January 17, 2022

New Evaluation Immediate in Apple Podcasts Inflating Its App Retailer Score

Kosta EleftheriouNew Review

Beginning September, Apple silently started permitting customers to go away reviews for its apps on the App Store. Virtually all Apple apps had been bombarded with detrimental opinions and poor scores. Nevertheless, the Apple Podcasts app that had an abysmally low ranking of 1.eight stars, instantly shot to 4.6 stars in simply over a month.

Did Apple take heed to all people’s suggestions and replace the app to your listening pleasure? Did that, in flip, trigger customers to flock to the App Retailer and depart glowing opinions for the app? Sadly, that’s not the case right here. Self-proclaimed “skilled App Retailer critic” Kosta Eleftheriou who first noticed the mysterious bounce in Apple Podcasts star scores, famous that no precise fixes had been rolled out.

It’s to be famous that Apple Podcasts now boasts of a 4.6-star ranking with greater than 18,000 scores. That’s an enormous bounce from a mere 1.eight stars amassed from roughly 1,000 scores in early October.

What may have led to this mysterious flood of positivity towards an app that was universally hated only a month in the past? You may see a number of latest constructive opinions, however funnily sufficient, they aren’t concerning the app itself. The five-star opinions are praising the podcasts themselves. Whereas, if you happen to take a look at the one-star opinions, most of them are concerning the Apple Podcasts app.


An Apple spokesperson instructed The Verge, “With iOS 15.1 launched final month, Apple Podcasts started prompting listeners to go away a ranking and evaluate identical to most third-party apps — utilizing the usual Score & Evaluation immediate accessible to all builders.”

It seems that the position of the evaluate immediate is the supply of confusion. Maybe the immediate seems on the finish of the podcast, which may clarify the podcast content-centric opinions. Nevertheless, different podcast apps on the App Retailer didn’t appear to have the problem.

Do you suppose Apple Podcasts is inflating its scores by duping customers with trojan evaluate prompts? Tell us within the feedback.

[By way of
The Verge]

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