Why iTunes Average Star Ratings Don’t Work (Comic)


Tornado Guard

(Comic by XKCD)

This is the problem with averaging star ratings on iTunes according to one comic artist. Some poor sap is going to download the app and may find out the hard way that it doesn’t work very well.

Believe it or not, this isn’t’ too far from the truth. There are problems like these all the time. Sure, the drawing is making a bit of a joke of it, but how many times have you run into an obscure little app that has a four-star rating with comments like “Definitely one of the best games I’ve played on my iPhone.” Makes you wonder, don’t it?

Well, having employees at PR agencies give high ratings isn’t unheard of. They deny the allegations (read the comment, in the linked post and make your own call).

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