Tips & Tricks - Getting Readers to Rate Your App

Want to encourage your readers to rate your app? This article shows you two ways you can use to encourage readers to rate your app: via a Jump Link and/or through an In-App Advertisement. It also shows you how to find your app's URL in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store.

How to Find Your App's URL in an App Store

Before you can create a Jump Link or an In-App Advertisement for users to rate your app, you must know the URL of your app in the appropriate marketplace. The information below will show you where to find your app's URL.

iOS: In iTunes Connect <https://itunesconnect.apple.com>, go to your app, click on the "More" link and copy the link for "View on App Store."

Android: The Google Play Store has a set URL syntax for apps. See the information below on how to find your app URL.

In the Mag+ Publish portal, go to Apps > Android > Build Settings and make note of the Package Name. This is part of your Google Play Store URL. Insert the package name in the following URL where it says <package_name>:

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=<package_name>

Amazon: The Amazon App Store has a set URL syntax for apps. See the information below on how to find your app URL.

In the Mag+ Publish portal, go to Apps > Android > Build Settings and make note of the Package Name. This is part of your Amazon App Store URL. Insert the package name in the following URL where it says <package_name>:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=<package_name>

How to Create a Jump Link to Rate Your App

1. In InDesign, create an item that will be used to get your users to rate the app.

Note: This can be a single object, a grouped object, or even some text that users can simply tap.

2. Select your item and then click on the Link button in the Mag+ Object panel.

Note: For more information on creating Jump Links, read the article "Creating Jump Links." Syntax on how to link to an item in the Apple App Store can be found in the article "Reference - URL Format for Links in Apps."

How to Create an In-App Advertisement

In-App Advertisements are done through the use of Banners. For more information on how to create Banners in your app, read the article "Using In-app Banners."

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