Missing app comments on the Android Market draws the ire of developers

Missing app comments on the Android Market draws the ire of developers
Where have some of the comments on the Android Market been disappearing to? Many developers are upset as positive 5 star ratings for their apps go missing. Actually, ratings from 1 star all the way to 5 stars have disappeared and the good news is that Google is already working to find out what is going on. A Google employee says that the Mountain View based company is aware of the problem and is working hard to resolve it.

Looking at the Android Market  Developer forum, one developer is complaining that half of the comments on his two apps has disappeared. Another had 70 comments on his app now cut down to 28. Another developer lost so many stars on the paid version of his app that it now has a lower rating than the app's free version. Many Android Market 'shoppers' use these comments and ratings to judge whether or not to install an app. Has someone hacked into the Android Market, or is there a more innocent reason for this?

source: AndroidMarketDevelopers forum via AndroidCentral



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I Think it's related with the new market going on.... now to the writer of the article most of the issues I've seen on the market occur when a considerable number of changes are done to it and the new app among other features floating around are big changes yet you failed to add that as a possible cause? It could be something to notice but idk

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

That sucks for devs!

3. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I've had problems with my Incredible and Incresible 2. Sometimes I write a comment and rate an app, and next time I look, it's not there. Never had that problem with Thunderbolt though. Hell, with my GT10.1 I can't even write a comment or rate an app.

4. D unregistered

I switched from 3 different devices with-in a month & never can get the apps i had on my previous phone smh -_-

5. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Go to the market on your desktop and from there you can see all you had installed before and push any app to your new phone.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Use appbrain

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

We don't need another flame war here for nothing

13. ladyhaly

Posts: 106; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Trolling much?

9. andro unregistered

steve jobs dirty new tactics,if he cant control the people he will control what they use!

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

the conception of that idea is rather dumb......


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

its weird i posted a comment like a week ago i never found it??? hopefully this gets fixedd

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you using the new market by any chance

14. strangemoo unregistered

Being a fledgling mobile game developer things like this is beyond frustrating. Google practically plead with you to develop for their OS, make you pay for the privilege and then jeopardise any chance you have with fundamental and basic flaws like this. When you are trying to build up an online reputation from scratch all you have to rely on are these comments and ratings. I currently have four apps on the market and having talked with friends, family and the dev community my guess is that I've lost 60-80% of comments and ratings which I've worked darn hard for. Please check out my apps on the market and see if you can successfully leave a comment (preferably a nice one ;) )

15. AEPaul unregistered

I'm frustrated because my app shows 5 5-star ratings, 1 4-star, and 1 1-star, yet EVEN WHILE DISPLAYING THIS, the marketplace says my four ratings average a 3.8 (the first 4 ratings were 2 5's, a 4, and a 1). When will it factor in my other 3 ratings?!?!? It's been well over a week now! Someone please email me at contact@allergyeats.com and let me know the answer OR what I can do to help get this corrected! Thank you.

16. Apps Developer unregistered

It is always good to know whether the Android App Development Company has the ability to think upon an idea for an application or some design and they are capable of deploying that idea in the market. If the company is capable of creating the easy-to-use application and they have got the framework for that, then in that case you will sure have an advantage.

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