Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying

Company's marketing head, Philip Schiller in his official statement said, " With our incredible developer community, we've made the App Store the best app platform in the world, and more than 500 million unique customers visit it every week".

Apple won't allow third-party apps to ask you to leave the app altogether, but instead will offer an alternative that allows you to give it a star rating without having to leave the app you're using. Users are also given control as to whether or not they even want to see review prompts at all. And once a user has left a rating, they'll never see it again. Custom prompts would push users to the App Store, which was frustrating and pointless, but now users can decide whether or not to leave a rating, press a button and get right back into the action. To note, companies such as Uber and Waze will continue to receive data about a user's location at a certain point of time as long as the location tracking feature is enabled. 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.

The second restriction is on how often that prompt can show up.

While these new rules are clearly a boon for consumers, many developers may find the constraints too limiting.




The iOS 11 features a redesigned App Store.

Lin explained that while Apple's app submission and approval process is particularly stringent, some deadbeat developers are still able to exploit the App Store's search ads due to their inherent lack of approval or filtering process. That was previously one of the biggest drawbacks of submitting an app review.

The iOS 11 is now available only to developer account holders.

Eric Brackett Tech Times editor Eric Brackett is a tech junkie and a gamer, covering science and technology.

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