Just getting a one or two star rating without a reason is really frustrating.
However, getting a low rating together with a reason why is every developer’s dream, and I would say it’s better than a 5-star “it’s awesome” rating.
Here is why: I got the following comment the other day, together with a 2 star rating:
“by Jon (September 3, 2011) not stable enough to use as a xylophone tuner. nSync (iphone) is the only one that works for xylo. otherwise great app – hope stability improves.”
I though: Not stable enough on xylophone? Really? So I downloaded a “xylophone” app and tried to tune it – sure enough – no go. Then I spent the next half an hour (don’t really have too much free time these days) trying to figure out what was going on. Quickly discovered that I must have a bug in the analysis routine causing this. When analyzing the xylophone, the first analysis was fine, but the following ones (on the same data) resulted completely invalid results.
I haven’t quite figured out the bug yet, but when I do, the next DaTuner update will probably be much improved from the current one.
Thanks for the negative feedback, Jon!