Promo Codes can't be rated, reviewed and don't count as purchase anymore!

04-30-2011, 07:33 AM
#11
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Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
All right, my review is up on iTunes now. So there goes your theory of apple disallowing reviews from promo codes.

Maybe you posted way too many shill-ish 5 star reviews and got banned from apple. Just guessing here.
I am also not able to review with a promo code, however a Gift code does work. Are you sure it was a promo code not a gift code?

They really need to fix this if they haven't already. I'll keep posting my thoughts on TA of course.
04-30-2011, 07:53 AM
#12
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Originally Posted by secondtime View Post
I am also not able to review with a promo code, however a Gift code does work. Are you sure it was a promo code not a gift code?

They really need to fix this if they haven't already. I'll keep posting my thoughts on TA of course.
Ya, it was a promo for some facebook app I lurked (coz I had no interest in that app other than testing the review) from the promo section here.

04-30-2011, 07:59 AM
#13
Interesting!
04-30-2011, 10:01 AM
#14
We've just found our first review which was generated with a promo-code. It's not showing live yet. I'm not sure where the other "reported "reviews have gone. It's presumed that the update "fixed" something in the store?

BubbleSand - "the best sand app"
Tetroms

Last edited by blitter; 04-30-2011 at 07:56 PM.
05-02-2011, 04:03 AM
#15
I've gotten about 10 promo codes in the last three weeks and I have not been able to write an iTunes review. I redeemed codes via iPhone and iTunes. The usual thing I tried was to delete the app, redownload, click ok on the message saying that this app has already been purchased, then proceed to post my review. So again, I've already waited three weeks and I still can't review.

plus+ scoreloop crystal : looby
agon openfeint gamecenter: loobylibby
05-02-2011, 08:48 AM
#16
Promo Codes can't be rated, reviewed and don't count as purchase anymore!

Apple confirmed, that promo code downloads can't be rated, reviewed and they don't count as purchases anymore, so they don't will alter your ranking list.

Just wanted to let you know.

EDIT:
Quote:
"Hi,
Anand here again from iTunes Store Customer Support. Thanks for writing back and letting me know your concern.
I understand that you are still not able to write a review. I know how disappointing it can be when things don\'t work out the way they should.
I am sorry to inform that it is no longer possible to rate or review an app if it was downloaded using a developer's promotional code.

However, I took the liberty of submitting your feedback to Apple on your behalf. Please know that Apple takes the feedback from our customers very seriously. This is the reason for our feedback page - to create a forum where our users can vent, praise or share whatever feelings they have to allow us to meet your needs, and grow as a company. I suggest that you use the link in order to share your feedback with us. I would also encourage you to share this link with all of your friends and family who wish to submit the feedback, and have them all submit the same request."
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"It is no longer possible to rate or review an app if it was downloaded
using a developer's promotional code.


You can review this app by purchasing it on a different iTunes account
using something other than a developer's promotional code, such as a Gift
Card, Gift Certificate, or other payment options."

Last edited by Therealtrebitsch; 05-02-2011 at 10:28 AM.
05-02-2011, 09:08 AM
#17
did they announce it somewhere ?
or did they answer a question you had about not being able to review/rate ?
05-02-2011, 09:08 AM
#18
I have been able to review a few in the last few days. Is it worldwide?

Currently Playing: Pocket RPG, Tentacle Wars, Oh My Heroes, Minigore 2, Mini Motor Racing, Eufloria, Swordigo
05-02-2011, 09:16 AM
#19
I just tested with my US and UK accounts. Both work fine.

(GC = BUNGLEZ) (OF = farmersuitical) (Plus+ = bungle747) (Crystal = bunglez)

I review apps and games frequently in the UK app store, and here on the forums. If you want anything reviewed, just ask.
05-02-2011, 09:16 AM
#20
i still could review apps on the us store.