At AppStori, we are all about creating a dialog between developers and their consumers before an app even hits the app store. As part of this dialog, you told us that you wanted to make sure that not only are the conversations about raising funds, or finding beta testers, but also about gathering feedback from the community.
Today, AppStori is releasing the first of a series of updates to help developers request and gather this feedback, and to easily allow consumers to share their opinions and comments on the projects they love.
We’re calling this release Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down. TU/TD allows AppStori listers to ask a question of their audience and capture their votes. For example, considering a new icon? Post to your blog and ask your community whether they like it or not. Is Facebook integration important as a login mechanism? Ask your community.
All of the votes are anonymous, unless the voter wants to share additional advice and/feedback on the post. All you have to do is click on the “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” icons to express your opinion. Project listers will have the ability to choose whether a post includes the voting mechanism or not. Also, as project listers, you will get proactively notified when users share their opinion, so you can keep a real-time watch on the action from your post.