Poll results: How often do you post app reviews on Google Play or the App Store?

Poll results: How often do you post app reviews on Google Play or the App Store?
We asked you yesterday whether you bother to make a review or a simple comment about an app you have installed, to help your fellow Android or iOS users. A pretty large part of our respondents - almost a third - never post any reviews, just use and abuse the apps they grab from the Play or App Stores. Only 13% post regular reviews, and the rest are occasional opinion-givers. 

Contrary to popular conspiracy theories, developers can't delete a review you have posted for their apps in Google Play or the App Store. They can reply to it, and they do get some valuable information from a review besides its textual content, but they can't delete a comment, be it positive or negative.

What comes with your review is the type of device on which the app was installed, its manufacturer, hardware and software platforms, display pixel density, application version codes, and so on. These help devs with troubleshooting, and that's about it. Given the fresh development around reviews in the Play Store, where Google will now let you "thumb up" separate comments you like, we wanted to ask you how often do you actually bother to post app reviews, and here come the results.

How often do you post app reviews on Google Play or the App Store?

Never
33.84%
Rarely
53.17%
Very often
12.99%

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7 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

if you wanna really create a clickbait poll. just make it like "Which OS is better?" or "Which smartphone brand is better?"..... and let the fight begin....

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

they already done it

3. alikazmi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

I totally agreed with this news, we can't add review on any app, until we don't use on our own android. Thanks you so much for this cool updates. No idea having about iOS .

4. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Rarely. Only complaint to Betternet, Hotspot shield because of their slow connection. I need to download porn fast.

5. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Far more useful to the developers is ending them an email about what you like, and particularly if you have an issue. There is little pioint in posting reviews (which many do) that say "doesn't work", or worse "doesn't work on my gubblephone" when the app description specifically says "sorry does not work on gubblephones". Phonearena: WHY AREN'T POLLS IN YOUR RSS FEED?

6. AliDaMi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

I don't post reviews, though I'd like to, because Google now requires you to have a Google+ account, which I don't. I deactivated that sucker with a quickness when strange dudes started adding me to their circles. Nope.

7. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Same case here, I've rejected Google intent to make me swallow their Google+ social network, I've been wishing the death of it but still survives.

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