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AppReviewsFinder - grab App reviews from worldwide App Stores

11-18-2009, 07:41 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
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AppReviewsFinder - grab App reviews from worldwide App Stores

I have developed a Java application that downloads iPhone App reviews and ratings from the various iTunes Stores around the world.

AppReviewsFinder website.

It can translate the reviews using the Google AJAX Language API.
11-18-2009, 08:09 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SEOUL/KOREA
Posts: 114
Great application! I just used it to see iPharaoh's world review. It is awesome! (Except that it does not show me Japanese/Chinese reviews lol and it doesn't show more than 10 reviews;;; is there any way to see more than 10 reviews for each country?)

11-18-2009, 09:12 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
Awesome! Thanks so much for this great tool!
11-19-2009, 04:50 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxmind View Post
Great application! I just used it to see iPharaoh's world review. It is awesome! (Except that it does not show me Japanese/Chinese reviews lol and it doesn't show more than 10 reviews;;; is there any way to see more than 10 reviews for each country?)
Did a quick check for iPharaoh reviews. For Japan it shows 3 reviews for version 1.0.0 and 1 for version 1.1.0 and none for the latest version 1.2.0. There are no reviews from China.

AppReviewsFinder should find and display as many reviews as there are for an app. For example Flight Control shows something like 399 french reviews for version 1.0.
11-19-2009, 04:53 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SEOUL/KOREA
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I did with Flight Control as well. Texts just don't show up for Japanese/Chinese;;
(iPharaoh's Japanese reviews don't show up;;
Another question I have is how do I see the reviews more than 10? (It seems to show me only those first 10 reviews?)
11-19-2009, 04:56 AM
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11-19-2009, 06:30 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxmind View Post
I did with Flight Control as well. Texts just don't show up for Japanese/Chinese;;
(iPharaoh's Japanese reviews don't show up;;
Another question I have is how do I see the reviews more than 10? (It seems to show me only those first 10 reviews?)
The Japanese characters show up fine for me under OS X (assuming the characters are correct, I cannot read/recognise japanese characters). Under Windows I am getting little boxes. That maybe that Java isn't using a font that supports Japanese character or that the string encoding is getting lost/changed somewhere. I will look into it.

I have no problem downloading and displaying more than 10 reviews. For example I just downloaded 94 reviews from GB for the latest version of Bejeweled 2 and can happily scroll through them in the right hand area of the window.
11-19-2009, 08:23 AM
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Location: SEOUL/KOREA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by massycat View Post
The Japanese characters show up fine for me under OS X (assuming the characters are correct, I cannot read/recognise japanese characters). Under Windows I am getting little boxes. That maybe that Java isn't using a font that supports Japanese character or that the string encoding is getting lost/changed somewhere. I will look into it.

I have no problem downloading and displaying more than 10 reviews. For example I just downloaded 94 reviews from GB for the latest version of Bejeweled 2 and can happily scroll through them in the right hand area of the window.
I see. I will try on my Mac. However, on my windows 7 machine, I don't seem to see any Chinese or Japanese characters at all as well as more than 10 reviews. I will let you know how it works on my mac. (I'm sure it will show all good! )
Thanks anyway for quick responses and for this good application!
11-20-2009, 08:38 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 11
I have updated AppReviewsFinder to version 0.9.4. This version corrects some character encoding issues when reading the reviews from their XML files (makes sure they are read as UTF8).

Find it on the AppReviewsFinder web page.
11-20-2009, 10:20 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SEOUL/KOREA
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by massycat View Post
I have updated AppReviewsFinder to version 0.9.4. This version corrects some character encoding issues when reading the reviews from their XML files (makes sure they are read as UTF8).

Find it on the AppReviewsFinder web page.
Awesome! I just check the latest update. It works perfect with all those chinese/korean/japanese! (can see more than 10 reviews as well!)
Thanks for this wonderful app!