Detect whether user has rated the app or not
As a developer, the only way to increase app ratings and review is to prompt user.
At present there are no APIs to detect whether a user has rated the app or not. Some users get annoyed and down rate the app due to this very reason.
This is a very basic piece of functionality that has been missing for long.
Please provide us a simple API that gives us this information.
Alternative for us to continue work towards this http://invokeit.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/detect-whether-user-has-reviewed-your-app-or-not-wpdev/ however I am not keen on this purely because I can see this being abused very easily.
Morten Nielsen commented
I would be worried this would be misused to force people to rate the app, just so they can continue to use it.
Jordan Mills commented
Hey dev, you know that any time an app begs for ratings, a lot of us make sure to rate it one star, right?
Rui Peres commented
It would be really nice to have it...
Russell Archer commented
Great idea - got my support!
Hermit Dave commented
why not.. though one at a time.. I rather focus on getting WPDev to agree first :)
Ian Walker commented
Are you going to post this to the Win 8 User Voice as well?