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Backend services for reading app data from store?

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  • I wonder if its possible to read out the reviews for a specific app using a store API? Something like apps.microsoft.com/uuid/reviews available?

    Would help Q&A departments to not have to browse that manually in the store.

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013 9:13 AM

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  • Hi phil_ke,

    As far as I know there isn't an API for this.

    Best regards,


    Min Zhu
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:35 AM
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  • Has this request been forwarded to the product team? It would really help to have the backend service accessible.
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:28 AM
  • Hi phil_ke,

    Could you elaborate its impact to your business?


    Min Zhu
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:12 AM
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  • Hi Phil,

    Thank you for your concern. This request has been made several times and Microsoft is aware that it is desired by many customers.

    --Rob

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:02 AM
    Owner
  • Well, since we cannot directly answer to reviews in the store we would like to query the reviews for questions and suggestions and answer them on our own webpage. For that I would like to write a webservice that queries the reviews every day and find new/updated ones for each marketplace and our support staff would get them in their inbox and can reply via our own website to issues and suggestions the users might have.

    Even better MSFT: Allow publishers to answer to reviews in the store. That should not be too hard to implement.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:36 AM
  • Thanks Rob for taking this into consideration. How about allowing app publishers to reply to store reviews and address issues users might have or to just say "thank you"? You do not need to just copy everything the Apple Store does (5 copies of apps only, no reply to reviews), you can also improve on top of it ;)
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:37 AM
  • Hi Phil,

    There are several discussions on that in the Publishing Windows Store apps you might want to take a look at. That's where the team who works with the store interfaces hangs out.

    --Rob 

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:51 AM
    Owner