Join Ron Buencamino for an in-depth discussion in this video Why ask for reviews?, part of Implementing In-App Purchases in iOS 11 with StoreKit.
- [Instructor] Feedback for your app is always a good thing,…whether it praises for a job well done or is critical…about a certain feature that you just rolled out.…A continued feedback loop between you and your users…will help further shape the future and stability…of your app.…Now, for a while, Apple has left this process…up to you, the developer.…You could prompt users in a number of ways…to drive them to your page in the App Store…to submit a review.…However, leaving this up to developers…never really provided the best results.…
At times, a developer would pester a user for a review…after every transaction, something that brought up…a poor user experience, or they'd prompt the user once,…not get a response, and never bring the subject up again.…Either case can lead to an app not getting reviews,…if not scathing or poor reviews to begin with.…Apple's approach this time around brings in…an effective yet not too persistent approach.…Your users can in turn help you score…from a one to five star rating in the App Store,…
First, get an overview of StoreKit and the types of purchases you can offer, including consumable and non-consumable products and non-renewing and auto-renewable subscriptions. Next, learn how to configure new products for sale with iTunes Connect and display a storefront right within your app. Ron then shows how to request and process payments, and deliver users' purchases to their iOS devices. Plus, learn about restoring purchased content—a smart strategy for keeping your app rating high—and requesting reviews from users using the new SKStoreReviewController API, which doesn't require leaving the app.
- What is StoreKit?
- Creating products in iTunes Connect
- Displaying products in your storefront
- Requesting payments
- Receipt validation
- Delivering products
- Restoring purchased content
- Asking for app reviews