Howto comment on an app?



  • Does anyone know howto comment / rate on an app (not a bug report)? Can't find it in the app-store.



  • @thebird do you mean something like in the "old" store (uappexplorer)? No, a rating system is not available for the OpenStore for now.



  • @thebird you cannot comment any app in the OpenStore yet unfortunately.
    This is because OpenStore was born to provide support to the official Canonical store only, providing some utility apps not for the normal user (I mean, apps that should have been treated more carefully by people who knew what they were doing, because they could mess up the OS) and so a rating of the apps at that time wasn't felt as necessary.
    When the Canonical store was shut down, it was made the decision that OpenStore would have become the new official store for Ubuntu Touch, being the shelter for all the available apps.
    I think that one day, when this OS will become more mature, it will be introduced also the rating/comment feature (yes, I also think like you this is a must to do thing), probably when the priority on the OS development will be not so stringent.



  • @matteo the issue is open since more than a year ago (https://github.com/UbuntuOpenStore/openstore-meta/issues/55) but it must be a not so easy task or its priority is very low.



  • @matteo said in Howto comment on an app?:

    I think that one day, when this OS will become more mature, it will be introduced also the rating/comment feature

    We 'll just have to wait for that then. Then what I would like to see is every app has a source code URL filled in. The source code should be required.



  • @thebird usually all the apps under a free software license have a link to their repo. That's the case for webapps too mostly (in most cases it isn't really necessary because all the code is already packaged inside the webapp) but you can't have the source code when an app is under a proprietary license ;)



  • @advocatux said in Howto comment on an app?:

    in most cases it isn't really necessary because all the code is already packaged inside the webapp

    Great! Didn't know this but indeed when you download the clickable, the code is just inside. Thanks



  • To support ratings/reviews, the code for the server that was used for the old store from Canonical, for this purpose, is I think Open Source, but it would require getting that set up and running somewhere under open-store.io, and then updating the client side to support it. It's a fairly simple API, and there's already code in unity-scope-click which supports the old service.


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