Root Ad Blocker

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jcase, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. jcase

    jcase Well-Known Member
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    Please report bugs and ads here http://tinyurl.com/ReportAds or use the in app option.

    THIS IS EARLY ALPHA TESTING, IT WILL NOT BLOCK ALL ADs. REPORT ADs THAT SHOW UP PLEASE.

    This is an early public alpha test, the ad database is VERY Small and will not block many ads. The purpose of this test is to build up the ad database. I need people to use, and then report what APPs they still see ads in.

    Unlike other adblockers, this app does not edit files on your system, and can thus work with nand locked devices. Requires root.

    Please read the license before enabling ad blocking. By using this software, you agree to report ads that show up in APPs to me.

    I will enable the widgets, and on boot and other options after the ad list is built up to reasonable size.

    #Please uninstall/reinstall to use this version.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8699733/aDroid_005.apk
    #Please uninstall/reinstall to use this version.

    Version 0.0.5 7/16/2010
    #Please uninstall/reinstall to use this version.
    #Major changes in ad database

    Version 0.0.4 7/15/2010
    #In app bug and ad reporting
    #Fix tether interference bug
    #Updated Ad Database

    Version 0.0.3 7/14/2010
    #Update to Ad Database

    Version 0.0.2 7/14/2010
    #Bug Fix preventing restart of block

    Version 0.0.1 7/14/2010
    #Initial Alpha Test


    Without our adblocker
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    With our adblocker
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu2OIvAI-e4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0tDmZ59bM
     

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  2. jcase

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    Now blocking adshare in apps as well, this could get interesting.
     
  3. fritzel67

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    Nice work! I can't surf on my laptop or desktop without some adblock software installed (typically ADP). I have noticed the Admob ads on my Eris, and while I don't find them too obtrusive, I would be more than happy to get rid of them. ;)
     
  4. jcase

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    Without Blocker
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    With Blocker
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    Without Blocker
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    With Blocker
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  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    So how does one actually make money with the ads? Is it by us clicking on them or is it just them showing?

    If it's just them showing, can it still be something where you can make money from the ads but they just don't physically show?


    If you do decide to release this, I know a lot of us would be very happy! :D
     
  6. Philosophre

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    With the weather example, it just looks weird without the ad there. It is replaced with a big blank. I usually don't have any problems with ads as long as they aren't blinking at seizure speed.
     
  7. jcase

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    Its not even in beta testing yet, but honestly with most apps thats not an issue. That one uses a proprietary ad framework from what I can tell, and seems to be one of the only (the only?) app using that setup.

    To date thats the only one that doesn't recovery screen space fully. I can test it on other apps, just request here.
     
  8. jcase

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    They have to be clicked.

    It is being released, will post a public beta here.
     
  9. Kelmar

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    Gotcha. Well, most of those willing to click on the ads are probably not going to install this app.

    Will this app just keep the ads from showing or stop the app from getting the ad content?


    We appreciate that you are willing to release this app!
     
  10. jcase

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    Both, it interrupts the fetch process, keeping it from fetching the content, and interrupts the framework, keeping from displaying anything ad framework.
     
  11. SirVilhelm

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    What is the status on this? I would like to try it out.
     
  12. jcase

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    Working hard on it, its fully functional, just polishing the rouge edges. Expect beta this weekend.
     
  13. fritzel67

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    Supah dupah! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks.
     
  14. exterbed

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    any news on this?
     
  15. jcase

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    Opt'd to wait til work and school life settles down a bit, over releasing a beta app without all the features I want in it. Soon as this 1/4 of school is over, ~30days, I will resume work.

    I have added OTA updates of the ad database to the working feature list.
     
  16. MJL

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    I just wanna chime in here and say that I am another one eagerly awaiting this and cant with to test it out when you release it. Keep up the good work!
     
  17. zoidy84

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    i would jump on this, would even donate!
     
  18. MrDangerous

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    Is there an ad supported version?
     
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  19. hallstevenson

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    That would be ironic, now wouldn't it ? :D
     
  20. DDustiNN

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    I would absolutely love to have this app...
     
  21. MordyT

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    Been watching this thread for a few months now, if you need a tester, I all in. Rooted EvO
     
  22. Romparoo

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    Sweet! I would pay for this app. For a twist, you should allow ads to run in this app!
     
  23. etherguy

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    Ad Free is available in the Market...does the same thing quite well!
     
  24. DDustiNN

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    Just installed AdFree from the Market, and it seems to block ads successfully but it does not recover the screen space in apps. It just leaves the space black, and has the little circle of dots constantly moving (like when something is loading).

    I'd pay/donate for the version jcase was working on if it ever gets finished :D
     
  25. jcase

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    Let the public testing begin.
     

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