This app puts developers' 5-star reviews on their Home screen to cheer them up

Da 5star Screenshots
Da 5star Screenshots (Image credit: Yilei Yang)

What you need to know

  • dA 5Star is an app designed to make the day of developers.
  • Those who receive a bad App Store review often feel down for days.
  • But this app reminds them of the 5-star reviews they also received.

Some apps are designed for everyone to use. Some are designed with a very specific audience in mind. That's the case with dA 5Star, an app that is meant to put a smile on the face of downtrodden developers. Everyone knows one. You might even be one yourself.

If you are, you need dA 5Star. The idea is a simple one. Over to developer Yilei Yang with the lowdown.

Podcasters or Apple developers: have you ever let one negative review ruin your day? Chances are, you have other more important positive 5-star reviews.But we are humans. We are too vulnerable to the negative feedbacks. And we don't take enough advantage of the positive ones.

They're right. And this app aims to make it easier to take advantage of those positive reviews by putting them right on the developer's iOS 14 Home screen. The good feedback is always there, ready and waiting to brighten up a day. It puts a nice, warm feeling in the heart doesn't it?

You, or a recovering developer you might know, can download dA 5Star from the App Store for just $1.99 now. It isn't just for developers, either – podcasters can use it as well!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.