in hustler hell when in app store and no real "spamfilter" to help.
    Apps go from better to bad to fremium
     
  13. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I just returned a game (purchased wrong item as a reason) and got a refund. You don't even need CS for that, it's automated...

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    I was able to download Flappy Bird long after it was pulled from the App Store so yes, once you bought an app it's yours.
     
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It has always been in the iTunes store terms that you as a customer need to do your own backups. Considering that some of these older APIs have been deprecated due to security issues, they aren't about to offer backwards compatibility. If you depend so much on an app, stay on the iOS version it supports. That is no different to what a company who makes a $1,000 piece of software would tell you.

    Autodesk is king at charging you on a yearly basis for software that is pretty much the same as the previous year. Full blown Sketchbook Pro is $200, and the consumer version is $60 something.
     
  15. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay:) been i while since I tried but great that the support is now there:) will pass that along

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    I will note that about autodesk:) i could as you said be a question about ios 8 support...

    Great its seems im out of questions... Learned alot these past days:) thanks
     

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