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Is it unfair when iOS asks players to rate just-deleted apps?

10-25-2010, 05:12 AM
#1
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 155
Is it unfair when iOS asks players to rate just-deleted apps?

When you delete an app on the iPad, you are asked to give it a rating. Isn't that a bit odd? If you delete something, you're much more likely than usual to give it a bad rating. We might say "it's still fair because every app gets the same treatment, so it won't skew your app ratings in relation to other apps", but some observations:

- Does it disfavor iPad apps? I didn't see such a request on my iPhone/ iOS4 when I deleted something...
- Does it disfavor apps which are good but simply not for everyone, or for every use case? Perhaps I download something then realize, I wanted it to do something else, but the app is still cool in its own right.
- Does it disfavor free apps, because people are more likely to give those a quick try then quickly delete them again?

To make it more fair, perhaps Apple should:
- also ask people to give a game a rating if the person has been found playing the game a lot. This might give more 5 star ratings.
- add the choice for the user who deleted something to choose "just wasn't for me" instead of giving a bad rating
- simply remove this rating-upon-deletion dialog? Then people who didn't like an app would be required to go through the same obstacle -- looking for the app store review page -- as people who did like it.

Would love to hear your feedback!

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Last edited by Philipp; 10-25-2010 at 05:16 AM.
10-25-2010, 05:20 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
It is very unfair

That's why they removed the rate on delete prompt when they went to iOS4.

Once 4.2 is available for iPad it won't be an issue anymore
10-25-2010, 05:52 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 484
it's removed in the iOS 4.2 beta editions! =]

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10-25-2010, 12:28 PM
#4
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Glad to hear, thanks guys!

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10-25-2010, 12:47 PM
#5
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If you think about it about 99% of the time people delete apps because they dislike them. = low rating.

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