While in Hawaii, we rented a Jeep Compass from Hertz. Partly because when traveling with a three year old there are lots of extra things to lug around, and partly because it was priced so competitively. Sadly, the week we had with it only served to convince me I would never buy a Jeep Compass.
Purchased at the same time as My Truck Is Stuck, B Is For Bulldozer by June Sobel & Melissa Iwai, also made it into the nightly reading list on a regular basis for our little boy.
Cleverly designed such that each page represents a letter of the alphabet, the book describes the construction and opening of a new theme park. Most of the time the rhyming works well, and this book was also a firm favourite.
Personally, while I like the overall concept, the title is a little misleading (the bulldozer only appears on the one page!) and I think the highlighted letter for each page is totally lost on our little one right now.
Again, I would give this a three star rating if it wasn’t for the number of times it was requested by our little boy for his evening reading. So, on the basis of that, I think it too gets a four star rating.
Devicescape’s new application, a version of Easy Wi-Fi especially for AT&T, has been in the app store now for a few days. The screen shot here from my iPhone shows that it has no reviews (and if you scroll down to the bottom, the place where the link to any reviews is found also says that there are no reviews.
So what? It’s only been a few days after all. But wait, if you click on that button to open the reviews page, you get this:
And want another mystery? See that average ranking there – 3.5 stars, well I don’t know how they calculate it because all five of those reviews have 5 star ratings. Last time I checked, 5 * 5 / 5 is 5, not 3.5.
Seems the app store has a number of basic arithmetic problems! And this is not going to help developers much. The ratings and review system is bad enough as it is, but this makes it worse still. An average of 3.5 when all the ratings shown in the reviews are 5 star is pretty damaging. Have you checked whether your aggregate rating is correct?