Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 10:42 UTC
Apple While we were al busy getting knickers in twists over section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer agreement, Apple hoped to sneak another, possibly more far-reaching change past us. All Things Digital, however, got hold of section 3.3.9, which could effectively kill all third party ad networks - granting an insurmountable advantage to Apple's own iAd network.
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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

1) I don't see how this prevents me from putting banner ads, either home grown or from other ad networks, in my apps. As long as I don't collect user or device information. If I need to collect user information I first need get their permission and second tell them what I'm using the information for.


It will be like people have been saying about using other programming languages to create iPhone/iPad/iPod apps. Steve weighed in decisively and confirmed the worst FUD.

I actually agree with you on this point, that technically people will find a way of getting over the issue, but how long will your user use your application after he/she sees a message telling them that you are collecting data about them? Using iAds you will not need to display that.
How will the ad networks like that often they loose all data that allowed them to serve up relevant ads? And location is very much Device Data, so say good bye to geo aware ads.

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