GNOME Software To Get A "Kudos" Rating System For Apps
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 12 October 2015 at 09:06 AM EDT. 16 Comments
GNOME Software abandoned their "star rating system" over issues with abuse, lack of standardization by reviewers, and that package rating system really not working out. Now they're going to introduce a "kudos" rating system.

Rather than relying upon subjective ratings by users to display within the GNOME Software application center/store, the kudo system will be automatically calculated. The kudos to determine "metrics of awesomeness" include whether they are in compliance with the GNOEM 3 HIG, if there's HiDPI icons, high contrast support, use a modern tool-kit, provide user documentations, offer screenshots, etc.

The kudos based upon these factors will be automatically determined based on the packaging information with AppStream. If you want to learn more about the forthcoming GNOME Software kudos support, you can read this blog post written today by Richard Hughes who has been working on this feature.
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