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

05-17-2011, 12:46 PM
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Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by Therealtrebitsch View Post
Promo codes can be reviewed in iTunes if you redeem them ON YOUR PC

If you redeem them on your DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, iPod) you CAN NOT review on Appstore.

You CAN NOT review apps in iTunes if you redeemed on your device and synced to iTunes.
That's got to be the strangest move yet. I can't think of a single reason to differentiate between the two. All it does is turn promo giveaways into a gamble with devs hoping users choose to redeem the code on their PC/Mac

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05-17-2011, 01:49 PM
It's probably a sloppy implementation of the new system.
I don't think, it is intended.

06-02-2011, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by marlenedegrood View Post
I think this is a bad move on Apples part. This will give a false sense to potential buyers that all the reviews are honest when in fact it is a small price to pay for a developer to pay some "friends" to buy the app and write false positive reviews. This is a win for dishonest developer and a very poor decision by Apple.
I entirely agree. This policy won't change anything regarding fake reviews.

But this means another slap in the face for indie developers.
Getting attention for a newly published game without having a million-dollar-advertising budget was hard enough already on the App Store.

Being an indie developer myself, I would consider Apple's latest move as a death sentence for many indie games in the future.
Well, there are other mobile platforms out there ...

niebau
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Last edited by niebau; 06-02-2011 at 03:37 AM.
01-14-2014, 06:40 AM
I'm so sorry to revive this thread from its deep slumber but I just need to ask if this is still the case today. So we still can't drop a review if you got the app through a promo code from the developer? Thanks in advance!
01-14-2014, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by zdn1042 View Post
I'm so sorry to revive this thread from its deep slumber but I just need to ask if this is still the case today. So we still can't drop a review if you got the app through a promo code from the developer? Thanks in advance!
Yup it's still the same today.
01-14-2014, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
Yup it's still the same today.
Thank you very much for answering my question. Stretching my luck here but by any chance do you have a link of any recent article with that info on it with you? I tried googling it and the articles I found were 2 years old. It's fine if you don't have it. And, thanks again.
01-14-2014, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by zdn1042 View Post
Thank you very much for answering my question. Stretching my luck here but by any chance do you have a link of any recent article with that info on it with you? I tried googling it and the articles I found were 2 years old. It's fine if you don't have it. And, thanks again.
Sorry I don't, I just know from posts here and when I have tried to review games I've gotten via code I've not been able to. You can't delete the promo version and buy the app either as it will only let you redownload for free.
01-14-2014, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
Sorry I don't, I just know from posts here and when I have tried to review games I've gotten via code I've not been able to. You can't delete the promo version and buy the app either as it will only let you redownload for free.
I see. Thanks again for the info!