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Topic # 84760 7-Jun-2011 21:09
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Running 2.2 official release on standard (not rooted) Samsung Galaxy.

Can't believe how many ads there are...the joys of free app's I suppose.  

Anyone recommend a good ad blocker app?  Prefer free but willing to pay if proven.  Mixed reviews in the Android Market




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  Reply # 478735 7-Jun-2011 21:11
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and who will be paying for those 'free' softwares?





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  Reply # 478750 7-Jun-2011 21:37
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Not trying to troll here, but if you like a free app either buy the full version or put up with the ad's and let the developer make a bit of money.

I mean their isn't a lot to be made in android apps as it is.

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  Reply # 478756 7-Jun-2011 21:47
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No one can create anything for free. Support those that create free apps by not removing those ads. They aren't that intrusive anyway.



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  Reply # 478769 7-Jun-2011 22:08
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jbard: Not trying to troll here, but if you like a free app either buy the full version or put up with the ad's and let the developer make a bit of money.

I mean their isn't a lot to be made in android apps as it is.


A lot of handy apps are just free...there is no option to buy a 'full' version.  If there was a version without ads thats certainly a way I would go.




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  Reply # 478770 7-Jun-2011 22:13
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scuwp:
jbard: Not trying to troll here, but if you like a free app either buy the full version or put up with the ad's and let the developer make a bit of money.

I mean their isn't a lot to be made in android apps as it is.


A lot of handy apps are just free...there is no option to buy a 'full' version.  If there was a version without ads thats certainly a way I would go.


it is free because of those ads 





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  Reply # 478826 8-Jun-2011 07:25
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I prefer to buy full versions of apps but sometimes there isn't one available and ads are annoying. it's good to have a choice. 




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  Reply # 478854 8-Jun-2011 09:26
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There's adfree (it's in the market) but it requires root. You'll find most of adblockers will require root.

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  Reply # 478889 8-Jun-2011 10:56
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kyhwana2: There's adfree (it's in the market) but it requires root. You'll find most of adblockers will require root.


That was the one I linked to 




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  Reply # 478952 8-Jun-2011 13:39
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As above... Just ROOT and get Adfree its not hard :) and Adfree works perfect.




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  Reply # 478972 8-Jun-2011 14:55
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I use Adfree and it works a charm

In reality there is no lost revenue as I have never and would never read them let alone actual base a purchase on a annoynig little ad :P

Motivation for me was because it kept popping up on angry birds of which I do not believe there is advert free version?

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  Reply # 478976 8-Jun-2011 15:02
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Wade: I use Adfree and it works a charm

In reality there is no lost revenue as I have never and would never read them let alone actual base a purchase on a annoynig little ad :P

Motivation for me was because it kept popping up on angry birds of which I do not believe there is advert free version?


Developers don't get paid when you read the ad, they get paid for every 1000 that get shown.

So in fact their is lost revenue for the developer.


Some developers would prefer to keep android a free platform so use ad's in their apps but don't offer a paid version. This is the way they have chosen to market the app and people should respect that and get over the ad's.

 



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  Reply # 478977 8-Jun-2011 15:03
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Wade: I use Adfree and it works a charm

In reality there is no lost revenue as I have never and would never read them let alone actual base a purchase on a annoynig little ad :P

Motivation for me was because it kept popping up on angry birds of which I do not believe there is advert free version?


Thanks for the replies.  I do not want to do anyone out of a job or not pay fairly for development costs.  But when (like the Angry Birds example) there are no other choices, and I have no intention of following any of the ads anyway...it is just damned annoying!

As the phone is under warranty I don't want to root it just yet.  Looks like I have little choice but to live with it for a while.
    




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  Reply # 479210 9-Jun-2011 09:47
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I've noticed that the Google maps app has now starting showing ads within it, without the google-analytics sites added to the hosts files you lose a useful chunk of your screen real estate. Pretty rude on their part, surely they get a kickback from licencing fees of the phones and shouldn't need to push ads as well?

The annoying bit with some apps is that they don't supply an "ad-free" version so you're forced to put up with the stupid things even in cases where I'd happily pay a few bucks for the app (i.e. "Wifi Analyzer" which is very handy)




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  Reply # 479274 9-Jun-2011 11:58
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stevenz: I've noticed that the Google maps app has now starting showing ads within it, without the google-analytics sites added to the hosts files you lose a useful chunk of your screen real estate. Pretty rude on their part, surely they get a kickback from licencing fees of the phones and shouldn't need to push ads as well?

The annoying bit with some apps is that they don't supply an "ad-free" version so you're forced to put up with the stupid things even in cases where I'd happily pay a few bucks for the app (i.e. "Wifi Analyzer" which is very handy)


Android is open source so there is no licensing fee for handset makers. The only revenue Google makes is from ads and Android Market sales.  




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