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    Exclamation Purchasing now mandatory to review AppStore apps!


    You will see the above error from now if you review any app without purchasing.

    This is a big reform in the review system of AppStore. There has been complaints about some useless reviews which made the position and sales of apps declined in the store. Finally, Apple has decided to change this faulty system. For this, they have made it mandatory to buy the app before you review it so you can't just write idiotic reviews or overcome your anger...



    Even this was a big weapon for the developer of the competing apps. They could easily spoil the reputation of the other apps by writing crazy reviews and even spoil the rating.

    In short, this is a great step taken by Apple to improve the functioning of the AppStore and make it a fairer place for both the sellers and the buyers.

    Though current problem is that the free apps will still be littered with some crappy reviews but we can now be sure that the paid apps we buy are worth our money.
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    Hahaha, am I the only one who got a kick out of reading all those reviews?

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    Hahaha, am I the only one who got a kick out of reading all those reviews?
    You're the only one who had the time

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    "I HATE YOUR FACE!" LOL!!!, what app was that a review for btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
    You're the only one who had the time
    Clearly.

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    to me this is good. at least you dont have to read all the other reviews that people put without even trying it out. makes it less clutter.


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    Wow, this well definitely was a much needed revision of the app store, the reviews were almost devolving to the standard of youtube comments (which i generally refer to as the lowliest component of modern civilization)

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    Thank god! Review system got normal now!
    I just got bored of those retarded reviews.

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    Thank god...too many douche bags writing bogus reports. After developers spend their time to write decent apps. Good job apple.

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    Thumbs up Wee Mistype :D
    "BUY the app before you PURCHASE it"

    Couldn’t help it.

    But regarding the article, I read reviews on a particular app and they were bad, but I downloaded anyway and the app was excellent.

    Sometimes I think its jealousy with the apps, certain developers not liking somebody building a similar app. Just my 2c worth
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    lol phailed spelling ... what about the nice people who used the cracked apps =( -.-

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    best thing apple has done for awhile, i hated all those stupid reviews like giving an app 1 star without even trying it,

    The only problem is i haven't paid for any of my apps, hehehe don't ban me lol im just saying


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    I can still write a crappy review if I buy the thing. Bottom line is... all apps should be free to use for a number of days (maybe hours) and let people decide for themselves if they want to buy. This wouldn't be that hard to implement, but wait... all those crappy apps wouldn't see nearly the amount of sales. Greed > convenience!
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    This is the way it should of been since the beginning, God I was getting sick and tired of hearing people rate something a 1 because they felt the app should be free and not cost money! That doesn't help me at all in my decision making of wanting to check the app out or not lol. Also the person above who mentioned Youtube comments you are so correct there just WOW such low quality its insanity! Where did these human beings come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elr0y7 View Post
    "I HATE YOUR FACE!" LOL!!!, what app was that a review for btw?
    Lmao. I wanna know as well

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    Finally. Good move Apple.

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    who gives.... they should have a try and buy option for a true review to occur. Alot of programs on the net are like that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdub View Post
    who gives.... they should have a try and buy option for a true review to occur. Alot of programs on the net are like that .
    I agree with the try and buy. Now devs have started putting out "lite" versions for free and if you like it you can buy the full version.
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    Awwwww.... all those guys with every app from the store, but they are cracked, can't tell you how good they are
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    Now if we could just get some sub-categories the store would be really functional. For the games especially. There's over 1,000 now.

    (for the device itself, I'm aware that there are sub-categories on iTunes from a desktop.)

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