Advertisements in Android apps
Do the new admob advertisements in the android apps bother anyone besides me? They seem to be much more invasive (much like the new advertisements on youtube videos) and are starting to get on my nerves.
I actually stopped using my droid for a few months and used a Palm Pre instead, because I thought the UI looked much better and there were fewer advertisements in the apps. I'm giving my Droid another go, but I seriously get sick of the banners in the apps.
Granted, some you can pay for to get rid of the advertisements, but others only have a free version with ads. I'm just sick of having advertisements thrown in my face everywhere I go. I quit watching television about 14 years ago because of commercials and stopped listening to regular radio and bought a subscription to XM to get away from them.
I accept the fact that I'm much more anal about advertisements than other people, but one of the things I always liked about gmail was that the advertisements were much less invasive than Yahoo Mail or Hotmail. It almost seems like Google has thrown that completely out the window lately.
- 03-10-2010, 12:32 PM #2
- 03-10-2010, 01:44 PM #3
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They put their time and money into this for you. and you can't put up with an ad or 2? seriously? thats ridiculous. You go ahead and Conceptualize and app, Then design it graphically, then program it to operate as you'd like. then release it for free for thousands of people to use and don't recieve a thank you or anything then come back and let us know what you think of the ads.
If you reread my post above, you'll see a little part about:
Granted, some you can pay for to get rid of the advertisements, but others only have a free version with ads.
I pay for XM radio so I don't have to listen to advertisements. So I'm obviously not cheap. However, there are dozens of apps that are "free", yet offer no pay version to get rid of the ads.
Oh, I also HAVE participated in software design and have done programming, which is probably more than you can say.
- 03-10-2010, 02:36 PM #5
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After years and years of web use, I have basically trained myself to ignore most ads. Of course, some are hard to ignore. I suppose my point of view is this: if that app is valuable to me, I'm willing to put up with ads (or pay for a version that has none, though I often pay for an app even if the free is good enough, if only to reward the developer.) If it offers little value, or there is a competing app that has better ads, no ads, or a paid version, I'll stop using the app with ads that bug me and either use something else or go without.
- 03-10-2010, 03:37 PM #6
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Coming from someone who is writing an app in the works, I plan on making an ad-supported and a paid non-ad version. I personally don't mind ads, and i do believe that it's a good idea to make a for-pay non-ad version of a lot of apps, but it also takes time and means that the dev has to manage two seperate baselines potentially.
Ads are simply a way for people to get paid for their work that their handing out for free, so it doesn't quite bother me too much.
The ads also usually take up unused space, so it's not like you're losing out on screen real estate. If the ads are actually hindering use of the product, then it's poor design.
- 03-10-2010, 04:28 PM #7Forums Emeritus
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P.S. - Moving to "General Chat" forum.
Last edited by Cory Streater; 03-10-2010 at 04:31 PM.
- 03-10-2010, 09:56 PM #8
Love the program and couldn't do without it on my droid, though. I'd buy it if he had a pay version.
- 03-11-2010, 12:40 AM #10
- 03-11-2010, 09:54 AM #11
Originally Posted by philip.stinger
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- 03-11-2010, 10:05 AM #12
I haven't take the "Root" plunge. I like to keep my phone stock for when the updates come out, though it doesn't seem like we'll see 2.1 any time soon. I had my G1 rooted and it was no big deal, but I just haven't really wanted to with my Droid.
The adfree app blocks ads in the apps or just in the browser?
- 03-11-2010, 11:40 AM #14
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The only time I have found the ads intrusive thus far was in the case of handcent. It seems to be slowing down the app pretty intensively at times. I'm hoping an update will fix that issue soon.
- 03-11-2010, 11:53 AM #15
Let's keep the insults, name calling and flaming off this forum guys.
- 03-11-2010, 12:27 PM #16
- 03-11-2010, 03:40 PM #18
Understood. I was not trying to point anyone out or be a jerk. Just trying to keep things cool around here. Lately there has been a lot of arguing going on around the forums and we are trying to avoid it. Thanks guys.
- 09-27-2010, 09:21 PM #19