Get Excited About the Huge Changes to the App Store
If you use the App Store, and there's a good chance you do, you should be excited about the iOS 10.3 update's release.
Apple's announced two excellent changes coming in the iOS 10.3 update. The first is "a new way to ask customers to provide App Store ratings and reviews" for an app.
In iOS 10.3, developers can ask users to rate or review an app while they're using it and without sending them to the App Store. You can get a feel for the change right here.
The other change coming iOS 10.3 is much bigger and its exciting development for developers and the general public.
When iOS 10.3 ships, developers will be able to "respond to customer reviews on the App Store in a way that is available for all customers to see." We expect to see threaded reviews, similar to what Google's got going on on the Google Play Store.
In theory, this will allow developers to quickly get in contact about negative reviews and problems via threaded conversations. Addressing negative reviews will help developers elaborate on a new feature or relay news about an upcoming bug fix update. It'll also help with transparency.
On the other side, end-users will get public responses to their reviews and complaints without having to use email.