Windows App rating Formula

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  1. Umer Asif

    Umer Asif New Member

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    What is the Rating Formula For Windows 8 app???
     
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    What is it exactly, that you are wanting to know???????
     
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  3. Umer Asif

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    i mean how WIN app store Calculates rating. :)

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  4. davehc

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    I have no idea of the real answer to your question, but, when early releases of Windows 8 were available, Microsoft themselves, boasted at great lengh on the future "Store". It was stated that all applications would be vetted before being plced in the store, in order to maintain a standard.
    My own observation, in the latter stages of Windows 8 development is that 1. The Store has now become so large, that it is quicker to "google" for anything that you seek, rather then plough through it. ". There does not appear to beany standard at all being applied. Merely in order to comment and criticise, I have installed and uninstalled many apps across the board, to examine what is available. Many of these are written by codeing amateurs, who have use the well advertised, and comaparitively simple, method, of turning a small application, or simple game, into a full blown Metro. The result is a prolification of , in 60% of what is available, total garbage. No standard is being applied. The available stars, to which you refer, do not, in many cases, relate to the quality of the program.
    So, as in my first sentence, I am not aware of any "formula" being applied. I seriously doubt that any group in Microsoft is dedicated to going through every offering and assessing each.
     
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  5. Trouble

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    Not sure about the answer to your question. I can only assume that perhaps it involves that actual rating feature within the application settings with respect to "Rating".
    But with respect to your particular application I would suggest that perhaps you perform a google image search with respect to Catfish and Quail. I have a four year old grand daughter for whom I install every type of children's learning game available and having an image of a saltwater ray being identified as a "Catfish" and what I presume is some type of Waterfowl being identified as "Quail" maybe a bit confusing and difficult to understand.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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  6. Umer Asif

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    :) Your Point is quite right
    but ...

    1-if i am not wrong, the one in my app belongs to a Genus(species) of Quail ... :)

    2- Cat fishes are also rays but finned-rays and salt water rays are electric rays so they share the same ancestors.

    in biological terms, they share the same phylum but are different species.

    3- i googled the word "Cat" and then list showed me "cat fish" which attracted me so i pick it with specified sizes and put in !

    So somehow you can convince your grand-daughter that it is a kind of Cat Fish. :) hope it is not problematic. :)

    i admit that images should be the according to words so that there would be no ambiguity/difficulty for kids.
    i will be keep in mind kinda mistakes next time while developing applications .

    by the way , how is your over all experience about my app ! does it sounds good to you and your grand-Daughter ?? :)
     
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    Having seen quite a few of these now, I would say you are doing ok.
    Other than the two obvious mistakes I have pointed out above, I would give you positive points for actually using quality images rather than cartoon drawing representations of the animals that are present in most similar games.
    Having no actual idea, what your design intent was I really can't critique with any specificity. I can only compare it to others that are similar. I like the fact as I've said that you have chosen to use quality images and aside from that I might suggest that you add a brief audio track where possible (on image click) so that the "Lion" roars and the "Kittens" meow, etc., seems to entertain small children and perhaps a "Restart" or "Begin Again" button to accompany the forward and back buttons.
     
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    LOL. I am beginning to believe I have missed something in this thread?
     
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  10. Umer Asif

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    Thank you For your Suggestion , I will look forward to upload newer version of it in near future.!

    thanks for your time !
     
  11. davehc

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    No problem. I was mystified and amused at the conversation, as I had no idea what you were talking about!!!!
     

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