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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

Hey folks,

 

This thread has yielded some good review exchanges, but has also had a lot off-topic chatter, as do most forum threads. So, I've come up with a streamlined 3.0 version of this concept: A new BlackBerry Messenger Group!

 

BBM will be available for PlayBook soon, but if you have a BlackBerry smartphone, you can participate now.

 

You can join by opening BBM and scanning the group QR code from the following page:

http://futurescale.com/v3/labs/software-lab/app-review-network

 

Please be sure to read to the bottom of the page, so you'll know exactly what the posts should contain! This should not be a forum for discussion, only for fair exchange of reviews. Note that it will serve all BB developers, not just PlayBook.

 

Cheers,

-=Cliff>



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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

@trickyelf Nice idea, BUT: I don't own a BlackBerry smartphone but would like to participate. BBM will be available for the PlayBook, but even then the Bridge is required Smiley Sad
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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

@alopix, we'll keep this thread going as long as it works. I am sure eventually there'll be a native BBM for the PlayBook, though.

 

Lets try to change it up, though. It seems like there have been more "here's my app, review it" posts than "hey I reviewed this app" posts.

 

So, find someone's app on this thread, review it, then post the app you reviewed the rating (or if you didn't rate but sent email), and the name of your own app.

 

There are enough apps on here to review, and if you go first with the review, then most likely the person you reviewed will review your app in kind.

 

Cheers,

-=Cliff>



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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

Anyone still doing these? Still seems like a good idea, especially for anyone trying to figure out if there actually *is* an issue with their app. Got some favorable, some not (especially with my "What's In My Fridge" app). As you can't ask, so, what *don't* you like, to your reviewers, it makes fixing things kinda tough.
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Registered: ‎08-02-2010
My Device: Z10
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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

I think this is a great idea. I released version 4 of my app (Notebook Plus) and since it began I've taken every bit of feedback I've gotten in emails and have implemented it, but I'm still getting reviews like "piece of $hit, waste of money, doesn't work". It's discouraging when you spend so much time working on something only to get these reviews. I've gotten lots of positive feedback in emails but unfortunately these people don't leave reviews, and reviews are what makes people buy an app.

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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

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One thing I learnt from the iOS crowd, is that you should _always_ prompt your user's for reviews, and you should do so after something 'good' has happened.  For example, if it's a game, prompt for review after they log a high score, or an editing app, prompt after they have saved... you'll capture them in their best mood.

 

This will vastly increase your number of positive reviews. Most people who manually go and review your app are gonna be pissed, happy user's generally don't say anything, so you should gently urge them to Smiley Happy

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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

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I don't have evidence of how much this has helped, but if you look at my apps, reviews are plentiful and almost always positive:

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64104/?lang=en

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64103/?lang=en

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/43136/?lang=en

 

Also, as an aside.... TouchUp submitted in May... SnowBomber submitted last mongth, looking at the id numbers there were 19,000 apps submitted in about 8mths. Not horrible, but not great.

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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

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I'm really confused as to what the recipe for reviews is in AppWorld...

 

I have over 100k downloads per app, but a measly 3 reviews... WTF!? How is that even POSSIBLE?

 

The blackberry community has been the worst I've ever seen, and I've practically given up on it. The handful of good guys don't outweight the idiots.

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Registered: ‎08-02-2010
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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

If someone says "it sucks "piece of **bleep**" it doesn't help users or developers. It'd help other users like you said if they put "this sucks control is lousy, crashes often etc." Give reasons.

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Re: Have PlayBook, Will Review

That is some good advice. I put a lot of time into making apps but don't spend enough time thinking about the other stuff Smiley Happy