Today, Apple released the first beta of iOS 10.3 with an abundance of new features for users and developers. When iOS 10.3 ships to customers the app developer will have the ability to respond to complaints or praise. The response available for all to see in the App Store.
In the release notes for the iOS 10.3 beta released on Tuesday, the company notes that developers will “be able to respond to customer reviews on the App Store in a way that is available for all customers to see.” The feature will be available on the iOS App Store only for now, with support for the Mac App Store coming in the future.
Also added to Tuesday’s iOS and Xcode beta releases is an API where developers can ask for a review, but the iPhone system software determines if the timing is suitable for the request.
n recent months, Apple has listened to developers more than it has in the past, with one response to complaints being a clean-up of the App Store.