Review Scraper

Discussion in 'Public Game Developers Forum' started by InsertWittyName, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. InsertWittyName

    InsertWittyName Well-Known Member

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    So my latest app got rejected...

    To cut a long story short... because the app is useful to other developers I released the full source to it, allowing other developers to utilize it.

    http://code.google.com/p/reviewscraper/

    Review Scraper is the ideal app to download App Store reviews on a global scale.

    Developers can easily track what people are saying about their apps and see how it ranks in all the App Store countries.

    • Search for apps using a familiar interface.
    • Translate app reviews into your native language (language support is limited to what the Google Translation API supports).
    • Downloaded app reviews are saved and can be easily deleted.

    This app was created due to my own need and an effort to learn Obj-C and Interface Builder.

    I have no doubt this app and the codebase can be improved ten-fold, please contribute!

    YouTube video of the app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ-WiuYEKrk
     
  2. wildex999

    wildex999 Member

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    Wow, this one looks realy helpfull!
    I'll defenitively download and use this app when I get the oppertunity to =D
    Too bad it got rejected =(
     
  3. CommanderData

    CommanderData Well-Known Member
    Patreon Indie

    Hmmm, does look very nicely done. It'll make a good complement to AppSales Mobile for use when I'm traveling and away from my Mac... SVN checkout in progress :D

    Good job!
     
  4. JuncoPartner

    JuncoPartner Well-Known Member

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    This is an excellent App. I am really really disappointed for you that Apple rejected it. I would happily have paid for this. Thanks a million for open-sourcing. Do you have any other apps out there? I'll happily buy 1 or 2 to show my gratitude
     
  5. InsertWittyName

    InsertWittyName Well-Known Member

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    See my signature for my apps.

    Glad you like Review Scraper!
     
  6. madsoul

    madsoul Well-Known Member

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    bumping for awsome app! :D
     
  7. Thorero

    Thorero Well-Known Member

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    Very handy app, Thank you very much for giving it away. Might I ask why Apple Rejected it?
     
  8. Xyzl

    Xyzl Well-Known Member

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    Very cool app, thanks for posting the source.
     
  9. Shocked

    Shocked Well-Known Member

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    That's a great app. Why did Apple reject it?
     
  10. InsertWittyName

    InsertWittyName Well-Known Member

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    Glad you all like the app.
     
  11. TripleJ

    TripleJ Member

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    I'm assuming the reason for rejection that you posted talks about the search feature you've got (which looks awesome btw), so wouldn't you be able to get your app approved, by just making the user type in the app id (the number at the end of the app url, such as with http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=287658020&mt=8 (the 287658020 bit) ) instead of finding it through the search?
     
  12. InsertWittyName

    InsertWittyName Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately not no.

    The reviews themselves are pulled directly from Apple iTunes servers.

    There's no other way of getting the data.
     
  13. conrem

    conrem Well-Known Member

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    shit, i think my app will be rejected soon too.
    because of violence.
     
  14. Shocked

    Shocked Well-Known Member

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    violence has been accepted.
     
  15. conrem

    conrem Well-Known Member

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    there is totally another kind of violence)))
     
  16. sledbox

    sledbox Active Member

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    Thank You

    Nicely done. It's a shame this wasn't approved.

    Do you have any plans to add the rankings for each country? If not I may play around with this in my free time and see what I can come up with. Add the rankings and this would be a killer tool for us developers!

    Thanks again
     
  17. InsertWittyName

    InsertWittyName Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering it ;)
     
  18. Eye Cog

    Eye Cog Well-Known Member

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    Downloaded, compiled, deployed and using it since :) Great job! I would even pay for this one ;)
     
  19. NickFalk

    NickFalk Well-Known Member

    I second that! Have you considered doing an OSX version, as that would be even more handy, when you want to copy quotes to use on your website or other marketing material. I would definitely pay a few bucks for a shareware OSX-version.
     
  20. Toast

    Toast FDG Entertainment<br />Co-Founder
    Patreon Studio

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    Co-Founder, Executive Producer
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    yes, an OSX version would be really great!
     

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