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sifrk 05-30-12 09:21 AM

I just came upon the Bike Forums Android app on Play, and from the screenshots it looks like there are advertisements even though it's a paid app? Am I right or do I need to up my prescription on my glasses?

Tom Stormcrowe 05-30-12 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by sifrk (Post 14289631)
I just came upon the Bike Forums Android app on Play, and from the screenshots it looks like there are advertisements even though it's a paid app? Am I right or do I need to up my prescription on my glasses?

If you have Titanium membership you won't have the ads. (Or the older Red Star.....no longer offered). The ads exemption only applies to premium memberships.

sifrk 05-30-12 10:17 PM

Wow!!! Really!?!?!? So I have to pay for membership and buy an app to get rid of the ads? I'm all for supporting sites that bring value to their users but this seems a little dubious. It's not even the money -- $2 is nothing and a membership might be worth its weight in gold if you leverage it properly, but to force users to jump through multiple hoops especially when you're already making advertising revenue is a bit much.

Tom Stormcrowe 05-31-12 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by sifrk (Post 14292894)
Wow!!! Really!?!?!? So I have to pay for membership and buy an app to get rid of the ads? I'm all for supporting sites that bring value to their users but this seems a little dubious. It's not even the money -- $2 is nothing and a membership might be worth its weight in gold if you leverage it properly, but to force users to jump through multiple hoops especially when you're already making advertising revenue is a bit much.

You aren't being forced to buy the apps, though. The premium membership doesn't actually cover the loss of revenue for the ads, either. It's not a wash, or a profit, by any standard. The ads going away is a convenience for the members who opt for premium levels, and the apps were developed because of a very large number of requests for it.

Ziemas 05-31-12 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 14294511)
You aren't being forced to buy the apps, though. The premium membership doesn't actually cover the loss of revenue for the ads, either. It's not a wash, or a profit, by any standard. The ads going away is a convenience for the members who opt for premium levels, and the apps were developed because of a very large number of requests for it.

Requests maybe, but with less than 50 downloads for the Android app it's pretty clear that people aren't going to pay for an app to access a site where they create the content.

BTW, did you ever get a response regarding the crazy permissions the Android app requests?

Tom Stormcrowe 05-31-12 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Ziemas (Post 14295278)
Requests maybe, but with less than 50 downloads for the Android app it's pretty clear that people aren't going to pay for an app to access a site where they create the content.

BTW, did you ever get a response regarding the crazy permissions the Android app requests?


It's for ease of uploading, and not able to be activated other than by the user.

Cowboy905 11-30-12 11:14 AM

throwing my hat in here, would LOVE to see BF on Tapatalk.

Tom Stormcrowe 11-30-12 07:21 PM

We are not going to install tapatalk.


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