Apple seems to be addressing a lot of the shortcomings that various sites and companies have complained about over the years. The “rate this app as you delete it” feature was something that caused developers a lot of grief, and really felt quite imbalanced, since there was no default system to ask people to rate […]
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iPhone OS 4.0 removes “Rate on Delete”

Apple seems to be addressing a lot of the shortcomings that various sites and companies have complained about over the years. The “rate this app as you delete it” feature was something that caused developers a lot of grief, and really felt quite imbalanced, since there was no default system to ask people to rate apps that they enjoyed using. So instead of being a fair method of helping promote or demote apps based on merit, this “rate on delete” pop-up was essentially an Apple-endorsed “rate it if you hate it” system  (see Marc from Ilium Software’s great post about this). Developers should be happy to know, however, that the screenshot above should no longer be a problem come iPhone 4.0.

What remains to be seen is whether or not Apple implements anything to help developers get more useful ratings — or, god forbid, more useful iTunes reviews (“faaaaail”, “this game suuuuuux”).

[via MacRumors]

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