Google+ user reviews now a go for Google Play
When the Play store apk last updated, the folks at Android Police noticed some reference pointing towards a Google+ tie in with user reviews, and now it's live. We figured it was coming when we saw all the reviews on the web go anonymous, and now whenever you go to leave a comment and review for an app you're first told it's going to happen, then you're switched to your Google+ account to do the deed.
It's surely something that's going to cause user-backlash, but it should also lead to more helpful reviews now that you're tied an account to the review. It's also a good way to pump numbers up, so prepare for those news stories as well.
It's easy to check out yourself, head to Google Play and leave a review!
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Your name on previous reviews will appear as "A Google User."
Now that you are forced to use "A" real name (it can be any, Google doesn't check if it is really YOUR name!) Trolls now will be probably using a Name of people that have given the Trolls counter.
Great, if now somebody doesn't like me, they sign up using MY Name and everybody thinks that post belongs to me! (How does one differentiate from one John Smith to another John Smith?)
1) With the anonymous comment the developer can not contact you for help.
2) This prevents spam.
3) Is undemocratic to have critical without being able to respond. In which democracy can be accused without being able to respond. I hope google completely remove the ability to comment anonymously,also from the google play app inside the phone.
I was thinking:"What are they talking about? I gave the Google+ app a single star along time ago, why would it be available for reviews just now?"
I still don't know why it isn't optional to install it.