Google makes it easier to rate apps without leaving them

Google new API ratings

Last year Google launched a new appraisal system, which we can also use in Spain. It is about being able to evaluate applications within them, without having to leave them and go to the Play Store to leave a said evaluation. The firm seeks to expand this system now with its new API that is now official.

This new API that Google presents is designed so that developers will be able to integrate this function into their applications. Thanks to it, without having to leave the application, users will be able to rate said app in the Play Store. An important aspect, since evaluations, are essential for many developers.

Google expands in-app ratings
This new API will help developers choose when to ask users for an app rating. In it, users can rate the app with stars, the usual method of the Google Play Store, but also leave a comment if they consider it necessary, especially in case they have any criticism or suggestion that they want to share with the creator of that app.

A key aspect of this API is the moment in which to ask users for that assessment. Therefore, from Google, they believe that the best moment is when the user has already used that app for a while. Also, this window where the assessment is requested mustn't appear when users are performing a task or using a function within the application in question. Choosing that right moment is important since if it is a suitable moment, the user is more likely to leave a review.

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The API is already part of the Play Core Library, distributed for  Java / Kotlin,  C ++, and Unity. It is a light API, which will allow you to request this appraisal of the application, without having to leave it. The API defines the best time and place to request such an assessment so that it is correctly integrated into the app, in addition to preventing it from being annoying for the user. In addition to preventing it from causing problems in the app, such as fluency problems.

Google expects application developers to use it in their applications. It is presented as a good way to ask users to rate the applications, since they will not have to leave the application, making it very convenient to leave that rating.

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