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January 17 2018, 11:39 | Alexander Lowe
Use the provided API to prompt users to review your app; this functionality allows customers to provide an App Store rating and review without the inconvenience of leaving your app, and we will disallow custom review prompts.
Apple has banned the alt-right's favorite meme from its App Store. The updated App Store rules reveal the hard restrictions led by Apple on the appearance of app review prompts and the number of time the users sees them.
In response to the new policy, Chinese companies behind popular apps such as Jinri Toutiao, Zhihu and Yingke have all changed the way customers tip through the latest versions of their Apps. The modifications to the App Store was first noticed by 9to5Mac.
The new App Review guidelines compel developers to use the official in-app rating UI that was added in iOS 10.3, and plans to "disallow custom review prompts" in the future. People have been annoyed by app review prompts for years, and this update seems to remedy the problem. The rating prompt is mandatory now which will help users to get rid of the annoying prompts.
The app, which was shoddily slapped together with poor English syntax and questionable security-compromising prompts, tells the user that their internet is "not safe" to use. If the user decides not to leave a rating or a review, they won't have to see it over and over again every time they open the app.
This is great news for developers who had previously found Apple cracking down on tipping, but it's also good news for Apple's finances. Due to this many users use to ignore the app review prompts.