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Quotes in App Description?

04-11-2009, 03:01 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 61
Quotes in App Description?

Hi fellow developers,

What's the common practice for quoting people in your App Descriptions?
I know it's common practice to quote review sites..

But how about quoting users from bulletin boards? Or from customer feedback from App Store Review comments?

Is this considered bad etiquette? Or Non common practice? What are your thoughts.

Cheers
Xyzl
04-11-2009, 04:50 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 2,404
Hi I never replied to your other thread. I like the longer version.

Don't check this site or private messages often.

04-11-2009, 05:42 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 22
I have seen somebody quoted iTunes reviews in the app description. It wasn't of any interest to me, most reviews on iTunes rate the app 1 or 5 start. Of course some people write good reviews on iTunes, but this app had quotes like "Simply the best app ever" that doesn't help the user to decide if he wants to buy it or not. My first and only thought about it was that no review sites had written any thing good about it so they put up iTunes reviews.
04-11-2009, 06:22 PM
#4
Quoting a review from a review site would be a good idea as iTunes viewers may not visit the site/see the review. Quoting from an iTunes review in iTunes description text wouldn't seem such a good idea as the person can easily view the reviews if that is important to them. As for forum posts.... I don't think that these would carry as much weight as a review from a game site.

Dan Marchant - Biz Dev Bloke Strawdog Studios
Turbo Duck for iPhone/iPod Touch.
04-11-2009, 09:41 PM
#5
I agree, quoting from a review site is your best option.
04-12-2009, 01:24 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
True, but I wouldn't mind reading a few small "User feedback" quotes. Things like "This game rocks!" don't carry so much wheight, but if someone says something a bit more specific like "The gameplay is really unique, the screenshots don't do it justice" then that would get me to do more research about the game.

And not everyone can get their game reviewed by TouchArcade etc., so then user feedback could be the way to go.
I would ask the user if it's OK to quote them with their (user)name or if the he/she should be quoted anonimously (like "A TouchArcade forums user").

Stefan
04-12-2009, 01:39 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
I've seen some apps post quotes attributed to "TouchArcade" that were actually just forum posts.

kinda sketchy.

arn
04-12-2009, 05:58 AM
#8
Yea that kind of thing is pretty poor form.

Dan Marchant - Biz Dev Bloke Strawdog Studios
Turbo Duck for iPhone/iPod Touch.
04-12-2009, 12:00 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
I've seen some apps post quotes attributed to "TouchArcade" that were actually just forum posts.

kinda sketchy.

arn
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04-12-2009, 04:08 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
I've seen some apps post quotes attributed to "TouchArcade" that were actually just forum posts.

kinda sketchy.

arn

I know what you mean, I did it by accident as well by following what others had in their descriptions. Good thing GatorDeb pointed it out to me, so I was able to correct it pretty quickly.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.