Apple’s First Android App Gets Slammed with 1-Star Ratings
Apple is well aware of the colossal share which Android holds in the smartphone market. So the company is making efforts to lure a few to its own platform, and as part of that, it recently released its first Android app, called “Move to iOS.” The app is specifically designed to help users transfer their content from an Android to an iPhone more seamlessly, should they wish to do so.
The “Move to iOS” app was made available just yesterday, and more than 2.2 K reviews are already in. But unfortunately, over 70 per cent of those reviews are 1-star, with some users even requesting Google to allow “-ve star” review rating for such apps.
At the time of writing, Apple’s “Move to iOS” garnered an average score of 1.8 on the Play Store, which is obviously pretty pathetic. Not only pathetic, it’s also surprising as to why the majority of users are so angry at Apple.
Well, some users are slamming Apple for not using Material Design for its new app. Considering how design-conscious Apple is, with almost everything it produces, users seem disappointed, as the company completely neglects that feature while developing the app.
While the hardcore Androiders take it as an opportunity to vent their anger, as Apple tries to step into their territory to get some users for its own users. They take a shot at the iPhone maker’s strict review guidelines.
Some users have gone to the extent of calling Apple’s app environment ‘communist’, saying that Google wouldn’t be able to release an equivalent app on Apple’s App Store.
In other words, a lot of these 1-star reviews are just hate speeches. Most of the users seem to have just downloaded the app to give a 1-star review.
Have you used Apple’s new “Move to iOS” app? If yes, did you also submit a 1 star review there?
Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.