iPhone X Why does Reddit still prompt you to download their app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Very annoying. Do they make serious money from people using their app vs their web page? It’s extremely intrusive and off putting that every time you open a redit article you get a stupid pop up. No we don’t want your useless app.
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Well using their app is better than using the web browser.
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    The primary reason everyone wants you to use their app (if they have one) is simple: Tracking.
    Very limited amount of tracking can be accomplished via a web browser, but using an iOS App? Watch out.

    Why do you think Google makes it difficult to use YouTube in your browser or edit your own videos? Why do you think The Mother of All Tracking pushes you towards their app?
    Simple: To better allow them to track the dickens out of you.
  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    But if you read 1 reddit article a month it’s useless.
  5. mjschabow macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2013
    Well thankfully it’s an issue that only occurs once per month.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    It's almost as if there's collusion with some app developers & . Lots of free apps are pushed when visiting websites yet the website has all the same or often more information. Often the app is just an abbreviated formatting change which provides nothing useful compared to the website....

    Apps typically get updated regularly (whether they need to be or not) and often when a new version of iOS comes out, the app's minimum requirements jump up a notch, deprecating earlier iOS versions that used to run perfectly fine.
    Over time, eventually, an updated app will no longer work at all on an older iPhone that CANT upgrade to a newer iOS version, so the only choice available if you've become addicted to that app is TO BUY A NEW IPHONE.
  7. mjschabow macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2013
  8. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    This made my evening.
  9. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    @now i see it is right - that’s why when you use Google maps from Safari, you get a popup that says, ‘We’re not getting the best out of your experience’ ... lol.

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