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A rant about the mobile content industry, from those who have been in the trenches

Android Market rating system: how to improve it?


The Ratings Problem

You slave away creating your android app or game. You test it on multiple devices, polish it up and then whack it on the old Android Market and watch the good times role, yes?

Well, sometimes. But let’s assume for the moment that your app is well received and the downloads (free or paid) start rolling in. Users start posting comments and ratings out of 5 stars. If those ratings are good your downloads will probably snowball since other users will often search for apps by rating. If you’re near the top, then you will probably stay there. It’s the old “rich get richer” mechanic. HAPPY DAYS!

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Posted by David Kainer on August 12th, 2010 :: Filed under vision and trends
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