Average Star Ratings & Total Number of Ratings

The Average Star Ratings is a ratings scheme that calculates the average of all star ratings an app has received. The Number of Ratings offers context to that metric by detailing the total number of ratings an app has received. The Apple App Store calculates this rating per localization, while the Google Play Store calculates this by including all localizations together.

In iOS 10, the Average Star Ratings & Total Number of Ratings were found below the App Subtitle as well as under the in-page Review tab, and were automatically reset upon submitting each new app version. In iOS 11, the Average Star Ratings & Total Number of Ratings are located in the Evaluation Panel, and developers can now choose whether these rating metrics are reset upon a new app version submission.

In Google Play, the Average Star Ratings & Total Number of Ratings are located in the Evaluation Panel. These ratings are never reset.

Both stores display the Average Star Rating & Total Number of Ratings in the Search Results Page.