January 18th, 2013, 10:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Between Imladris and Lothlórien
Device(s): Nexus 5(u,r), SG4, N7.2-32(u,r), Nook Color, iPad2, Asus EEE Transformer w/ dock (stock)
Carrier: Verizon, for now.
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In my opinion, any app you pay for should be ad free. If Gameloft is putting ads in free gamesthen that's just the price you pay. A lot of effort goes into these apps and the developers should be compensated. If an app developer puts ads in paid games, I consider that unethical. I did my part and paid so I expect them to do their part and not pester me with ads.
AirPush is different in my opinion because it goes outside of the app to push ads on you. I find this reprehensible. If I'm not using the app (meaning it's not running) I will not accept being pestered with ads. FOR ME that's an absolute. There are enough alternative apps for pretty much everything so it's an easy enough technique to avoid.
Also consider that if more people paid for the apps they used, these aggressive techniques wouldn't be necessary.
Some people are totally cool with AirPush which is their decision and I respect their opinions.
Apple tells people what they want, Microsoft asks what people want, Google gives people what they want (for 15 minutes).
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