Regular users of the site may have noticed some changes to the site over the past day or so. Unfortunately, we’ve have to remove a couple of features from the site.
– App listings presently have no App Store “rating” associated with them.
– “What’s New” text is no longer available for updates.
The lack of the official App Store rating is due to our effort to stay in compliance with Apple’s policy on pulling data from the App Store. At their request, we will no longer be pulling the official App Store ratings for AppShopper. A side effect has been that we’ve also lost the “What’s New” data for now. That data, however, we still hope will return in the near future.
Readers should note that we do have plans to replace that rating data in useful and interesting ways. AppShopper users have long been able to rate owned apps under the MyApps tab. It’s a feature we’ve had for some time, but one we haven’t promoted. We will be making it easier for you to rate your own apps, and aggregating that data for everyone’s benefit.
As a first step to make that easier, here are links to importer tools that allow you to seed your MyApps list automatically from your home computer:
Download Links for AppShopper Importer
– AppShopper Importer 1.0.3 (Mac)
– AppShopper Importer 1.0.3 (Windows)
Finally, we are also working on integrating 3rd party review site ratings and review links into our listings to provide additional perspectives on Apps.
All in all, there’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes here at AppShopper, and over the next few weeks to months, there should be some nice improvements seen.