App Store Reviews Now Require Download or Purchase

Matt Gemmell:

Just a small positive note amongst the gloom of NDAs, app rejections and approval delays: Apple have today changed how the customer reviews system works for App Store applications: you now must have downloaded or purchased the app before you’re allowed to post a review on it.

This is a big deal, a huge improvement, because the reviews for most not-free apps in the store are riddled with useless, inane, zero-star reviews complaining about the price of the app from idiots who haven’t actually used the software.

Saturday, 27 September 2008