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Originally Posted by teej1410 Ugh, I hate reloading data. Just when you think you're all done with everything loading.......noooope. Hint while it's doing that double tap the home button then...
02-29-2012, 08:48 AM #21
02-29-2012, 12:50 PM #22
That reloading data that you hate so much is what takes the recent updates lists and makes them incorporated into the Cydia "Browser Structure" so you can click and install.
Last edited by zrevai; 02-29-2012 at 12:54 PM.
02-29-2012, 12:58 PM #23
02-29-2012, 01:13 PM #24
02-29-2012, 01:29 PM #25
I usually test tweaks etc and post app/tweak reviews before posting reviews. I see most tech reviewers check changes in cydia and use that as a guide but that's not always the tuning fork for "new" tweaks you should try my2cents lol
02-29-2012, 02:58 PM #26
The App Store should be more like Cydia IMO.
02-29-2012, 07:48 PM #27
Certain repos have a comment area on the tweaks they have, not many bother to comment but it's something
02-29-2012, 09:48 PM #28
I'm all for the rating system.
03-01-2012, 08:51 AM #29
03-10-2012, 12:23 PM #30
It's really about time cydia built in a rating system. I've been burned with a few apps with no support from developers at all.
But honestly, what can we do to force an update like this? There's no competition to flock to so unfortunately, we are all stuck. But maybe we can all send an email or voice our opinions together somehow. Petition?
03-21-2012, 04:57 PM #31
03-23-2012, 09:58 AM #32
Is there a different website that has reviews for reliable cydia apps?
03-23-2012, 06:08 PM #33
03-26-2012, 02:22 AM #34
04-25-2012, 09:49 AM #35
The devs usually have a FB or Twitter account. If I have a problem with a tweak/hack/app, I just go there for support. They are more likely to reply when you post it where the world can see.
04-29-2012, 10:36 PM #36
There are some comments from saurik about the complexities of potentially including ratings and reviews quoted in this article from a while ago - you can scroll down to "'Rate' and 'Review' Sections", and I'll also quote the relevant part here:
We actually tried this, and it was a miserable failure: more time had to be spent moderating the reviews, most of which were misleading, inflammatory, or downright inappropriate, than anyone got value out of this mechanism: it was even worse than on the App Store, which is notorious for bad reviews (people often rate down a package for inane reasons, making the data horribly invalid).
Given these issues, I attempted to put together a vision of how comments and ratings could work in Cydia, and even made a trial implementation (screenshots were even handed out at some points, and I did demos at a few conferences), but when word came up that I was even considering releasing it, I received strong pushback from some of the best developers in the ecosystemthe people you are most likely to want to give mega-good reviews tothat if I continued with that they would give up on the ecosystem, due to the issues from before.
And, to be honest, I am not certain that I would have solved those problems, and given subsequent experiences from alternative products, and looking at how people used the ratings, what people said in the comments, and how things finally got rated, I no longer believe that I would have: I believe the concept of the off-the-shelf comments and ratings to be a fundamentally flawed system that inherently leads to abuse.
Now, not all rating systems need to be off-the-shelf, so something truly innovating and actually solving the problem is what I hope to one day provide for Cydia. In the meantime, however, I always do my best to avoid injecting seriously suboptimal tradeoffs into our ecosystem.