Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

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Apps are the beating heart of our smartphones.

Apple's new update to their App Store policies official allows voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes by 30 percent.

Apple is now cracking down on apps that send you notifications to review them on the App Store.

The App Store rating API which was first launched for iOS 10.3 at the beginning of this year is now optional and the company claimed that later it would become mandatory. The changes were first spotted by 9to5Mac.

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To put an end to the app review prompts Apple have designed new rules regarding app review prompts and how frequently the developers are permitted to request them.

Earlier in order to rate some app users were forced to leave the app and visit App store for rating the app which was time-consuming and inconvenient. If the user decides not to leave a rating or a review, they won't have to see it over and over again every time they open the app.

The app, which was shoddily slapped together with poor English syntax and questionable security-compromising prompts, tells the user that their internet is "not safe" to use.

Not all developers out there want your birth certificate and bathing schedule, but enough have proven themselves less than scrupulous over the years, so anything Apple and Google do to help users limit data collection and location tracking is always welcome. It may even make people more interested in leaving a review, because it can be done without exiting the app and because it means they'll be done with the prompt for good.

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