iOS 7 has been in the hands of users for a few weeks now, which means these users have had plenty of time to use – and review – apps running on the latest version of Apple’s operating system. Have developers lived up to the anticipation, challenges and promises of iOS 7? Sadly, no so much.
To-date, Applause has found 5,500 app reviews in the Apple App Store that mention iOS 7. The Applause team took a deeper look at the data and discovered that many high profile apps are disappointing their up-to-date users. Venture Beat used Applause data to focus in on three major messaging apps to see how they are faring with iOS 7.
The average star rating is 3.56, but apps with reviews that mention iOS 7 come in quite a bit lower, down at 2.81.
That’s almost a full star drop.
Most likely, it’s due to the fact that when reviews mention iOS 7, it’s because the app developer hasn’t yet updated the app for Apple’s newest mobile operating system. And sadly, because the app just doesn’t work — or look — as good as it should. That includes big apps from major mobile companies like Skype and WhatsApp:
The Venture Beat article takes a look at the issues driving the rating drops and even highlights some reviews from angry iOS 7 users.
If you have an iOS app but have been dragging your feet when it comes to supporting all of iOS 7′s new features, take a look at your Applause Score, you could be losing users.