I have released my very first plugin for WordPress. Its name is AppStore Reviews Viewer.
What it does is really simple. With the help of the shortcode
ios_app_review, you can easily display the most recent reviews of your iOS apps available in the store of the country you chose. This plugin has some parameters to help you filter what you want to display:
id= the ID of your app on the AppStore, e.g. 513835976 for Predator Digital Clock
country= the 2-letter code of the country you want to display the customer reviews from
minstar= the minimum amount of stars (1-5) a review must have to be displayed
recent= the number of reviews you want to display (up to 25)
Those parameters can as well be configured in the Settings page of the plugin and will be applied by default for all the shortcodes you will use on your site.
The first time a page with a shortcode is loaded, the plugin will download and store all the reviews in a file on your server. So that, the next time you load the page, it will read the reviews from this file instead of downloading them again, saving you some bandwidth. In the Settings, you can specify the amount of time you want before the plugin refreshes those files on the server.
Here is an example of what the plugin does for the app Predator Digital Clock!
- Best $1.99 ever spentComprehensive access to timeless Predator sound effects, including Predator self destruct timer, Billy’s laugh and Predator voice. Endless amusement for the entire family as well as the dedicated Predator enthusiast.By ebitdaxxx for Version 5.2.0
- I Love This!This is a awesome app, but the only problem I’m having is enabling my alarm clock. I set the alarm for a certain time and go to the next menu to enable the alarm and it kicks me out of the whole app. Everything else works just fine. Some small bug fixes are in need of some additional attention, other than this it is an excellent way to keep track of time!By FlexedEquation3 for Version 5.2.0
- Nice appThe app is cool, I was looking to buy an watch like this. We hope the developer to make this available also for apple watch. Nice and fun app.By Flo000 for Version 5.1.0
- Like WOW!This is creative like in your imagination thanks guys. 🙂By Davis Thompson for Version 5.1.0
- Great AppGreat conversation starter, usually "Why does that look familiar to me?" Really fun at stage manager position.By Shamustoo for Version 4.3
- Amazing!I love this app! A must for any Predator fan.By Carnosaur for Version 4.2
- Predator ClockNice job. Works as described. Need more like this.By Kc2hlg for Version 4.1.2
- Great App!!This is a really cool app for all Predator fans!!By Knight_Owl for Version 4.1.2
- Superb Predator Clock AppHas all the features you would need from a clock app and works great. Customizable colors and several options for time display. If I could make it my lock screen, I would never need wallpaper again.By Original AD7 for Version 4.1
- Awesome!I love this app, only thing. With random sounds turned on, I never hear anything except when I open it.By Orlok1138 for Version 4.0
Feel free to download and use this plugin and tell me what do you think of it 🙂