Apple limiting how many review pop-ups apps can show

Among the many ways that our apps get on our nerves is when they repeatedly pressure us to leave a review in the App Store, but as of this week, Apple is cutting back on those annoying prompts significantly.

Apple's new update to their App Store policies official allows voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes by 30 percent.

Chinese app-developers argue that users are simply showing their appreciation by tipping the authors of articles or other content or service providers, but Apple believes tipping is just like buying a song or a piece of video. The changes were first spotted by 9to5Mac. If an app pushes an update that's really bad and a user rates it negatively, developers won't be able to prompt the user to write a new review once any issues have been fixed if the update falls within a year of the first review. Apple introduced the rating prompt a few months ago, but it's been optional up until now. But the concern from developers may be the loss of control over when, or how often, that prompt is presented. Furthermore, the user can completely disable the prompts by tapping the iOS Settings app and disabling them.

The app, which was shoddily slapped together with poor English syntax and questionable security-compromising prompts, tells the user that their internet is "not safe" to use. Due to this many users use to ignore the app review prompts.

This seems like it should be a win-win for users and developers.

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