Show app review rating worldwide!
I understand that it makes sense to only show app reviews only in those countrys were they come from. E.g. a German review should only be shown in Germany (and maybe in Switzerland and Austria). What I don't understand is, that you also showing the app rating in countries, were they come from.
For example: An app has 20 ratings. 15 from Germany (all with 4 stars), 1 from USA (1 star) and 4 from France (5 stars)
If you now open the app in the Windows Phone Store from Germany, you will see a total app review rating of 15 (4 stars). If you open the app in the US Windows Phone Store, it shows only 1 rating with 1 star. In France it shows 4 ratings with 5 stars and in all other countries it shows 0 ratings!
The total rating should be equal worldwide! :-)
Monto C commented
@Cliff Simpkins: Yes it is for the consumers. Please check out how reviews are displayed in Google Play Store by language and learn more about this suggestion.
Additionally the store should share reviews within the same language, e.g. reviews from Gemany should be visible in Austria and in Switzerland, too. The same for English. For me there is no reason why British users shall not see the reviews from US users. This will improve the attractivity of an app in other countries, Most likely in smaller countries like Austria.
I totally support this I live in Kenya and windows phone adoption is really low, 80% of the apps have zero reviews. I just recently got a windows phone device after switching from android and the reviews in the playstore were universal
Neal Gabriel commented
I totally agree. Thus the app will be getting more downloads worldwide. The more the downloads, the more we get encouraged to build new apps for windows phone / store.
Sorry, of course I meant for the consumer. This is very important for a developer, because users not often install apps which have no reviews or one bad review. The don't know and don't see that the app already has a lot of good reviews in other countries.
Is this a request for the developer to be able to see the reviews from all countries (via dev portal / dashboard)? Or for the consumer (via the Store experience(s))?
Robb Heidelmeier commented
Yes this would be a great Idea!