In app advertising

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by 199708, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone noticed how many of the free apps have in-app advertising? its killing valuable screen space. :mad:

    Luckily, I have a backup off them all from a few months ago. Anybody else re-installing their backups?. Only time I do download the latest is if its causing issues with my touch.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it is the cost of downloading a free app. Buy the full version and those pesky ads will be gone.
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah, its definitely not worth upgrading to the AIM with advertising. The only thing they added was PUSH and multiple screen names:rolleyes:
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    Ads provide the developer some kind of revenue from an app that otherwise wouldn't generate any, since it's free. Many developers provide a free-but-ad-supported version as well as an ad-free-but-paid version. Some users are willing to live with ignoring ads if it means getting the app for free.
     
  5. 199708 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    aim?

    I download the latest updates, if they have new features im after only.
    But i did a test run on some apps, that were updated by the developer, with 3.0 bug fixes (usually I dont push the program far enough to discover any bugs), and find out they added some advertising to it. So i just roll it back to the previous version.
     
  6. astrosaurus macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting a free app and I don't expect them to just lose money on it. If they can monetize it that's cool with me. I really haven't seen any terrible offenders though, all of the ads have been moderate in size.
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I have one app that has ads. After using it for so long, I don't even see the ads.
     

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