In July, XDA-Developers discovered indications as to an in-app review system being tested for the Google Play Store in, what was at the time, the latest version of the Play Store app's APK. Now, the folks over at 9to5Google have uncovered more details regarding the rumored feature, with visual illustrations showcasing how it would work.
For those who are unsure of what issue exactly this system would help overcome, it should be noted the Play Store currently works such that any app that asks for a review while you are using it requires you to leave the app and rate it/write a review at its Play Store listing. This can understandably be off-putting for some, something that Google seems to be trying to change through the introduction of in-app reviewing.
9to5Google's Dylan Roussel was able to find an internal application uploaded on the Play Store that is apparently being used to test the aforementioned system. The following images show a visual demonstration of how it may end up working:
The Material themed-interface displays a system that seems to be simple enough to grasp; users rate the application and post a review without having to leave it, and then receive a confirmation that their review has been submitted. However, for now, the testing app does not look to be receiving any indications that a review has been left - though, of course, this might well change when a public build is released.
Since the current implementation of the system seems to be mostly functional, it looks like it may not be long before Google starts rolling it out to users for further testing. However, no official confirmation from the tech giant regarding an in-app review system has been provided as of yet.