Apple demands cut of Chinese app 'tips'

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple told Chinese social media apps to disable their tipping functions or be kicked out of the company's app store.

To put an end to the app review prompts Apple have designed new rules regarding app review prompts and how frequently the developers are permitted to request them. The changes were first spotted by 9to5Mac.

But Apple is also limiting the number of times that the rating prompt can be pushed to users. But the concern from developers may be the loss of control over when, or how often, that prompt is presented.


According to new rules, developers can not display the app review prompts whenever they wish too, instead now they have to follow 2 important points before doing so. 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. 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. If the user decides not to leave a rating or a review, they won't have to see it over and over again every time they open the app. It may even make people more interested in leaving a review, because it can be done without exiting the app and because it means they'll be done with the prompt for good.

This seems like it should be a win-win for users and developers. If that results in more reviews - and reviews from users who aren't annoyed about switching apps - that's a good thing for developers, too.


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