How bothered are you by advertisements in apps and games? I do not use any apps or games that include adverts and would rather pay to remove them.
Depends how intrusive they are. Mostly I don't notice them but when they get in the way they're very annoying.
I'm generally pretty quick to pay for software if I like it so they tend to be brief annoyances.
There seems to be a big gap between iOS and Android, the latter having far more ad-supported games because apparently most Android users are tight.
I will also buy an app to get rid of ads if I like it enough. We are constantly bombarded with ads in everything and quite frankly I hate them. I'd rather support the developer with $$££ and have an ad-free experience.
I have 2 Android devices, each at the end of a size scale, Nexus 7 at (surprisingly 7") and HTC ChaCha at 2.5". On my phone, adverts are annoying because that occupy c.20% of the screen. The same sized advert on the Nexus would be probably less than 5%, so considerably less annoying.
The irony is, i have found that the IMDB App puts adverts on the screen on the ChaCha where I can least afford the screen space, but on the Nexus, it is advert free.
Advert sponsored games on the ChaCha are almost rendered unplayable due to the loss of screen space, so I rarely bother with them.
Don't mind them if it gives me a chance to test app, but will always then buy app. Hate them in games.
Overall ads destroy battery, and are annoying most times.
I absolutely hate them. I don't use apps with ads. I always buy the apps I like but if an app doesn't have an adfree version I won't even try it.
What annoys me most are applications for which I have paid, which contain advertising. Worms, I'm thinking of you in particular...
I'll put up with them whilst trialling an app but if I like it I'll pay to remove them.
If whilst trialling the app the advert get in the way too much then I'll just uninstall the app.
Same here. Probably why i'm leaning towards ios rather than android in my "4s vs S3" conundrum.So many applications either not on both, or on the android as adware or freemium.
games - will often pay to remove adds as they are often too intrusive for a game.
apps - don't mind it as much, especially if it is an add on open and on close - barely intrusive at all. If it is one of the banner ones, slightly more intrusive but I tend to be able to ignore them. Saying that if it is an app that I use regularly I might try and find a truely free alternative, or else I will actually pay to remove the apps.
The one place where I can't stand apps appearing is the notification bar - that app disappears off my phone straight away with a comment on the review stating why I removed it and will not be installing it.
I can put up with ads in some apps, but not in games.
The other bugbear is freemium games. I don't even try them. I just want one price. If app prices are too cheap, so be it. I would rather pay £8.99 for a quality title than dripfeed £0.69 during the game every time I run out of squoodlepips, or something.
Sounds like a common theme. I don't mind a free app with ads to support it, but I'd like a way to get rid of the ads if I'm going to keep the app. And of course, ads should be unobtrusive. I've picked up a few apps where the ads actually obscure part of the game. Guess where those apps aren't now. On my devices. As for paid apps with ads, that's another no no. And it's false advertising to show screen shots in the App Store with no ads and find ads in the product when there's no mention in the description as well. I rarely bother giving negative reviews unless something is really bad or annoying. Ads in paid versions is one of those things.