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Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators

Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators

The app review prompts may seem to be a smaller issue but these are annoying things faced by smartphone and tablet users after every few days.

The app review prompts will no more annoy the users as Apple have come up with a solution.

We've all been there; you download an app, use it regularly, and find yourself frequently prompted to write an App Store review. The modifications to the App Store was first noticed by 9to5Mac.

Under the new rules, developers will no longer be able to display review prompts however and whenever they'd like. They have to use Apple's official API, which allows users to provided a rating from 1-5 stars without actually leaving the app. And if a user leaves a rating, that user won't receive another prompt for at least a year - and only if a new version of the app has been released. At the time, developers were allowed to continue using any custom review prompts they had previously implemented, with the warning that such permission would eventually be revoked.

If you still dislike the new way of Apple encouraging you to rate apps, you can turn them off altogether by heading into the iOS Settings app. Due to this many users use to ignore the app review prompts.

Not all developers out there want your birth certificate and bathing schedule, but enough have proven themselves less than scrupulous over the years, so anything Apple and Google do to help users limit data collection and location tracking is always welcome.


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