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Posted by: host 8/13/2012 5:47 AM

App Reviews can impact a user's decision to download or buy your app, and provide valuable feedback for enhancements and issues for v.next. It's important to make it apparent and easy for users to add a review for your app so you are sure to gather as many of these reports as possible.

Let's explore three ways that a user can get to the review page for your app:

  1. Through the Windows Store
    This one is pretty obvious, but if a user visits the Reviews link on the page for your app in the Windows Store, they can choose "Write a Review," which brings them to the "Write a Review" page. 



  2. Through the Settings Pane
    This one is provided automatically for every app on the Windows Store - but note that you will not see this link while you are developing/debugging you app! It will only be visible after your app has passed certification and has been installed from the store.

    If a user swipes from the right side of the screen, and chooses the Settings Charm, they will see a Rate and Review link:



  3. Through a Link you Provide
    While the built-in Settings Pane support for Rate and Review is great, there are times when you want the Rate and Review option to be a bit more apparent to the user. Maybe after so many days of using the app, you would like to try and coax the user to write a review through a link you provide.

    To create this link you'll first need the Package family name for your app. Open the Package.appxmanifest file and go to the Packaging tab. Copy out the Package family name:


    Now you can create a button or other control in your app which launches to the following URI:

    Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri("ms-windows-store:REVIEW?PFN=MY_PACKAGE_FAMILY_NAME"));

    (Just replace MY_PACKAGE_FAMILY_NAME with your app's PFN). 

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Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 8/13/2012 12:53 PM
very useful! thanks!

a microsoftee ;-)

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 9/13/2012 7:02 PM
thanks!

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 10/31/2012 2:14 AM
thanks a ton :-)

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 11/26/2012 3:54 PM
Thanks. This is what I am looking for..

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 12/9/2012 3:28 AM
Good work! Thanks!

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 2/17/2013 3:07 PM
Thank you!

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 2/21/2013 1:08 PM
Thanks for this solution.
Just one suggestion : use Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.Current.Id.FamilyName to dynamically get the package family name instead of hardcoding it ;)

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 3/14/2013 5:15 PM
Thank you! Can't believe this is not part of an API.

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 6/5/2013 3:56 AM
Thanks.

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 6/18/2013 5:35 AM
very useful

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 8/4/2013 2:07 AM
Hey Hi i am gettin 2 warnings when i use this
It says i gotta use "await"
Kindly help

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 8/6/2013 2:05 AM
Post for Windwos phone also. that ll be helful. . .

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 10/28/2013 3:38 PM
Is it possible to get an HTTP URL that performs this action? (like it is done in iOS)

Re: Adding Rate and Review to your Windows 8 App    By Anonymous on 7/6/2014 10:09 PM
but i can't found the "Package family name"


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