Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

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Tencent's WeChat instant messaging platform shut down the tipping function of its apps in the Apple Store in April, after failing to reach an agreement with Apple on the issue.

- 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.

Best of all, the new, official review prompt can only appear three times a year to an app user.

To put an end to the app review prompts Apple have designed new rules regarding app review prompts and how frequently the developers are permitted to request them.

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Developers might be wary of this change because of how important user reviews are perceived to be, but prompts for reviews were becoming an intolerable nuisance, but at least Apple is providing a key benefit for developers with that feature. It's one of the most egregious things an app developer can do, but Apple now plans massively restrain the review prompt system to help protect users.

Earlier in order to rate some app users were forced to leave the app and visit App store for rating the app which was time-consuming and inconvenient.

Users won't have to leave the app to give a rating for it now.

One developer has been able to gross more than 50,000 downloads for one of their iOS apps, notching tenth place on the App Store's productivity board, while making $80,000 per month. From here, find the In-App Ratings & Reviews menu, where users should see a switch.

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