4.5 stars say nothing: Google testing a more compact form of showing ratings on Google Play

Stars Google Play

You’re probably sounds the scene. Open Google Play and shows you a lot of recommended applications. Stumble upon one that could be interested, and touch it to see how many stars you have. Wait, rewind. And the stars of the applications are in the initial screen. Why we?

Basically because within the framework of current 5-star the vast majority of applications are downloaded and looked around the 4-4.5 stars . From the outside, all appear with the same drawing four and a half stars. And this is precisely what Google tries to tackle a small test on Google Play.

5 Stars, a scheme that falls short

The 5 stars allow us to score an application of 1 to 5, with no option to zero as possible. In a more common or ‘college’ note, which goes from zero to ten, equivalence is the following.

Star Note
1 0
2 2.5
3 5
4 7.5
5 10

The problem comes when usually the keys we use to evaluate applications are almost exclusively five-star , a mode button ‘I like’. Personally, I use the 5 when an application is good enough, even if not extremely (occurs to me that otherwise would be penalizing). Four stars when it lacks some important feature, and a star when it includes any abusive or want to ‘denounce’ something characteristic, as when they are a real waste of time even to install them.

 Stars Google Play 2

The rest rarely use. And I get the feeling that this situation (or a similar course) is rather widespread. And so is Google Play. A large number of applications that are worth a look at this fork around 4.5 stars . In general, under this approach, those four stars and a half covering note too, as shown in the example above.

For Twidere and Talon, we see that the two applications have in their corresponding graph drawn 4.5 stars. What if we make the translation to his note from 0 to 10? Twidere takes a 7.75, 9.0 and Talon. And the same goes for applications that arrive at 4.7 (9.25 in the traditional range). This means that there is little differentiation between applications that are relatively well valued, and that border excellence .

Google knows, and now testing a new way to show the score applications. It allows us, at a glance and without entering the application screen, see which are slightly better valued than the rest.

 Punctuation Gplay

can be either a small change that is gradually reaching users, or one of those little tests AB so fond of Google.

Definitely something less elegant than the initial approach, but more practical . Or at least to those who walk by clicking on each application to see if it is worth pursuing or not pouring out. Which do you stay you

Via | Android Police
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News 4.5 stars say nothing: Google testing a more compact form of showing ratings on Google Play was originally published in Engadget Android by David Ortiz .

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4.5 stars say nothing: Google testing a more compact form of showing ratings on Google Play
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September 21, 2015

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