Peace Ad-Blocker Pulled from App Store

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  1. jabrown93 macrumors member

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  2. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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    He banked tho. He had tons of sales and his app was the most expensive. It will be useless soon since it's not being updated. Waste of 3 bucks
     
  3. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    already requested a refund for this..he gives a link with cancellation instructions in his blog but still..release an app, bank, and then pull it 2 days later? pretty shady if you ask me. i understand the reasoning (feeling guilty) about it but hard to imagine he didn't feel the same before he put it on the appstore.
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    While I understand how he feels he should have thought this through. I'm a fan of his work and for the most part I like him. However he has a history of back pedaling when his blog posts get too much attention. Either have a backbone and stick by what you say, or shut up and live in peace. Same thing here. You made a decision, stick with it. Or you should not have built this ad blocker to begin with.
     
  5. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    He gave the source code to Ghostery*. We could spam, I mean send emails to Ghostery to request an app.



    * He said it on Twitter.
     
  6. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    Bummer. I heard great things about this and how Ghostery is amazing. I ended up buying Crystal but I can't lie, I am curious on how good this app was. Now I'll never know :(
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Too bad. Peace is the only app I know that offers Safari View Controller share sheet extension. I will use one of few freebies until the next winner emerges.
     
  8. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    Silly question but what exactly is it/does it do?
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    I downloaded Crystal for free. It's pay now?
     
  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It is $0.99 cents.
     
  11. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I see crystal has good reviews so i'm guessing it is good.

    my question is does it work for anything other then Safari? I have apps (ok just one "Cracked") that open up the app store automatically while just being on the app.
     
  12. sliderbot macrumors newbie

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    I think this could have easily been solved by adding the ability to allow certain trackers/adds through instead of having to manually enter the web address. I just block trackers/ads on a case by case basis in chrome.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Which freebies are there?
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Only works with Safari browser.
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Freedom is decent and free.
     
  16. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe him and the Flappy Bird guy should get together!
     
  17. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    so what's the best one out there right now? paid or free...
     
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Share extensions were added on iOS 8. Apps that added support for extensions allow users to send contents to other apps. For instance in Tweetbot, I can long click on the URL to trigger share sheet and send it to Peace. In turn, Peace app opens the webpage within the app that triggered it, via iOS 9's new Safari View Controller.
     
  19. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    I'm quite content with Crystal (0,99) at the moment. Granted, it doesn't offer the customization that some others do in regards to features like whitelisting etc., but it works great and I've yet to encounter a site that needed reporting because ads were showing or the site didn't work because of the blocker.

    Do some window-shopping, there are quite a few out there already. Personally I've heard good things about Blockr and Purify in addition to Crystal.
     
  20. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I snatched Crystal while it was free for 24 hours. ;)
     
  21. deeznuts macrumors member

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    Best option would be, get a refund from Peace in the app store & purchase Purify, its boss compared to the others. I have it, worth it. Blocks all these other sponsored ads on yahoo.com & theverge.com. You won't be disappointed.
     
  22. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    This includes any uses of the Safari View Controller (basically iOS 9-style in-app browser), but not other webviews (UIWebView, WKWebView)
     
  23. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    You can use WeBlock to block in-app ads (among others) while in Wifi. I'm using with Crystal and I don't see ads. VERY useful.
     
  24. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    Using Crystal and even if it isn't perfect it is so much better than nothing. I got while free. If I had to pay I'd probably suffer for a while longer and see which one seems better to people over a few weeks.
    I understand what he is saying but ads on web site have gotten way, way too bad. It used to be 1 ad per page maybe and now there are site that have more ads then content and the new models force you to go to new pages (with new ads) for everything you want to read.

    Sorry advertisers ruined the experience and now they have to pay. Before and even on other apps with ads - I refuse to click through even if, and very rare, I see something that might interest me.
     

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