App Review: AppCritics… See what other people are saying…

by Chiyin on Aug 26th, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

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With so many apps available in the store, how do we decide what to spend our hard earned cash on? Most of us will surely rely on the reviews left by fellow users in the App Store, but most of the time there will only be one or two reviews for any given app. Is that a good indication as to the quality of an app? For all I know it could be written by some friend or family of the developer. But what if we have a way of seeing what people are saying about an app across all the app stores in the world? That’s where AppCritics (iTunes link) comes in.

AppCritics basically taps into iTunes App Stores around the globe, grabs app reviews and puts them all in one place. With App Stores currently in 62 countries this gives you a lot more feedback at your fingertips.

For the most part the app works great but it does have its shortcomings. The interface is nice and very easy to use. The ability to translate a single review (or all of them) with the touch of a button is a neat feature and it works very well. Now, getting to the reviews is where it falls a little bit short on execution. In order to get to the reviews you have to search for a specific app, that’s fine and dandy when you already know what you are looking for, but not so much when you are just browsing around to see what’s new and cool. Perhaps the developer can include something akin to the App Store’s “Featured” and “Top 25″ sections in an update?

As it is right now, AppCritics will be most useful to developers wanting to see what people around the globe are saying about their apps. For the rest of us it won’t be that useful until sections for “Top apps” or “Featured” apps are added.

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  1. L Seidl
    October 15th, 2009 10:34 pm

    How can I get AppCritics to load on my ipod?
    I purchased it from iTunes Store on 9/21/2009.
    Had to do a reload And cannot locate it to reinstall?
    Has it been lost for all?

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  3. Chiyin
    October 15th, 2009 10:55 pm

    @L Seidl

    If you bought the app you can download it again without paying. When you start the download it will show a pop up message saying that you’ve already purchased the app and the download will be free

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