How do you guys feel about App review popups

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by HTMLEgg, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. HTMLEgg

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    I've noticed a number of Apps have a auto pop up that ask you to provide a review, it usually comes up after you've used the App a few times. You are provided with options to Review now, Remind again and Cancel.

    Being a developer, I wonder how users feel about this. Do you think it's reasonable to include such an add-on within an App or does it frustrate users?

    Thanks, I look forward to hearing from everyone.
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I don't mind if it only pops up once - but gives me the option elsewhere for a review - or, remind me in 7 days.

    Tim
     
  3. Mickey330

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    As a user, it annoys the heck out of me! I can live with one (one!) pop-up. It's bothersome, but liveable.

    It's the ones that Continue. To. Ask. For. A. Review. that annoy me. Unfortunately, I usually do like the app, so I don't delete it because of that irritation.

    It could be just me - because, as a rule, I don't do reviews. I figure me purchasing the app is review enough, especially if I go back to purchase a full-fledged app after being allowed the opportunity to try out a [free] Lite version.

    Good luck in your development project(s).

    Marilyn
     
  4. addiosamigo

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    Lose connectivity while trying to update email which is like 4 profiles! That's annoying! :) but to answer your question, no it doesn't bother me, I get it with windows updates all the time so I'm used to it!
     
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  5. K1W1

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    Hate them and will not post a review on any app that uses this technique.
     
  6. freebirdforever

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    Meh. It depends for me really. Usually based on what I'm doing at the time. If its something important it can get kind of annoying.
     
  7. HTMLEgg

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    Thanks for the feedback. What if it's not in the form of a popup, say it's more like a button in the option setting somewhere, is that more tolerable? I think I've seen this being done a few times too, although the popup is more common.
     
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    I quite like that idea
     
  9. jsh1120

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    I think many users have been conditioned to hate pop-ups of any kind. (The little mouse-over pop-ups are especially annoying.) I typically do provide a review; a sort of pay-it-forward because I appreciate reading them when I'm purchasing an app. But it would be less annoying to have a prominently displayed review button than a pop-up.
     
  10. Sonicrobby

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    I find it annoying honestly. if I open the app, I am intent on using the app right away, a popup offering to take me away from the app when I want to use the app is a bit aggravating...
     

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