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5 star ratings

When I create an app, for example, an IDEAS app, and I choose to use a 5 star rating, so our team can vote on the best ideas, the ratings are not displayed in the badge view, or any other view in PODIO.

Voting and reviewing the votes in each idea created becomes a hard task of clicking the badge to display the preview, and then clicking again in the idea´s title to view the full content of the idea and then, and only then, it is possible to view the votes.

There is no use in a 5 star rating system if its going to be used like this. a voting is made to be able to compare what has the most votes, and without a visual feedback it is impossible to see what are the most popular ideas.

The solution in easy, display the 5 star rating in the badge view, or in any other view, and make the voting possible from the preview window on the right, that opens when you click on the badge.

Each user should be able to vote their favorite IDEAS in a faster and easier way, and get a sense of what ideas are more popular just by looking at the badges.

Manuel Lariño Answered

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I agree with everything suggest by OP, and would add a request for filtering lists by stars=X, stars>X and stars<X.

David Christy 0 votes
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Really needed for crowdsourced voting of different options in a team...

Dirk Spannaus 2 votes
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Agreed, especially with the filters! We'd love to create a leaderboard of ideas and it's hard to sort through what the top vote-getters are!

Suzanne Yada 0 votes
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Hi all,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and input on our current rating system. We are looking to continuously improve features in relation to ratings and filtering. Your feedback is highly relevant. Thank you!

Cheers, Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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We could use this too. I just created an app so that my clients could create lesson requests in our online learning academy and then all members could vote it up or down with the thumbs up. It's a great idea in theory, but I see the execution isn't quite as elegant. 

Marni Melrose 0 votes
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I second that. Would be highly useful to have and applies to the thumbs up / thumbs down as well. You could build your own Dell-like idea storm system with it. Should go on the list view as well.

 

And both the start voting and the thumbs up/thumbs down should also become available as sorting criteria, so that you can sort ideas from best- to lowest-rated.

Daniel Waas 0 votes
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Definitely - please either,

  • treat the star rating as a regular field
  • or get rid of it as a special field, and have a "star rating" field among the Text, Number, Date etc. field types
Dan Dascalescu 0 votes
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Count me in. In iTunes, for example, sorting by five star vote is my most important way of interacting with the list. I'd second Dan's idea to move the five star voting, acutally all interaction types, to the app builder fields you can handle seriously, i.e. see as a column in the tabular mode, sort for it and make a report widget from it. Should be comparably easy to get done!

Fritz Feger 0 votes
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I suspect the reason the star ratings are treated in a special manner is that every Podio user sees their own star rating and Podio aggregates them, but regular fields have one value that is viewable and editable by all. My star rating of a contact can be quite different from my colleague's, but the contact's name will be the same.

However, I don't see this as a serious enough reason to treat it as a special field. One simple solution is to have a Star Rating field that displays your rating (which you can change) and to its right, the aggregated rating for the item (read-only). In any case, the current implementation is (with all due respect) lame. You can't export the star ratings, can't sort by them, can't display them in layouts etc.

Dan Dascalescu 0 votes
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Dan, in an event type of app the buttons "are you attending?" which are created automatically (NOT those you have to opt in in the interaction section) do exactly that. They have a special value for everyone invited.

To do the same with five star rating would be straightforward. The item list could display the average rating (as every amazon like list would), while the single item view could in addition reveal individual ratings. Cool.

Fritz Feger 0 votes
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Hey guys,

Just an update on this. We have made it possible to sort and to filter based on the 5 stars rating :) It is still not possible to see it on the badge layout as suggested but you can create and save a view based on the filters.

http://blog.podio.com/2013/01/16/views-reports/

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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Hi Sara, thank you very much, this is a progress. Still, it is a very secret feature ;-)

Check out my, er, "cool" workaround in the screenshot. Visible, sort by click on head, report ready. The only thing this cannot do is allow for individual voting and calculating an average rating.

Fritz Feger 0 votes
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The Card view Fritz shows does not seem to be an option any longer. For some reason Rating column no longer shows.

Podio, please add Rating, Yes/No, Likes and Followers to Card view. At the same time please add those five columns {Rating, Yes/No, Likes and Followers) to Excel Export. That would be very valuable and appreciated.

Grant Millin 2 votes
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Hi Grant, the image I shared is "cheated", i.e. in the App Builder I used a category building block an typed in "**", "" as values, and so on, MANUALLY as different possible statuses. You can do that too; its the same as inputting "outrageous", "great", "good", etc., but only with asteriks. But since this is a status, it can only assume ONE value. When you rate **** and the next day your coworker changes the status to **, then your rating is lost. This is different if you check the "five star rating" box in the interaction section of the App Builder almost at the bottom of the App Builder page.

Fritz Feger 0 votes
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Hey Grant,

Not everyone is a part of the App Builder Community, most people will not be able to access your link :)

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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I would also like to request that rating is made a configurable field. I have list of items that I would like everyone to rate both the business value and expected effort using a five star rating. The fields should record individual user values and then determine and display the average and then I would like to be able to sort on on those two fields. Or even better treat those average fields as numbers and then calculate an overall score base on the product. Is that too complicated? :)

Chris Webb 0 votes
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Thought I'd add my two cents here as well, but first I'd like to offer my compliments on building such a wonderful service. 

It seems to me that it's very difficult for users to interact with the "interaction" items.  I'll start by describing the task that I'm trying to accomplish: add a star rating to each item in an app. The problem is, as described above, that you must be in the expanded pane view to even see the star rating, which means a lot of clicking back and forth between views to page through the entries.

My first and foremost suggestion would be to make these "interaction" items available to edit when any entry is pulled up in the small pane (before expanding to full screen).  Since I think of these as very closely related to comments, I would expect to see them just above or below the comment field in that pane.

A related suggestion would be to allow navigation to the previous and next items when you're in the expanded pane view.  This would at least allow a user to navigate through a list of items and rate each one without having to go back and forth to the main app view.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Andrew Swartzell 1 vote
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Rating is also important in my case. How far is the improvement there?

Florian Gottschall 0 votes
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Still waiting for some improvements here... for almost a year now... :(

Douglas 0 votes
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+1000 Please make it possible to see the importance of votes in a field or something on the items, otherwise they become nearly useless.

Allan Lund Hansen 0 votes
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+1 - would really like a crowd vote, where we could sort by thumbs up/down (and even display the counts)

Mikkel Ellebæk Bendixen 0 votes
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The issue of rating options doesn’t jump out at me from the article text. Is there something at one point in one of the articles we should look for?

I do see how five star rating and voting shows who’s giving what ratings. I tried to export to Excel and did not see where either form of rating stays in the Excel export. I’ll try some filtering experiments later as well.

I heard something about bugs. So far the new look and functionality once again makes sense and adds value.

Thanks Podio Team.

Grant Millin 0 votes
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Sara, good start!

As it's not mentioned in the blog post: five star voting is now in the panel view of an item, and an average of all people who did vote is being calculated.

To complete that feature I'd suggest to display these average ratings in a column in table view. Right now there's no way to find out about the rating of items in either badge, table or card view. You have to click on an item to see the rating. This is a pity :-)

Fritz Feger 1 vote
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