Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:07 UTC
Google This was inevitable. AdMob founder and CEO Omar Hamoui has responded to Apple blocking AdMob from the iOS ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, Hamoui isn't particularly amused, claiming that not only is it bad for competition, it will also hurt developers and users alike.
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RE: iCROSOFT
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 9th Jun 2010 23:22 UTC in reply to "iCROSOFT"
Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

I don't get the deal.
Google isn't allowing alternative advertising agencies to handle ads on Google Search either. It's all Google's own ads.
Why would Google allow competing ad providers on their own websites? Why should Apple make an exception for Google's AdMob when Google makes none as well?

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RE[2]: iCROSOFT
by dalingrin on Wed 9th Jun 2010 23:53 in reply to "RE: iCROSOFT"
dalingrin Member since:
2009-03-12

Unfortunately that example doesn't really make sense to me. Your analogy would be relevant if Apple said that Apple first party applications are not going to use AdMob. Which is of course just fine.

Using your analogy it is more like Apple saying OSNews can't use AdMob ads when displayed on an Apple product.

If I make a website I would to display the same ads regardless of the viewers platform.

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RE[3]: iCROSOFT
by mrhasbean on Thu 10th Jun 2010 01:54 in reply to "RE[2]: iCROSOFT"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

If I make a website I would to display the same ads regardless of the viewers platform.


An you can. Non-Flash based Google's ads will still display on web sites, but then there's even technology being developed to allow Flash ads to happen as we saw the other day. This is where the g00ks are muddying the waters to confuse people. What we're talking about is IN APP ads, not web site ads. If you want to put Google ads on your web site they will still be displayed on the iPhone. This is NOT about web advertising as some would want you to believe, this is about IN APP advertising.

So again, if Apple want to put those restrictions on development tools that they create it's their prerogative. People don't have to develop for the iPhone, people don't have to buy an iPhone. If you CHOOSE to do either you know UP FRONT what you are getting into because you are presented with T&C's and / or a License Agreement. Unlike Google where you don't get asked shit, they just take what they want and do whatever they like with it.

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RE[3]: iCROSOFT
by Fettarme H-Milch on Thu 10th Jun 2010 07:10 in reply to "RE[2]: iCROSOFT"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Unfortunately that example doesn't really make sense to me. Your analogy would be relevant if Apple said that Apple first party applications are not going to use AdMob. Which is of course just fine.

The iOS SDK is a first-party Apple product.

It's not as if Safari won't display any ads by Google AdSense/DoubleClick.
Safari is increasingly compatible to HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and such. Writing applications using those technologies should be of no problem. Not only would those be compatible with Android as well (Android's default browser is also WebKit-based and should be equally compatible if based on a similar timed WebKit snapshot), you could use all sort of ad providers.

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RE[2]: iCROSOFT
by Laurence on Thu 10th Jun 2010 11:14 in reply to "RE: iCROSOFT"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I don't get the deal.
Google isn't allowing alternative advertising agencies to handle ads on Google Search either. It's all Google's own ads.
Why would Google allow competing ad providers on their own websites? Why should Apple make an exception for Google's AdMob when Google makes none as well?

Because Google's website is Google's application.
And likewise if Google wrote an application for the iPhone Google should choose how to display ads in that specific iPhone app.

I can understand Apple recommending their own ads. I can even understand Apple adding features to make their ads more preferable (better integrated APIs etc) - though even that is straying dangerously towards MSs territory of old (ie how MS app's integrated with Windows better than 3rd party apps because of unpublished APIs)

What I can't agree with is Apple dictating how 3rd party developers build 3rd party applications. Particularly when Apple have "opened" up the device with the illusion that developers are "free" to make a living from it.

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