…by giving positive reviews to the apps we enjoy using.
Reviews tend to be disproportionally negative because most satisfied people never think to say anything. I’m guilty of this, too — there are plenty of apps (and products, and websites, and people) I’ve been very impressed by, but never took the time to say anything nice. And from what I can tell, this is common for everyone.
The App Store’s reviews only suck because of people like me and you who forget to leave positive reviews. So let’s fix it.
- If you intend to give it less than 4 stars, don’t review it.
- If it’s not free and you didn’t buy it, don’t review it.
- Use your real name.
- Don’t criticize the price (but feel free to say it’s a great deal if you want).
- Don’t criticize other apps in your reviews for good apps.
Tonight, I went through and left positive reviews for the apps I enjoy most:
- Galcon: $10 strategy game
- Sketches: $6 drawing app
- Exposure: free Flickr browser with location support (“photos near me”)
- Chopper: $8 action game (like Choplifter)
- pearMe: free photo-memory game (uses your own photos!)
- NetNewsWire: free RSS client