“Several readers have pointed out that app ratings and reviews are currently missing from App Store listings as viewed through iTunes,” MacRumors reports.
MacDailyNews Note: We, along with our readers, began noticing this earlier today, too.
MacRumors reports, “The reason for the change is unknown, but reports of it have been trickling in over the past fifteen hours and Apple has apparently yet to acknowledge the issue.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good thing for us!
We’ll hope to have positive news to share regarding our MDN app’s performance soon. Most of the issues aren’t with the app itself, but with the load placed on the server to send out the push notifications (the app’s not freezing, it’s just not getting what it needs). We’re working on it. We’re also looking into the issue of dropped logins, too.
Here’s the thing about those App Store ratings/reviews: Apple let just about anything in and never removed ratings/reviews that were simply wrong. For example: users giving one star ratings with reviews complaining about Push Notifications because they didn’t know how to turn them on/off (Settings>Notifications and turn them on/of universally or control them on an app by app basis) or a Windows sufferer who happens to have an iPod touch who didn’t like an article of ours that called Microsoft “Mediocresoft” – a compliment actually; mediocre is a rare top-end achievement for them – and therefore gives our app a one star rating. Hopefully, Apple’s finally fixing the App Store ratings and reviews mess. If they leave them off the App Store forever… hey, worse things have happened.