With the iPhone 2.2 software seemingly right around the corner, there have been a slew of articles about what new features it might contain. One of these very features may help other iPhone users determine how good an App is. Using the rating system, it appears as if users of the iPhone 2.2 software will be asked to rate an application before they delete it from their phone (as seen in the image from this site). However, the screen shot also shows that users can opt out of this.
I think this is a nice step forward for the App Store. If this becomes the only way to rate an application, it will help to get more honest reviews of applications as users will only be able to rate the app after they actually use it. If you’ll remember, this was one of the gripes from users and developers both when the App Store first launched. They were noticing that many reviewers were just leaving negative comments based off the price of the app or what others were saying. Hopefully this will being about a nice change for the ratings system in the App Store.