1. Stone Will Fall's Avatar
    As the topic.

    It is legal to rate own application when in my smartphone I have different account than I use in developing?
    Do not be a problem if member of my family(the same surname in google account) rate my app?
    Immediately I say that I'm not going to cheat or something, just asking if this two reviews will be fine to Google.
    09-17-2015 11:25 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's not 'ilegal', just frowned upon. And if you abuse it (if you're found making multiple accounts to boost your ratings) you might lose your developer account.

    One personal review shouldn't matter, but if it looks like you've created multiple accounts or paid a lot of people for boosting ratings, that might be an issue.
    09-17-2015 11:31 AM
  3. Stone Will Fall's Avatar
    I said I'm not going to cheat
    I just thought to use my account and tell family members to review.
    09-17-2015 11:35 AM
  4. pocketreers's Avatar
    Can politicians vote for themselves? Yes they can indeed so why not, as long as you don't go cheating the system and voting multiple times and just don't go leaving yourself a blazing review
    09-17-2015 05:28 PM
  5. Classic Games Dev's Avatar
    I think your own ratings and reviews won't show up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-21-2015 04:01 PM
  6. Ramanath Suthakar's Avatar
    If is different account and different device it will be ok even if is the same surname. having said that if you create fake account and if you do your self may be one or few may ok but if any point if the google system flagged that some spamming going on then your app will be impact badly for sure. e.g. if you create a account and just review and rate your app only.
    10-17-2015 04:47 PM
  7. sur04sep's Avatar
    Yes you can as a real user. But do not try to manipulate the rating with so many fake accounts
    10-18-2015 08:14 AM

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