Android Market now breaks down user reviews

Android Market now breaks down user reviews
Always looking to improve the usability of reviews in the Android Market, Google has added a box that breaks down the ratings an app receives from users. The new statistics reveal the number of users who gave an app a certain number of stars, ranging from 1 to 5. This way, you can read beyond the overall average number of stars received by a certain app to know the true feelings of those who have installed the software on their phone.

The new statistics, found under the screenshot of the app, would seem to be useful for those apps that have not received much feedback and where a few well-placed stars could change the average score. Besides, the average score doesn't reveal what people are thinking above or below that average. Knowing how many users have ranked an app 1-star or 5-stars could make the difference in whether or not you decide to install it. Of course, you can quickly uninstall something that you don't like and get a refund, but you will have wasted the one thing in this world that no one gets a refund on...time.

source: AndroidCentral

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6 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

nice feature. the android comunity is much better than apple, you can find usefull reviews on apps not like on iOS. no one is reviewing there :( and i almost forgot! you can get refund if you don't like the app :P

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

No one is reviewing on iOS? there are tons of reviews everywhere and there are lots of reviews for almost every app. And if that isn't enough, there's so many video reviews of apps on YouTube that real users put up. And there's tons (maybe even too many) websites solely dedicated to reviewing iPhone apps. I don't understand how the Android community is better

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea you can get a refund, within 15 freaking minutes. It was good when it was 24 hours, but really? 15 minutes? How can you decide if you actually like an app that quickly? Give us an hour AT LEAST.

8. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Better than no time at all like from the Apple store. In 15 minutes one can decide if a app is worthy of further testing or it you just don't like it at all. If a app is worthy of further testing on your part, then you must like something about it, if not everything.

4. sponmagnet unregistered

you miss something, Not evrey body rank the softwars

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Having the breakdown by rating is handy. Averaging the score doesn't really tell you much. But if there are a bunch 4 and 5 stars and only a couple of 1 and 2 stars, you can discount the 1 and 2 star scores. They definitely need to give more time to decide if the app is right for you. 24 hours was nice, 15 minutes is a joke. Personally, 6 hours would seem to be a reasonable compromise between 15 minutes and 24 hours.

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