www.theverge.com - 1 year ago

Biggest ad-blocker on iOS abruptly pulled because it 'just doesn't feel good'

Developer Marco Arment has announced he will be pulling his popular ad-blocker app Peace from the App Store, citing a crisis of conscience. As of this morning, Peace was the most popular paid app on iOS but the rush to block mobile ads had drawn significant criticism from writers and publishers (including our own Nilay Patel) who depend on ad revenue to survive.

"Achieving this much success with Peace just doesn't feel good, which I didn t anticipate," Arment wrote in a post explaining the shift. "I know pulling Peace from the store after just two days is going to be an immensely unpopular move, and subject me to a torrent of unpleasantness. But that ll end soon enough, and that's better than how I d feel if I kept going." Users who...

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