Friday, February 27, 2009
Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM
"When the app store launched in 2008, you could review the app even if you didn't buy it. As a result there were a lot of static reviews, both good and bad, as companies tried to push their products or topple competitors. In September, Apple announced a ban on non-customer reviews from the apps, but the old reviews were still visible."
This is a great day for developers whose apps were unfairly panned by people who had never bother trying them. The situation at the App Store was really bad. It reminded me of the situation on Amazon with Spore where people who didn't even buy the game were slamming it with negative reviews just because of the DRM and had never even played the game. It's not fair to developers, and this ought to further ingratiate Apple with a group of people they need and who, for the most part recently, haven't been too happy with them.