APP STORE ERROR DISAPPEARED 22 MILLION APP RATINGS: HERE WHAT HAPPENED

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APP STORE ERROR DISAPPEARED 22 MILLION APP RATINGS: HERE WHAT HAPPENED
APP STORE ERROR DISAPPEARED 22 MILLION APP RATINGS: HERE WHAT HAPPENED

Many developers woke up to a rude shock last week once they found thousands of ratings from their apps on Apple’s App Store had been removed.

In total, it seems that twenty-two million app ratings got erased from the App Store.

The incident was reported by Appfigures, a service that tracks the apps on the App Store.

In December 2018, apps on Apple’s App Store had suffered something similar, where many of the apps had lost half their ratings. Now around, the sudden disappearance in ratings is more random and has impacted developers both big and small.

APP STORE ERROR DISAPPEARED 22 MILLION APP RATINGS: HERE WHAT HAPPENED
APP STORE ERROR DISAPPEARED 22 MILLION APP RATINGS: HERE WHAT HAPPENED

On the morning of twenty-third Oct, over 300 apps from 200 developers saw their app ratings disappear.

The highest impact was on apps within the U.S. App Store, with some apps losing virtually 0.5 their ratings.

The Starbucks app lost 55 percent of its user ratings while the Chase Bank app saw 85 percent of its ratings disappear.

The service reports that it absolutely was really the three-star and 4-star ratings that were hit the toughest. Additionally, while the U.S. App Store saw ten million of the twenty-two million ratings disappear, the “bug” impacted App Store across 155 countries, all differently.

Apple has acknowledged the incident and has claimed that the ratings have disappeared thanks to a bug. The company conjointly aforesaid they’re acting on restoring the ratings to any or all the apps.

The Starbucks app lost 55 percent of its user ratings while the Chase Bank app saw 85 percent of its ratings disappear.

It began on Oct twenty-three and wasn’t resolved till Oct twenty-nine, TechCrunch reported, and also the iPhone maker has accepted the ratings’ removal happened thanks to a bug. The worst-hit was the US as some 10 million ratings disappeared.

However, the ratings were removed globally, thus, touch all one hundred fifty-five countries Apple supports together with regions like China, the UK, South Korea, Russia, and Australia, with 2.7 million ratings deleted.

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