Have you all started noticing the new ‘iAds’ in any of your iPhone apps yet? I hadn’t come across one naturally as of a few days ago, but saw a mention somewhere that they were being used in the Burning Tires Free app, and decided to give the app a look just to see the […]
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What Do You Think of iAds So Far?

Have you all started noticing the new ‘iAds’ in any of your iPhone apps yet? I hadn’t come across one naturally as of a few days ago, but saw a mention somewhere that they were being used in the Burning Tires Free app, and decided to give the app a look just to see the new ad platform at work.

I have to say, based on just this one initial exposure to them, they don’t seem too bad at all. The strip to activate the ad is relatively unobtrusive at the top of the app.

When I first looked at the app, the ad was for a new Nissan Leaf. Now it’s some Dove products aimed at men.  The ads do look like they have high production values and are a cut above most of what I’ve seen on the iPhone.

So far, I haven’t seen any ad that is forced on me. You have to tap the iAd strip to invoke one, and they’re easy to close via an X button at the top right of the ad screen. In the Burning Tires Free app there’s an option to ‘Remove Ads’ by purchasing the app. I haven’t hit upon any other iAd supported apps yet, so I’m not sure if that is a standard option for all these apps or not.

What do you all think of iAds so far? Are they pretty harmless and just another ad platform, or are they bothering you?

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