Has anyone noticed this full screen popup ad in Flixster?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    Almost every single time I open it a full screen advertisement pops up from the bottom of the screen. You have to close it to use the app. This is extremely annoying, a huge hassle to do this almost every single time.

    I tried other apps like Fandango and none come close to Flixster in terms of interface and layout. This is ridiculous, there should be a paid version available.
     
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    Maybe Flixster did the math and came to the conclusion that ads generate more money than 1 time in-app purchases do for them.

    Also... they probably know exactly what you know... that Flixster has the best interface, and you will most likely stick with them and keep viewing their ads.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    is Flixter a paid app? I can accept a pop up here and there if it's a free app.

    If it's paid, I may not be happy about it. I would reach out to the developer and let em know how you feel.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think you're right. Sucks, supply and demand. It's still bad business practice though, I'm sure they could get just as much money for other less intrusive ads. They won't be on top forever and it will eventually come back to bite them in the ass.
     
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    I don't think it will bite them in the ass. They may lose a few sensitive customers, but as long as the service continues to deliver I think they'll be just fine.
     
  6. TH55, Jan 6, 2013
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    Apparently you don't use Flixster. It's the most intrusive and irritating popup I've ever seen, they will lose a lot of customers if they don't fix it.

    It has nothing to do with being "sensitive". American consumers are some of the winiest, pickiest, most entitled people on earth. I have read and heard countless people complain about far pettier things. This is a glaring slap in the face to loyal users
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I just downloaded Flixter. Not a bad app. I just check the local movie times. I didn't see any abnormal pop ups. Felt smooth overall. Dare I say, snappier? :D

    Not understanding the level of frustration your experiencing as I'm not seeing as many ads/ distractions in this app.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah after deleting and reinstalling it is now less frequent but still there
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    :cool::)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Now it is back in full swing, every time I open the app! Arrggh! The greed of these companies will be their ultimate downfall, and the sad part is they could easily replace the money made from that obnoxious pop up ad with several more subtle and less intrusive ads.
     
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    You really need to let this go. Don't sweat the small stuff. Surely, you have more pressing concerns in your life?

    It's a free app.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sure I do but I still like to tackle all sized problems
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    It's an issue YOU have no control over and are obsessing over.

    Logically, you should just let it go. There will be no meeting of your expectations for a free app to be the way you think it should be. The issue here is, you have expectations that won't be fulfilled by complaining on a forum. You reach out to the dev and if they decide the ad revenue is not that important, but your expectations of how you think the app should work trumps the need for said pop up, then you might have something. Let us know how this goes.

    This is not a problem for anyone other than yourself.

    Good luck on tackling this real first world problem.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Apps that force you to view an ad upon opening find no home on my iPhone. I try the, if there is an ad, I delete it, no big deal. I support devs who offer a paid version with no ads both on iOS and Android.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And how exactly do I contact the dev?

    I'm not complaining on a forum just to complain, I'm hoping to find relief in hearing other people have experienced the same issue
     
  16. pat park, Feb 17, 2013
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    Find relief?
    Now you are just being silly.

    It's a free app. Find another app that meets your expectations.

    You can contact the company here:

    http://community.flixster.com/about
     
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    Is there an alternative app that gives the same information?
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't care if it's free, I'd be more than willing to pay for an ad-free version.

    I tried multiple other apps and none of them comes close
     
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    Can you point to a consumer like this? Between you, myphone7 and bonskovsky (same person perhaps?) I've only seen the highest level of discourse and certainly not picky about anything.
     

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