Friday, June 24, 2011

Airpush and negative reviews for Call Faker

I'm posting this because of some of the negative reviews that I've received for this app due to the incorporation of Airpush advertisements into it.

I have been completely up front about Airpush and have made no attempt to hide that it's in the app. I've put a very obvious disclaimer in the description for the app that Airpush is used, and if people have an issue with this, they can either download the paid version (with no ads) or download another fake call app.

I do not consider these advertisements to be obtrusive; with my app, you receive 1 ad per day in your notification bar, and in no way are you obligated to click on it - you can simply clear it and it goes away. If you click on it, that's fine too.

However, some people have a real problem with this. All I can say is that I enjoy creating these apps but they do take quite a lot of work and time to develop and test in order to produce something of quality. Therefore, I do not feel it's too much to ask to keep these advertisements in the free version of the app.

Hopefully you'll understand where I'm coming from. Thanks for your support!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Airpush ads in Call Faker. Here's why.

I have put a lot of work into the Android apps that I've developed. However, with Android, few users want to pay for apps. Many users believe they're entitled to these apps with little regard to efforts put in by the developer.

So to make this worth my efforts, I have put in Airpush notification bar ads into the app as it is more cost-effective for me. All they do is show up in your notification bar *once* per day. You don't even have to click on them - you can clear your notification bar and they're gone.

As the user, you have the ability to do one of the following:

1. Buy the app. It's $3.99 USD.
2. Download the free version of the app, and deal with the ads.
3. Don't download it if you don't want to do 1 or 2

Your support drives the development of this app. Thanks.