If you take at trip through the App Store today, you might take notice of some early spring cleaning. Apple decided to completely delete reviews for apps, from users who hadn’t downloaded the app in question.
Apple has changed the ‘review and comment’ rules before. A few months ago, Apple changed the system so that only customers who actually bought an app could leave a review. Now they’ve just taken it a step further.
This will change the scoring landscape, specifically for apps who’ve received thousands of reviews. Some will see an increase in average review scores, while others will see a decrease. It will be interesting to see who favors, and who is hurt by this. Perhaps, it might weed out some app devs who were boosting their scores.
I’m going to try and browse through to find any significant changes that I’ve noticed. If readers would be so kind, please report any huge changes that you notice.