New Google ad policy could mean adios to some annoying in-app ads
interfere with game play. One Android user we know recently downloaded some live wallpaper from the Google Play Store. This might have been one of the worst offenders as ads crudely disguised as notifications started popping up. Another friend, (we do have more than one, you know!) recently installed the free version of Alec Baldwin's favorite airplane time killer Words With Friends, and found an ad displayed after every turn.
The new Ad Content policy from Google requests that each ad make it clear which app it "belongs to". Ads should not add bookmarks, shortcuts, icons or change default settings without the user's knowledge and consent. The user should be able to reverse the changes. More importantly, Google now says ads cannot ape notifications or warnings. Hopefully this means that Android owners can install live wallpaper without fear of getting bombarded with notification-style ads.
1. Sniggly posted on 31 Jul 2012, 23:14 7 1
Kickass, Google. Maybe now Gun Bros will stop running as a process, always, just to tell me their ridiculously overpriced War Bucks are on sale.
10. Mxyzptlk posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:03 0 0
That's what you get for downloading a free app instead of paying for it. Developer has to make money someway.
11. Sniggly posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:11 1 1
Considering how popular the game is/was, they would have made plenty of money off of the Warbucks anyway.
12. Mxyzptlk posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:25 0 1
That's an excuse. Apps don't develop themselves.
13. Sniggly posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:37 1 1
They don't, but a small game like Gun Bros doesn't require the extortionist prices that they have the Warbucks at.
16. Mxyzptlk posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:12 0 0
How do you know that?
2. cheeseycheeser posted on 31 Jul 2012, 23:31 6 1
I HATE THESE TYPE OF ADS.
Thank you Google! :)
14. kunyuk posted on 01 Aug 2012, 07:30 1 0
Just root your phone and install adfree and stop whinning dude!!!
5. pikapowerize (banned) posted on 01 Aug 2012, 00:15 1 2
wow google really improve!! i hope they will put it in ICS too!!!
9. IamYourFather6657 posted on 01 Aug 2012, 01:08 4 1
But I think devs on android won't be too happy
Only users will feel very happy
17. denied911 (banned) posted on 02 Aug 2012, 00:30 0 0
I'm rooted and have blocked all the ads so I don't give a $$hit