If you want a cool new weather app for your iPhone you pop on over to the App Store, type in “weather” and get hundreds of apps to choose from. But how do you decide which one to get?
For most people, the reviews make the difference. You look for the most popular product in your price range, read a few reviews to see what people say, and powered with that information you can make a decision. We’ve talked about the power of reviews before and their value isn’t going away anytime soon.
Now, If you’re looking for a cool new Magento theme or extension among the sea of software at MagentoConnect you may think to do the same, but you’ll notice something is different. Where you might expect to find just reviews you’ll also see a flame icon that represents “popularity”.
Popularity is intended to track the number of times a Magento theme or extension has been downloaded. The problem with popularity though is that people have figured out how to game the system. Just look at the numbers. Does 350,000 downloads and only 6 reviews make sense?
Magento is on to this trickery and working on a solution, but it highlights an important fact. Reviews matter! Nothing is more insightful than what other users have to say and you can learn a lot about the capability and quality of a product in just a few minutes.
So with all that said you may find yourself asking, “What are the best REVIEWED programs on MagentoConnect?” Well, if you sort by Most Reviewed you’ll find that Commative’s flagship Ultimento theme with built in extensions is not only the most reviewed theme on MagentoConnect, but it’s the most reviewed paid program on all of Magento!
We don’t mean to brag, but Ultimento comes with great support and includes multiple themes and over 15 individual extensions, all rolled into one easy to install package that we’re pretty proud of. We think it’s worth checking out, and from all the reviews it sounds like we’re not the only ones.
The Commative Team