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iTunes App Store Ratings

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

I think the ratings system is somewhat flawed. At least from the standpoint of being able to rate an application when you delete it from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Sure, when you have thousands of downloads, like Wooly Wind Chill has, you will have some detractors. You can’t please everyone, nor should you try. But…when a person is deleting your application from their devices, and that is when they are given the opportunity to rate the app, well, what are the chances that they are going to rate it five stars!?! If they “Loved It”, then they probably wouldn’t be deleting it.

I just think it is the equivalent of a loaded question…”ah, you are deleting me…did you not like me?”. Or, when you read on forums how awful xyz product is as posted by 10 customers (you see it all the time on Apple’s discussion forums), and yet the other 100 million users have never had a lick of an issue, which you don’t see posted as often or with as much vigor (besides, they would be labeled as “fanboys”).

Which, I guess is what I doing here….writing a blog entry because I’ve got a bit of a rant.