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Voices.com Android App Contest

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 17, 2013

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Voices.com Android app contest

With all of the excitement around the launch of our Voices.com Android app, we've decided to celebrate by having a contest and giving away a 1-year Premium membership to Voices.com!

On Friday January 18th, you will be able to download the Voices.com Android App and participate in this fun contest.

Will you join in?

Learn more in this edition of VOX Daily.

Voices.com Android App Review Contest

Have you been waiting for what may seem like ages for the Voices.com Android app to come out? We'd like to reward your patience with the opportunity to enter a contest that may result in you winning a membership to Voices.com!

All you need to do to enter the contest is write a review for the Voices.com Android App. Once your review has been submitted and is live, you'll be entered in for a chance to win a Premium Annual Membership (valued at $299) and a mention on Voices.com Social Media Channels (200,000+ Fans).

We're looking for a quick 1-2 sentence review of the Voices.com Android App. You're welcome to add your list of "pros" regarding the app in bullet form. Here's a tutorial on how to rate Android apps for your convenience.

How to Rate Voices.com's Android App on Android Devices

1) Go to the Google Play Android App Store on your device. You can open the "Play Store" app by tapping the "Play Store" icon. Note: Make sure you're signed in with your Google account before you begin. This will ensure your name is associated with your review and rating.

Google Play Store App

2) Once you're in the "Play Store" navigate yourself to the "My Apps" section. Search for "Voices.com" and install the Voices.com Android App.

Google Play Store, My Apps

3) Locate and tap on the Voices.com app from the list.

Locate and tap on the Voices.com App from the list

4) Next you should see the Voices.com app info displayed. Now scroll down and tap the "Rate & Review" section.

Android app rate and review section

Tap on "Rate & Review" to start your submission.

Android app rate and review submission, stars

5) A dialog should appear where you can add your star rating, title and comment. Here is what it looks like before you have given a rating.

Unrated app

This is what the rating looks like after a star rating has been given. Be sure to add a brief comment to round out your review.

Complete review, star rating and written review.

6) When you're satisfied with your review, simply tap on the "OK" button at the bottom of the dialog to submit your review.

Completed app review ready to submit.

7) The Voices.com app should now have your review!

Successful Android app review

How to Rate the Voices.com Android app on your Computer:

1) Go to the Google Play Android App Store (https://play.google.com/store) in your browser.

Note: Make sure you're signed in with your Google account before you begin.
This will ensure your name is associated with your rating and review.

2) Search for "Voices.com" and install the Voices.com Android App.

3) Go to "User reviews," and click the "Write a review." This button is located under "My Review."

4) Add a star rating, title and comment. When done, click "OK" to submit your review.

The Rules

• Contest runs from Friday January 18th and ends Friday January 25th at 12pm EST.
• The winner will be selected and announced on Monday January 28th.
• Entries will be judged on the overall quality of the review (how useful the review is to other users, proper grammar, thoughtfulness, highlighting features that helped you, general experience, etc.).
• Each review that is published on the site will gain you entry into the contest. Users can submit multiple reviews during the contest period.
• Each review should contain a star rating, title and comment.
• Must be signed into your Google Account when writing your review so that your name is associated with your rating and review.

The Prizes

• Voices.com Premium Annual Membership (valued at $299)
• Mention on Voices.com Social Media Channels (200,000+ Fans)

Review The Voices.com Android App Now!

Here's a link to where you can get the Voices.com Android app in the Google Play Store. Be sure to review the app to be entered in the contest!

Best wishes,
Stephanie

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Comments


    I'm a bit dissapointed. Unfortunately my phone is not Android 4.0, so I cannot download the app. It doesn't even show up in my google play store. I guess my wait is going to be alot longer than I had hoped, Ugh!

    Tom

    Posted by:

      Wow! Stephanie & David...you've OUTDONE yourselves with this new Android App!! I just downloaded it to my latest toy, Samsung Galaxy iiiS, which is PERFECT for this app, because the screen is so big. The graphics are clear, it's simple to navigate, and very well thought-out. I can't wait to do my FIRST AUDITION on-the-go!!
      Yes, I've rated it...and gave it 5 stars...nice work guys!

      Posted by:
      • jc haze
      • January 18, 2013 11:32 AM

        "Your device isn't compatible with this version."
        I have a G2X

        Also, "Entries will be judged on the overall quality of the review and *rating*," seems suspect. Anyone who finds the app unworthy of a five-star review will still likely give it a five, to be in the running for the prize. I would be amazed if anyone wrote anything other than glowing reviews this week (and how can they adequately review it without using it for a while?) This will not paint an accurate picture nor improve the quality of the app, which I believe is what reviews are for.

        Posted by:

          Hi Tom,

          The app is compatible with 4.0 as you mentioned. I would believe that it is the Ice cream sandwich update. Jamie is working on making the app compatible for all Android versions and we appreciate your patience.

          Thank you!
          Stephanie

          Posted by:

            Hi Catherine,

            Thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts. I just got to these comments now (we had a launch party and press conference earlier this morning) and apologize for a delay in response.

            The Voices.com app currently is available for Android devices with the operating system version of 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. Work is being done to make the Voices.com app available for earlier version of Android all the way down to Android operating system 2.3 (Gingerbread) which should be made available within the next couple of weeks. I will be posting about this later today so that our readers will receive that information should anyone have experienced difficulty accessing the app and didn't know why.

            We expect that people will rate the app based upon their experience and thoughts. Of course we want for people to deem our app worthy of 5-stars, and believe that it is a 5-star experience, however we want those reviews to be authentic. I don't believe the app can be reviewed through Google Play unless your device supports the current version and the individual has downloaded the app. The quality of the review translates to how much thought was put into the review, no spelling mistakes, mention of how it has been used, etc. The quality of the review doesn't mean that it has to be a 5-star rating but I could see how it may come across that way.

            The Android app was a long time coming and the fact that it is now available is a game changer for voice talent and clients who wanted to use Voices.com more effectively on their mobile device. I wouldn't be surprised to see 5-star ratings as the norm as we believe in our product and are very excited to get it into the hands of our customers who use Android devices.

            Posted by:

              Thanks for your response, Stephanie. I have always appreciated the service voices.com provides to the VO community. However, I am also perturbed by the trend of businesses to reward customers for writing good reviews for them. It defeats the purpose of the public reviewing system, from which we, as customers, all benefit.

              You may want to consider re-wording the rules to not say, "Entries will be judged...on the rating." Even without that, I see there is pressure to give a 5-star review, in the hopes of increasing one's chance of winning the prize. There are already a bunch of reviews today - all but one are 5-star. I don't doubt this is a great app, but I generally live with an app for weeks before I review, to see all it can do, find its strengths/weaknesses and be sure there are no bugs.

              Posted by:

                Hi Catherine,

                I have made the bullet point clearer re: entries will be judged... I have essentially said what I typed in my response to you but phrased it differently.

                Thank you for the suggestion,
                Stephanie

                Posted by:

                  "• Entries will be judged on the overall quality of the review and rating (how useful the review is to other users, proper grammar, thoughtfulness, highlighting features that helped you, general experience, etc.)."

                  Drop the "and rating" part. As previously mentioned it's misleading, and invites inaccuracies and abuse. The parenthetical info does not address the "rating" issue.

                  Posted by:

                    Hi Jason,

                    Thank you for your suggestion. I have made the edit.

                    Best wishes,
                    Stephanie

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