Apple limiting how many review pop-ups apps can show
- Author: Latoya Cobb Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 8:13
Due to this many users use to ignore the app review prompts. But, it can be extremely annoying for users.
The new app review guidelines stipulate that developers may no longer create their own pop-ups to ask for a rating. Keep your responses targeted to the user's comments and do not include personal information, spam, or marketing in your response.
Though the "game" didn't make it past Apple's reviewers, the app is now live in Google's Play Store where there are a handful of other Pepe the Frog apps as well. And once a user has left a rating, they'll never see it again.
Now, it's worth noting noting that some of the incentive for developers to constantly prompt for reviews has been taken away.
Apple has updated its App Store policies to allow users to tip developers through an in-app purchase.
The second important point is that the app review prompt will be shown up only 3 times every year irrespective of how often the app has been updated.
If you still dislike the new way of Apple encouraging you to rate apps, you can turn them off altogether by heading into the iOS Settings app.
However, the actual gameplay contained within Pepe Scream doesn't seem to have factored into the app's rejection.
The app, which was shoddily slapped together with poor English syntax and questionable security-compromising prompts, tells the user that their internet is "not safe" to use.
Developers might be wary of this change because of how important user reviews are perceived to be, but prompts for reviews were becoming an intolerable nuisance, but at least Apple is providing a key benefit for developers with that feature.