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  • Apple Showcasing Interactive Advertising with iAd Gallery App


    Apple today released iAd Gallery, and iOS app that Apple calls "a celebration of advertising." To call this app ‘ad supported’ would be quite an understatement. iAd Gallery's sole purpose is to showcase Apple's struggling iAd advertising service and act as a creative launching point for potential clients.

    Although the iAd Gallery app is nothing more than a revolving door of ad campaigns, it is still full-featured app, nonetheless. A few of the key features include, regular updates featuring the latest ads from the iAd network, a slick "spinning wheel of iAd banners," a section for your favorite or "Loved" ads, and of course, the usual interactive ad campaigns that are at the heart of iAds to begin with.

    Apple describes iAd Gallery as having "Great ads. On-demand. In your pocket." Given the merits of the app itself, it's not a bad app, just a self-serving one. The app is informative, easy to use and accomplishes what it sets out to do. However, the App Store is hardly lacking when it comes to advertising.

    With advertising just about everywhere these days, most of us spend a great deal of time simply ignoring ads or trying to avoid them altogether. However, if any of the ads do catch your eye, then iAds are a great way to learn more about products and services being advertised. Let's just hope this doesn't become a dedicated category in App Store.



    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Showcasing Interactive Advertising with iAd Gallery App started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      When I first saw this I was confused as why but not a horrible idea to see all the unique ads companies have created.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I downloaded it... it is rather neat... its getting a good rating also so far.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      It is neat
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Its so rad! Love it! Everybody needs to go get this. Its so useful!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Not bad. The browse wheel is pretty cool. Definitely a better way to advertise.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
      Wow....
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Hey guys, let's go download some ads!
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
      Baahahahahahahaha.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
      I almost agree with you but rape? a little to far there lol
    1. scatman10's Avatar
      scatman10 -
      Westerman you just used but and rape in the same sentence!!!

      Who in their right minds willingly looks @ ads? Apple must be onto something here..... They're allowing people to view ads in one central place and people for some reason want to look at them????

      Steve jobs is totally in awe! Steve="polish my nuts and serve me a milkshake woz, they're actually willingly looking at ads, what a bunch of mooks!"
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Jees Apple could probably sell and iMac that does nothing my play Ads to some people.

      iAds in Mac OS X.....just wait for it, it'll come
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Why would anyone celebrate ads? Seriously, who would download this app
    1. slap690's Avatar
      slap690 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
      Lmao! I feel your pain! Iads are pretty bad but what's 10 x's worse are the ads in Cydia. Seems like I always manage to touch one just enough when scrolling down to find the screenshot bar. Then the only way to stop it from going back to the ad(when trying to view a screenshot) is to exit out and reload Cydia.
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      iAds, just aids spelled different
    1. MYPHONEI's Avatar
      MYPHONEI -
      Hmm and Scion was giving a free theme in Cydia and APPLE asked to remove, Apple scared of competition?
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      Let's not forget to mention the fact that any revenue generated from ads clicked on within this app fully go to apple, not a third party developer. This is pretty ingenious actually.
    1. iFiend's Avatar
      iFiend -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanady361 View Post
      iAds, just aids spelled different
      ftw
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      What?! I hate ads. I'd rather get raped. Really, if a raping was all it took to be ad-free my entire life, I'd ask for it - I'd order up one raping, please. That's how much I hate ads.
      This is disturbing.......
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      AusFags: Can't download it from our AppStore

      I'm not a fan of Ads Either, but Damn, I actually want to see this in action.

      This is Apple at it's best, making something everyone hates into something people will go out of there way to download.
      It's because of their elegance, and execution. Kudos to Apple.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Just wait until all app loading screens are ads. Press here to skip this ad.