12-30-2013 10:30 PM
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  1. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The whole "rate my app" prompt is one of several reasons I stopped using my iPad in favor of my Surface. So annoying. I actually don't have much of that on my WP.
    12-30-2013 01:53 PM
  2. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    Oh I didn't mean for this to turn into a thread about what annoys us about windows phone lol. It was just this one thing for me haha.
    Yeah, there's plenty of them already...
    12-30-2013 02:01 PM
  3. Jupast's Avatar
    I agree about the App rating thing, however for me it's trumped by the lock screen and/or the playback controls disappearing after only a few seconds.
    12-30-2013 02:22 PM
  4. WPmunkey's Avatar
    I agree about the App rating thing, however for me it's trumped by the lock screen and/or the playback controls disappearing after only a few seconds.
    This. The music controls should stay up when media is being played. It was like that in WP7.

    Now what I do is hold my thumb to the right of the media controls when they pop down. Then the controls will stay there as long as you hold it.

    MS should add the option to swipe down to dock the controls. Or something like that.
    12-30-2013 02:40 PM
  5. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I agree about the App rating thing, however for me it's trumped by the lock screen and/or the playback controls disappearing after only a few seconds.
    Change lock screen to 5 minutes. If it disappears after a few seconds you must have it set at 30 seconds.
    12-30-2013 02:40 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    I don't usually get the app rating thing, but one app I have and use regularly (Lists & Things Free) shows a message at the top of the page asking me to click here to support the developer or whatnot. It pops up pretty frequently, like every month or so. That's annoying.
    12-30-2013 02:46 PM
  7. vormison's Avatar
    I haven't had this issue but Temple Run 2 is currently glitches resulting in it asking you over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over!
    12-30-2013 03:57 PM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    Will all windows phone apps ever be optimised for 512mb devices like in OS's ?
    12-30-2013 07:46 PM
  9. spaulagain's Avatar
    Will windows phone ever be optimised for 512mb devices?
    huh? It already is. Hence the Lumia 520. But 512mb phones will be phased out shortly as it gets cheaper to produce higher ram devices.
    12-30-2013 07:52 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    huh? It already is. Hence the Lumia 520. But 512mb phones will be phased out shortly as it gets cheaper to produce higher ram devices.
    (apps)
    12-30-2013 07:54 PM
  11. daelumia's Avatar
    Wow, took this long for accidental search clicks to be mentioned? And why is the search field at the top of the screen?
    12-30-2013 07:55 PM
  12. Jupast's Avatar
    Change lock screen to 5 minutes. If it disappears after a few seconds you must have it set at 30 seconds.
    Well yes, there is a '5 minute' timeout option under Lock Screen settings, but this refers to the main display.

    Unless i'm missing something it doesn't affect the Lock Screen itself, it certainly doesn't on mine.
    12-30-2013 09:26 PM
  13. MyNL822's Avatar
    Have to agree with the volume control as most annoying. I like my ring volume med-low, but alarm load, and rest vary. I also can't stand the fact that I can't empty my junk mail box, although for some reason I think I am the only one with that problem since everyone else gets a "empty folder option" and I do not.
    That's very odd... Even when my volume is on silent my alarm always blast at max volume, is it only me? And I hate that their is a limit of mail held in the mail app, but we can't change the amount like windows 8 and it keeps so little mail.
    12-30-2013 10:20 PM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Back to the OP, let me try to explain it. One reason that there may have been an increase in the "rate my app" prompts lately is that DVLUP had a challenge relating to it. DVLUP is a kind of gamification of development, brought to us by Nokia, where developers can earn points for completing challenges, and use those points toward merchandise. Personally, I've gotten two free phones already, and have enough points for another 822 right now, but I'm letting them add up - maybe one day I'll have enough points for a Surface Pro 2. Probably about the time that the Surface Pro 8 is out.

    Anyway, DVLUP had this challenge (maybe they still do - I haven't looked lately). So probably a lot of devs have added code to prompt you for a rating. Now if you rated the app already and then they added this code, there's no way for the app to know that you rated the app. Likewise, if you uninstall and reinstall an app, your previous rating is still there, but the app doesn't know it.

    One of the parts of the challenge is that once a person rates an app, or clicks cancel or whatever, that it won't prompt anymore. Maybe there's allowance for a remind me later button, but I haven't read the requirements for that challenge.

    Hope this helps.
    12-30-2013 10:24 PM
  15. JaiMento's Avatar
    That's very odd... Even when my volume is on silent my alarm always blast at max volume, is it only me? And I hate that their is a limit of mail held in the mail app, but we can't change the amount like windows 8 and it keeps so little mail.
    You can change how far back your email syncs in the sync settings for the email account. You can even have it sync everything, if you like.
    12-30-2013 10:25 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Closed since this thread has been derailed.

    For all of you not answering the OP's question, please see this thread.
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    12-30-2013 10:30 PM
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