It sounds like Apple is trying to play off iAds as a good thing for consumers and developers and themselves alike, but all that I can see is advertising in our programs. I don’t know about you, but advertising is not something I need more of. Nor do I need it taking up precious real estate on my devices.
I do understand that it may allow me to find new and better apps that (unless I actually take the time to look) I otherwise wouldn’t have found out about as quickly, however I think most people would choose to search for their apps and not have them and other worthless bits of information taking up their precious screen space.
So there you have it. If you have an iPad, iPod, or iPhone you should really make sure that you want to install OS 4 when it comes your way. It looks Android will be embracing this as well, and I assume others will, when they figure out the revenue that will ensue for screwing up our screen space. It is unbelievable to me that they actually wrote this as being good for the consumer. I guess what we don’t know what is good for us.
By giving app developers a way to enhance Apple’s platforms without charging users
The iAd platform, part of the iPhone OS, will allow users to watch videos, play games and even purchase products within an ad inside of an app
Unbelievable in my opinion. What is yours?