Apple Podcasts app ratings flip after the company starts prompting users | Engadget

At the same time, though, the mixups are inflating Podcasts' value and rendering the scores useless for many people deciding on podcast clients. The shift also underscores the problem with trusting ratings and reviews regardless of platform. Apple's decision to allow ratings for its own apps is producing... mixed results. As you might have guessed, though, this wasn't the results of a (non-existent) feature update during that period.
Apple's decision to allow ratings for its own apps is producing... mixed results. As developer Kosta Eleftheriou and The Verge have noticed, the official Podcasts app has flipped from an abysmal 1.8-… [+1229 chars]