Developers will get to respond to user reviews in Windows Phone 8.1?
Microsoft hints that developers will be able to respond to criticism about a game or app, in the Windows Phone Store
It is the latter that gives away the new feature. You see, currently developers do not have the opportunity to respond to criticism, or even praise, from someone who reviewed an app. So that little leak would seem to indicate that Microsoft will be allowing developers to respond to comments in the Windows Phone Store. Google added something quite similar last year to the Google Play Store, allowing developers to respond to a customer review of an app.
Hey, it is only fair that if app users can criticize a game or an app, the developer behind it should have a chance to comment, right?
source: WindowsPhoneDaily via WPCentral
1. vuyonc (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
That's actually pretty clever. Lengthy but clever
2. androiphone20 (Posts: 1450; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
better yet if you can pull outall the bad reviews, but this sounds pretty good
3. timezone (Posts: 80; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
I like it if one was able to filter in and out the developer responses. It allows the developer to tell us if they acknowledge a bug and will fix it. At the same time it can increase the review thread making it difficult to read customer reviews. It can turn out to be a way for the developer to push down the bad reviews. For this reason a toggle to view and unview developer comments would help.