Apple has notified developers that starting as soon as iOS 10.3 is available for download, developers will be able to reply to reviews left by users on their app listings. The feature will be open to both iOS and macOS developers and open a whole new way to communicate with an audience.
When iOS 10.3 ships to customers, you will be able to respond to customer reviews on the App Store in a way that is available for all customers to see. (This feature will also be available on the Mac App Store.)
— Calvin Chestnut (@iCalvin) January 24, 2017
Also making its way to developers is a new automated system for review requests within apps. Apple’s new API will decide when it’s best to display a pop-up requesting a user’s opinion, while there’s currently no known plans for when this will be implemented. As always, stay tuned.