Wouldn't It Be fantastic To Have An Ad-blocker ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MadGoat, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. MadGoat macrumors 65816

    MadGoat

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    I wish apple would allow us to blacklist domains on the iphone without jailbreaking it.

    Usually I jailbreak and kill ad sites as soon as I can, but running some dev tests on 3.1, I don't have that option yet.

    First on my list would be admob.com
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'd much prefer a spam filter.
     
  3. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    The idea is to keep you from downloading ads in the first place. Not download all that extra image data then stop it from being displayed.

    You need server side spam filtering or your iPhone will be slowly downloading gobs of spam from the server then sorting it out on the phone. :D
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Jailbreak and install adblock.
    no more bannerads or any extra junk displayed on pages you open.
    Loads up websites way faster without all that other crap.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    Are there any web proxy services that offer ad blocking?
     
  6. MadGoat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I use openDNS to block ads when at home, but when on 3G nothing I can do without jailbreak

    first of all read the post... no jailbreaking. secondly I want to block ads from apps, not web pages.
     
  7. Shoot macrumors regular

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    the ads are there to pay for the apps, developers DO need money to make the apps.
    I can understand wanting to block out silly banners on sites because they actually cost you data BUT the in-app ads are just text usually and without them you'd have no more apps.
     
  8. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    The banners are there to pay for website costs plus make a profit. The ads are there to pay for the app costs plus make a profit.

    It would be unfair of me to just block banners on websites in Safari so I want to be fair about it and just block them all. :D
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    lets see

    Adblocker
    Google Voice
    Backgrounder: run apps in the background even better now by Mquickdo
    Catigories place apps in folders have all you games in a folder
    change backgrounds run themes have the freedom to change our phone.

    So why do we Jailbreak again? :D
     
  10. applerocks macrumors regular

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    Ads online haven't been too obtrusive just yet for me at least. Once people stop accidentally clicking on them (and generating revenue), they'll become larger and larger.

    Now, some games are just terrible on the ad front, but there's not much you can do about that... (other than paying!)
     
  11. MadGoat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    See they don't even require you to click them , it's based on impressions for the most part.

    I think Ad agencies are scum and I block them all when I can, I would rather pay the dev 99 cents for a quality app than have ads on them.
     
  12. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Ad-blocker? They've already stopped flash ads ;)
     
  13. dejo Moderator

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    Why do you feel this way?

    Alright. But are you willing to pay more than 99¢ for a quality app. It's not like free or 99¢ are the only possibilities.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Read my reply. It ain't happening.


     
  15. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

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    Hahaha good point!
     

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