Another firm has clung on to this “brilliant” idea that AirPush has come up with. SlingLabs is enabling developers to achieve a 40% click-through rate on their ads by pushing those ads to your notification bar. By now, you all already know my stance – it’s horrible and I would not tolerate any application or developer who actively uses it to advertise.
And while I’m all for developers making money, pushing advertisements to my notification bar when I’m not even using your application is intolerable. Even if I’m in your application, my notification bar is not premium whitespace above the fold – it’s for notifications that actually demand my attention.
I wish what they were doing is illegal, but it isn’t. I’ve made my stance on this type of stuff just as many of you have. Developers, be warned – you will make many fans unhappy if you decide to implement anything of the sort. [via Android & Me]