1. In regards to recently combined carrier specific root forums, if your device forum was affected, please see this poll/thread!

AirPush: Do you want ads in your Notification Tray?

Are you okay with Ads being pushed to your Notification Tray?

  1. Yes.

    7 vote(s)
  2. No.

    146 vote(s)
  3. Undecided.

    2 vote(s)
  1. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    In case you haven't seen it yet, there is a post on Phandroid about AirPush, and their ad tech that lets Devs push ads to your notification tray even when the app from that dev ISN'T running!

    AirPush Sends Ads to Your Notification Pane (And Why I Think It’s Horrible)

    Already there has been a backlash against the Dev of APNDroid, who was apparently the first to use AirPush.

    APNdroid is suspended on the Android Market - Martin Adamek

    That dev removed the AirPush ads from his app after receiving a horde of 1 star ratings and being reported as malware.

    I am completely in favour of Devs making money from their apps! I have purchased apps, and I have free apps that serve ads IN THE APP, and I have NO problem with that.


    I found this thread between Devs and AirPush. Let them know how you feel.


    Here is what I told them...

    I am not a developer, I am an end user and I am here to tell AirPush, and Developers, that if I download an app that serves ads via AirPush, I will 1. Uninstall the app. 2. Give it a bad review. 3. Flag it as Malware, and 4. NEVER buy that app or install apps from that developer again.

    To be clear I COMPLETELY support the right of devs to make money either by selling their apps, or by having ads IN the app.

    I have many free apps with ads in the app, which doesn't bother me. I have also purchased apps, some of them after trying the free version.

    The thing you devs don't seem to consider is that your app might not bug people... "Hey, it's just one ad in your notification tray", but if many devs start doing this, the tray will be full of ads!

    NO WAY.

    You can see what happened to APNDroid, it can happen to you too.

    APNdroid is suspended on the Android Market - Martin Adamek

    AirPush Sends Ads to Your Notification Pane (And Why I Think It’s Horrible)

    Airpush happy to support developers who deceive their users (xpost from /r/technology) : Android

    I, as a developer, HATE the idea of AirPush. Lets make a list of apps that use it. : Android


    I have started a thread in the Developers sub-forum telling them how I feel about AirPush. If you are against AirPush, take a moment to pop over and let them know.


    Petrah, tef89, kaotikone and 8 others like this.
  2. mdram

    mdram Well-Known Member

    adblock FTW
  3. sardonycus

    sardonycus New Member

  4. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Regardless of what developers think, or what AirPush says, if users dislike the concept enough to remove the "offending" apps, nobody will be making money with AirPush.
  5. cds0699

    cds0699 Well-Known Member

    This, I will not have any ap that uses "AirPush" on my phone, period (and I actually do buy paid apps in the Android Market).
  6. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

  7. cds0699

    cds0699 Well-Known Member

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  8. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    Also from another user:
    I would boycott any developer who uses Air Push ads. I don't care how great the app is.
    Petrah and Spaceprobe like this.
  9. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

  10. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

    I too would boycott any developer who used this - I pay for apps. Always. If there's a donate version, I pay for it. I will not be subjected to ads on my phone....I don't do ads period, on any platform, if I can block them. If they want to pay part of my cell phone bill then maybe I'll consider it, until then, sorry Charlie!
    alostpacket likes this.
  11. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

    An app from the developer responsible for airpush? No thank you. I don't have any offending apps, but I downloaded the airpush detector, just in case.
  12. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    There is no way on earth i would ever accept this from an app - it would be an instant uninstall.

    I have no problem with developers using in-app ads (although i can't stand them, and will prefer to pay for an app without ads than have a free app with ads), but bombarding me with ads outside the app itself is beyond the pale.
    milesyet2go likes this.
  13. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I also always by apps, and if there is no paid version, I use AdBlock anyways, I can't stand ads. At least there is an app to permanently opt out of these SPAM notifications!!
    milesyet2go likes this.
  14. coeyv

    coeyv New Member

    So I have downloaded the airpush detector, which comes up with nothing. I am getting airpush ads though. I have opted out using their app, but then deleted the app, and the ads are still there. So I guess I have to either delete all my apps or keep their damn app? I'm very frustrated with this, as I've wasted several hours with it. I agree that it's just going to push people away from the platform. I've tried to find a list of offending apps, but can't seem to find one. I've read something saying airpush claims that the user will only get one ad a day, but i just got three. I feel like throwing this phone through a Verizon store window.
  15. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Are the airplay developers on here? I can't think of anyone else who would actually answer yes to the poll... :confused::confused:
  16. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    This is may be an other kind of AirPush named LeadBolt.
    Apps with this kind of addons push spam on the notification bar :(

    'AirPush Detector' finds AirPush addons but not LeadBolt's.
    The app 'Addons Detector' lists all addons on the phone.
    When AirPush or LeadBolt is on the (very long) list of apps for an app then this app is a source of notifications bar spamming.

    Uninstall the so listed app and you'll get rid of this spam :)
    But don't forget to write an review in Market before you uninstall!

    For more info you'd search in this forum for LeadBolt.

  17. Umito

    Umito Member

    As one of the devs of Addon Detector. Please let us know if our app doesn't detect one of the push notification ad addons of the spamming app. Next update will allow filtering just for these kind of addons. Until that one is released, check for Leadbolt and Airpush.

    Let us know if you get spammed by apps that don't list one of those!
  18. Stormray

    Stormray Well-Known Member

    Ive noticed a correlation between no longer getting ads and rooting on my old device. Once I rooted it, the ads stopped.

    This is the equivalent of adware on a PC if you ask me... And I suggest you do what you can to rid of it.
  19. Snowman269

    Snowman269 Member

    I would actually leave the Android system if Google adopted this as an ad technique. That's how serious I am about NO ads in my notification tray.
  20. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    The poll needs a 4th option called, "Hell no!!!"
  21. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    While I would never tolerate a notification ad on my device, I can understand where some people might be more inclined to use it if in app ads interfered with app usage. Perhaps a toggle between airpush and in app ads would be a great compromise
  22. Green1

    Green1 Active Member

    Absolute worst idea ever!

    Ads in an app are one thing, but what gives any developer the right to install ads when their app isn't even running!

    Addon detector found me my culprit. I recommend NOBODY ever use "Canada Traffic Cameras" again.
  23. UssjTrunks

    UssjTrunks Well-Known Member

  24. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

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  25. LucyCaboosey

    LucyCaboosey Well-Known Member

    I have deleted several apps that were guilty of air push adverts. Adverts within apps I can handle but I don't want icons in my notification bar. Let alone notifications for dating apps! This does raise some eyebrows with my poor boyfriend when he sees I'm being advertised dating agencies on my phone! :mad::mad::mad:

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