App Store Ratings
One thing we've started to realize is that people that are happy with the app generally don't bother to rate it in the App Store because they're not going to delete it from their phone, and therefore don't get prompted to give it a star rating.
If you're happy with the new version, we'd appreciate it if you took a moment to give it a rating and/or review in the App Store:
Its quite shocking to me how some people seems to think that because you people spent your time coding and releasing that work freely to use, they can say whatever they think (?)
It seems to me that there are some misunderstanding here.
The free software is provided AS IS. The free software developers work very hard to release the finest versions of their work, very often because they want to do it. No more, no less.
If you can't code (to fix the issue that seems to be ruining your life) at least you can submit a *polite* error report. Most people do, most people is polite in this forum, but I see too much "nervous clients" over here, and in AppStore. We are no clients, we are free software users, and sometimes being a free software user is a little adventure. Enjoy your trip.
Give some love to the free software developers, for the f**k shake.
Thanks for the support, carvay. :)
We love all of our users, and hate to think that any version of the app might give them issues when trying to post to their blogs. But everyone should remember that we're also working as fast as we can to resolve issues and improve the app.
I take exception with your assertion that happy people don't review. Myself and many many others had given the previous version 5 stars. I would love to give this version a great review. I fear the low ratings are a result of the disappointment user are feeling.
Carvay I am shocked that you are shocked that "people think they can say whatever they want" because they can. It is freedom of speech and I believe the actual intent of a review to get honest opinions-good or bad. I don't think anyone is disrespecting the hardworking developers. I believe they are expressing frustration with an app. I am shocked that you expect bloggers not to express themselves, especially when they can't access their blog any more.
Fix the app or let me access the old version and I'll be the first in line to give praise and stars.
That's a great point teetaylor. Didn't want to imply that people shouldn't voice their true opinion, I was just suggesting that they take time to review the app if they're happy with it and haven't yet had the opportunity to do so.
I'm afraid the problem here is my lack of skills in English, which is not my mother tongue :)
There's a message in the Store that made me see red. The message is in my mother tongue, but in English it would say something like: "Fix this right now. You are fu***d up".
I have some work made in the free software arena. Translation and proof-reading work, I've organized user and developers meetings, I've made and distribute t-shirts to make some money to organize events, I've submitted PR (problem reports), I've mailed developers with hints about problems and once or so with a solution for the problem itself. I mean I know a little about the relationship that sometimes gets stablished among 'somebody who puts his/her work for free in the net' and 'the user'.
My point is that the message I read in the store is not the input that you want to receive when you are a dedicated developer. They'll fix the app anyway (remember, that developer uses to be user too, he/she's in a hurry too) but they need good reports, good info.
Maybe my first post would be better like this:
"When you post incomplete info, just plain rants, and/or you tell the app don't work but you don't tell what you were doing $DEITY puts a kitten in the microwave"
My message was a rant, and I'm not a native speaker. A dangerous mix ;)
OK, you know what?
Instead of 'App Store Ratings' I did read App Store Rantings, and I said They need a rant, didn't they? I have got one! :)
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