Android Market website now allows you to sort user reviews by rating, helpfulness, and newest

One of the most annoying things about the Android Market website (market.android.com) can sometime be the user reviews. While it’s nice to have users be able to review and leave their comments and opinions on apps, sometime, the reviews simply got out hand. A lot of the time, many people just give terrible reviews and give apps bad ratings simply because they fail to read proper descriptions and find out that an app doesn’t do what they wanted it to do.

In addition, the reviews sometimes weren’t useful to people deciding on whether or not to get an app because they were simply presented in chronological order, with the latest review appearing on top. If only Google had implemented some type of sorting mechanism in the reviews so that we could find only the best, and only the most helpful ones.

Well, that’s all possible now because you now sort user reviews by rating, helpfulness, and newest. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the Android Market website, but seeing this little, but very important, change is a good thing. Although sorting by the 3 different criteria has been implemented, the sort order is still only displayed in descending order, which means that if you wanted to see who had the least helpful review, or gave the worst rating, or was the first to ever leave a review, you will have to use the pagination options at the bottom of the page to flip go to the first page.

via Reddit

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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