+ Reply
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 32

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: iPhone 4.0 Dumps "Rate on Delete" for Apps

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
The new iPhone OS is bringing to an end a familiar prompt that showed itself to those preparing to delete an app that was no longer wanted, enjoyed, or deleted.
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,681
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,475 Times in 562 Posts

    Default iPhone 4.0 Dumps "Rate on Delete" for Apps


    The new iPhone OS is bringing to an end a familiar prompt that showed itself to those preparing to delete an app that was no longer wanted, enjoyed, or deleted. First introduced in iPhone 2.2, the ability to "Rate on Delete" has been a well-established option that enabled users to give one final thumbs up or down to their departing app. Well, no longer with this option be available.

    It stands to reason that such a prompt would - at least, in theory - be desirable to developers in hopes of obtaining some measure of feedback from iPhone users who used a particular application. In addition, bulking up the App Store's reviews and user ratings was another added benefit to Apple of having the prompt. And although the prompt didn't obligate anyone to rate a departing app, let's face it, most of us still assigned a 1-5 star rating upon termination.

    Unfortunately, then, it also makes sense that some developers feel that the prompt to "rate on delete" negatively impacted user ratings.

    Needless to say, if you're deleting an app, you're either tired of it, annoyed by it, or ready to replace the old with the new. As a result, that "mindset" will likely effect how you rate an app that you're tossing. It may have been a five-star app only three weeks ago. But now that you've found better, the app will only get two stars on deletion. This situation has increasingly made developers displeased with the process.

    So for the new iPhone OS, this longstanding prompt will no longer be featured. Instead, the only way to rate an application is to go to the App Store and rate the app there.

  2. #2
    shoop da woop ikesmasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,554
    Thanks
    189
    Thanked 128 Times in 99 Posts

    yey!

  3. #3
    Go Giants whereswaldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    4,382
    Thanks
    187
    Thanked 359 Times in 257 Posts

    i always just click "no thanks" but i think that the devs r right and when people do rate them, it would negatively impact the ratings
    p.s. why would u delete JellyCar
    Name? whereswaldo
    iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
    Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
    Location? Toronto
    Found yet? No

  4. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone cookbenj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    148
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts

    i aint a developer but i did like the idea of rating the app, but i spose you can do that in the app store anyway
    dont you hate it when someones signature looks like someones post?


    what a game

  5. #5
    MMi's "X" Member awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Dragonspiral Tower in 3DS
    Posts
    4,524
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 347 Times in 259 Posts

    That's good. That was a terrible idea anyway since it put a negative impact on applications.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to awesomeSlayer For This Useful Post:

    Ashton Huey (04-11-2010)

  7. #6
    What's Jailbreak? opiak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    norcal
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    ha i would rate every app 5 stars before deletion

    but yea, who cares! check the app for your damn self, dont rely on some "rate"
    Last edited by opiak; 04-11-2010 at 10:26 AM.

  8. #7
    Green Apple sphangman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts

    there are too many idiots out there to still have this feature. I have seen reviewers giving 1 star because they bought a GPS app and didn't read the info saying it was for 3G/s only. I think reviewers also need a rating to weed out the morons.

  9. #8
    My iPhone is a Part of Me Jay316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts

    Surely the fact you are deleting an app means you don't want it or don't like it, thus would rate it low
    16GB iPhone 4
    160GB Black iPod Classic

    Sold
    16GB iPhone 3GS
    60GB iPod Classic
    80GB iPod Classic

    Broke
    120GB iPod Classic
    16GB iPhone

  10. #9
    What's Jailbreak? ZmanGroup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I always press "no thanks"

  11. #10
    Green Apple idigipunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I'm glad!

  12. #11
    Livin the iPhone Life reznor9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    1,015
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 118 Times in 84 Posts

    First off i agree that this is stupid to have the rate option upon deletion for the reasons stated already... I will most likely never give a good rating to an app Im deleting, otherwise I wouldnt be deleting it... maybe instead prompt the question why are you deleting?
    A) Dont use it
    B) Found something better
    C) Not Satisfied
    D) Other
    and a comment box to explain...

    Or make the option on the "jiggly icons" an Info button instead of a delete button... pressing it would tell you the version number and release date of the app, and also give the options RATE - DELETE - CANCEL... I would be more likely to rate with this setup... as I never go into the AppStore to look for an installed app and then rate it...

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to reznor9 For This Useful Post:

    DisneyRicky (04-11-2010), Forever Young (04-11-2010)

  14. #12
    Britney Spears of MMi Zeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    3,664
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 180 Times in 148 Posts

    I always press the 1 star.
    EDM

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Zeal For This Useful Post:

    DisneyRicky (04-11-2010)

  16. #13
    What's Jailbreak? ZmanGroup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    why would somebody delete jellycar

  17. #14
    Livin the iPhone Life sziklassy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Iowa (ISU for Vet School!)
    Posts
    3,920
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 310 Times in 264 Posts

    It may have put a negative impact on apps in a way, but it would be only those frequently deleted, right? If you app isn't trash, it porbably isn't getting deleted all that frequently. There needs to be a "rate this app" somewhere in the main menu of apps. Something that isn't in the way, but that is more easily accessible than logging in to iTunes to do it. I know I would rate much more frequently myself.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings

  18. #15
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    I dunno, as for myself, Ive always voted about the OVERALL experience with the app. I have some apps that I just got tired of but only after weeks or months of using it. It has been a 5 star app and just cuz I tired of it doesnt take anything away from it

    Plus I personally never rate apps in the actual app store just upon deletion


    Oh yeah and some idiots in the app store give 1 star to apps thinking they are the highest rating.. :/

  19. #16
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I have the maximum number of apps installed so when I clean out several less used apps, I may have thought it was a good app, just didn't use it very much.

  20. #17
    iPhone? More like MyPhone romeo_herman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    297
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 42 Times in 15 Posts

    I always delete app from iTunes.....

  21. #18
    iPhoneaholic southfrisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    It may have put a negative impact on apps in a way, but it would be only those frequently deleted, right? If you app isn't trash, it porbably isn't getting deleted all that frequently. There needs to be a "rate this app" somewhere in the main menu of apps. Something that isn't in the way, but that is more easily accessible than logging in to iTunes to do it. I know I would rate much more frequently myself.
    More and more devs are putting that ability inside their apps. Usually look in the settings/about/feedback sections which will let you rate the app in iTunes. I think that is a much better process than utilizing a pop up before deletion which I am sure skewed some people to rate the app low.

    I just know the ratings are all subjective anyway. I hold reviews from my friends and family much higher than that of some nicknamed anonymous person on iTunes who I don't know (which by the way lots of the ratings on iTunes are pure kiddie littered garbage). An extra point, if someone managed to sound intelligent inside an iTunes review I might consider theirs as well but those are few and far between.
    "To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare

  22. #19
    Livin the iPhone Life billchase2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ann Arbor
    Posts
    1,544
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 60 Times in 52 Posts

    Makes sense to me. They seemed to be a bit one-sided since the user was deleting the app.
    21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
    iPhone 4 32 GB l  TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad

  23. #20
    Livin the iPhone Life steve-z17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,233
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 141 Times in 121 Posts

    I don't think it'll change anything drastically for developers. I'm sure there's a better way to get apps noticed for everyone.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts