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Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

13 June 2017

It is important to note that Apple cracked down on unofficial tipping, which was a way around the 30 percent fee on in-app purchases by highlighting how the tips were donations rather than actual purchases.

In ExtraBITS this week, scam apps seem to be making big money in the App Store, iOS review prompts are becoming less annoying, Apple is positioning the iPad for a comeback, and the company has announced the 2017 Apple Design Award winners. Instead, there'll be two key restrictions that should reduce headaches for everyone: First, apps will be required to use a new Apple-made review prompt, which allows users to leave a rating without exiting an app.

Other changes include requiring developers to use Apple's own API to ask users to provide ratings without leaving an app, and screenshots can now include text overlays.

Apple has banned the alt-right's favorite meme from its App Store. Apple introduced the rating prompt a few months ago, but it's been optional up until now.

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The tipping option is not the only changes in the new App Store policies. A user can only receive the prompt three times per year.

Users will also be able to opt out of receiving pop-ups entirely. Once the user rates the app he will never see that again.

Not all developers out there want your birth certificate and bathing schedule, but enough have proven themselves less than scrupulous over the years, so anything Apple and Google do to help users limit data collection and location tracking is always welcome.