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WWDC 2017: App Rating Changes

Apple is putting an end to the scourge of review prompts that seemed to pop up inside of some apps every few days. In a change to the App Store rules this week, Apple said it will now enforce hard limits on how review prompts show up and how often users have to see them.

First, apps will be required to use a new Apple-made review prompt, which allows users to leave a rating without exiting an app.

An app can only display the prompt three times a year, regardless of how often it’s been updated.

Part of the reason developers have their apps show review prompts so often is because Apple has always reset an app’s rating after every update, even very minor ones. With the redesigned App Store, developers will have the option to change that, so that their app’s ratings are maintained between updates.

And if you release a major new version that drastically changes the core features of your app, you can press the big button to reset the App Store ratings.

The Verge

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