Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
Google

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?

Alternatives?

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RE: You're kidding right???
by wocowboy on Sun 29th Sep 2013 10:02 UTC in reply to "You're kidding right???"
wocowboy
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2006-06-01

OK, then sell us a version of the application with NO ads. $1, $5, $100, or $1000, whatever you think it is worth to not have to deal with ads at all. Some of us will pay for it. I want NO ads, in ANY software I use, so give me the option of paying a price for that privilege and I will gladly oblige. Don't just make it a requirement that I must deal with ads forevermore to use the application. Not everyone will want to pay, and that is fine, but at least give the option. I do not expect software to be free, I appreciate the work that has gone into creating it and I am willing to pay for it, but ads are NOT the price I want to pay.

Edited 2013-09-29 10:07 UTC

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RE[2]: You're kidding right???
by lemur2 on Sun 29th Sep 2013 12:22 in reply to "RE: You're kidding right???"
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2007-02-17

I want NO ads, in ANY software I use


For Android, look here:

https://f-droid.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Droid

F-Droid is a software repository (or "app store") for Android applications; it functions similarly to the Google Play store, but only contains free and open-source software. The apps can be browsed and installed from the F-Droid website or directly from the F-Droid client app (which is not available in the Google Play store, but can be installed by sideloading). The F-Droid client app will automatically update installed F-Droid apps. The website also offers the source code of all applications for download. F-Droid does not require users to sign up and by default hides applications that contains "anti-features" such as advertising, user tracking or dependence on non-free software.

F-Droid client app screenshot: https://f-droid.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/fshotnew2.png

Edited 2013-09-29 12:27 UTC

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