I think the rules state that you can vote for one or more apps once per day. There's even a banner that appears after voting stating when the next voting period will begin. So, I think this is WAS (works as designed).
Hi Nancy, ahh ok now I understand. Yes, you do have a point. If you like it, you like it. It is questionable whether or not if you like like like like like like like it, it should be ranked higher. The other question would be whether or not it makes sense to allow you to vote for 2 different apps (I've done this). I mean, you have to make up your mind at some point and decide which one you think is better.
Sure, it's a little questionable, but I think the main reason for that is to drive traffic to the website. You'll probably also get a sense of who and how many supporters you have. :-) Social networking...
I could imagine they're trying to gauge actual support (or call it enthusiasm) that way. Driving the crowds from Facebook to a voting site to hit the 5 stars button once is one thing, having a loyal user base cast votes repeatedly even on weekends is something different. Also, the mechanism of voting multiple times works just like the stars rating system in the end, but over a longer time frame: if, for example, one particular App looks good at first but exhibits undesirable beheaviour later on, users can just stop voting and thereby leave, say, a "3 stars" rating (out of 7). Plus, this compensates for the lack of an "undo vote" button to some degree (it's not all-or-nothing, but that's fine).
As always, the devil's in the details, and I think the team did a good job designing the voting system as it is.
Yes I enjoyed the voting system, my followers on twitter on the other hand are probably happy I won't be spamming their timeline anymore. I thoroughly enjoyed the battle between fourth and fifth.good luck to all the contestants.