- 06-29-2013, 03:18 PM #1
Is there any way to install an effective adblock in WP? Back when I used Android there was a way to install Ad Block until google blocked it (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/0...g-android-apps). Now, since Microsoft doesn't really relies on selling ads for most of its income I would expect them to be more open in that regard and yet I can't find any ad blocking app in the store.
- 06-29-2013, 04:02 PM #2
There's no ad-block app in the Windows Phone Store, and probably will never get the certification because it blocks the only way which developers use to get money from free apps. Windows Phone is also closed source, which means that many apps (and features) are impossible to develop.
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- 06-30-2013, 03:16 PM #15
If you want "No Ads", buy the paid version, support the devs, encourage more WP development. Some people will do something for nothing but you have to remember how much time they spend bringing us their product and if there's a paid/no ads version, I'm all for it.
07-01-2013, 08:17 AM #16
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- 07-01-2013, 08:56 AM #17
What I find shameful is that developers who use ads in their apps are admitting to blocking ads in websites. How is it that the website provider makes money again? How is that different from what you (and I) do in our apps? To block the ads is to steal from the developer, whether that developer writes apps or a website.
- 07-01-2013, 09:00 AM #18
BTW - I'm not saying that I'm better than anyone else... I used to pirate software all the time. But I've come to realize what I was doing was wrong, and I've changed my ways. I'm only trying to encourage that same change in others.
- 07-01-2013, 02:31 PM #19
I pay for my Internet service, so if I don't want to see ads on websites that's my option, just like if I don't want to see TV commercials.
07-01-2013, 04:03 PM #21
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It's amazing how much faster web sites perform when you're not waiting for ads from all kinds of third party ad services to load.
- 07-01-2013, 08:00 PM #23
Indeed, as you have mentioned, an adblocker is usually the only way one can enforce some sort of elementary privacy on the web. The "do no track" request is only that, a request. Google goes as far as burying that option deep in the options menu of its own browser followed by a disclaimer "most sites don't comply with this request, starting with us".
- 07-02-2013, 01:17 PM #24
- 07-02-2013, 01:30 PM #25
What makes websites more special than TV stations or TV shows?
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