6 years ago, Pro App Reviews
This Developer Is A Liar
In the description of the app, the Developer says that giving his product great reviews "really help us to add new features." Well, he has 187 5-star reviews, and yet he abandoned the app a year and a half ago. This is a common plea among app makers, and many, (like this guy), never actually reward the time and effort you spent giving them those high reviews. It's a form of fraud, actually, and I'd like to see The App Store ban this all-too-common form of begging. If you created the app to make money, then let the money be your motivator. Because, for some strange reason, apps seem to be the one product that implies they will hold their services hostage unless I write a good review for them. My mechanic, or dry cleaner never tell me that they'll do a better job and work harder if only I will write a positive review. I don't consider bug fixes and adding more in-app purchases to be doing me a big favor. It's just part of doing your job as a Developer, and finding new ways to monetize the product. So why do I have to write a good review, in order for you to fix bugs? And if your product is good enough to generate word-of-mouth, then it will happen organically, without requesting reviews. So stop begging for reviews. And if customers DO leave them, then honor your word, and don't abandon your customers, when they kept up their end of the bargain.