Provide feedback in the UI after submitting a review
Currently when submitting a review for an app, the review dialogue disappears and the user is shown the details page for the app again. No errors are shown, but no success message is shown either, and neither is the user’s new review. To me, it felt like my review had been tossed into the bin.
On clicking the ‘Show More’ button in the reviews list on the app’s details page, my review is shown (so it was submitted successfully).
- Show a notification saying “Thanks for the review, it’s available for anyone to view already, but will be moderated soon.” (or appropriate words to that effect) at the top of the window. This is easy to do, but a bit clunky.
- Automatically show the user’s review in the list of reviews, scroll to it, and highlight it. This shows the user the review in its final form, and is perhaps a bit less clunky.
I’m not a designer, so please take my ideas with a big pinch of salt.