Universal Cheerio Adblock (iOS)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by dra, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. dra macrumors member

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    Since crystal have sold-out to advertising "trusted" companies been hunting a new stable replacement. Found Cheerio free today with a promise of no paid advertising.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/cheerio-browse-faster-adblock/id1041802661?mt=8

    ITunes Extract :

    Cheerio is a content blocker for Safari and iOS 9 that removes distracting advertising, trackers, and other unwanted elements from web pages. It makes pages load faster, uses less data on your cellular connection, and saves your battery life. The main features of Cheerio are : - Save on your mobile data plan by not loading data-hogging advertisements on web pages - Let Safari load pages faster than ever before by not showing ads, trackers, and other unwanted elements on web pages - Get updates to the blocking list as soon as they're available - Save your battery life for things that matter most by not loading and executing battery-hogging JavaScript elements on web pages - Keep websites from tracking your activity
     
  2. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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    Except Crystal didn't sell out. They're add a white list that you can complete disable. If you're going to smear another company, at least get your information straight.
     
  3. dra thread starter macrumors member

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    i taught they getting paid (by Eyeo) to give users by "default" Acceptable Ads with the option to opt out. please correct me if i am wrong.
     
  4. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the typos I was on my phone and angry from the misinformation. But yes. They, by default, have a whitelist that shows "acceptable" ads. However you can just flip that option off and continue using Crystal the way you have been using it. No additional charge. That isn't selling out. That's a minor revision to the app that ads a feature that some of the user base wouldn't mind because the complaint is over "unacceptable" ads. And for the username that doesn't want ads at all of any kind they can still select that option.
     
  5. dra thread starter macrumors member

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