UberTwitter turns off ads amidst Twitter outrage

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When UberTwitter released their Beta 4, the news that it came with ads was somewhat buried in the announcement. While the ad wasn’t terribly annoying, users were more upset that they felt a little deceived. Also, as one user pointed out, it is a little bold to serve ads in a product that’s still in beta.

Well the folks at UberTwitter have been listening and they have turned off the ads in their Beta 4. You may have to battery pull or clear the cache for the changes to take effect. Here are some of their Tweets confirming:

“We will be turning the ads in UberTwitter off until we can offer an ad-free option, we have heard you all loud and clear!”

“Ads are now off, select ‘exit’, then re-enter uber, it will retrv one more ad, then that will be it.”

Somewhat funny that the Tweets came from the web, not UberTwitter.

[Hat tip Shaun C.]

  • BillJ

    wow, outrage over ads in a beta of a free app? really small hardly noticeable ads? In an app that you don’t have to use ?that there are other free apps available that do the same thing?
    whiners.

  • BillJ

    wow, outrage over ads in a beta of a free app? really small hardly noticeable ads? In an app that you don’t have to use ?that there are other free apps available that do the same thing?
    whiners.

  • BillJ

    wow, outrage over ads in a beta of a free app? really small hardly noticeable ads? In an app that you don’t have to use ?that there are other free apps available that do the same thing?
    whiners.

  • http://www.servicesolution.com/ Jeff F

    What’s the big deal? You get what you PAY for people!

  • http://www.servicesolution.com Jeff F

    What’s the big deal? You get what you PAY for people!

  • RM

    Ads = free cool software. Personally I don’t mind them if the product is good and Ubertwitter beta 4 is really good!

  • RM

    Ads = free cool software. Personally I don’t mind them if the product is good and Ubertwitter beta 4 is really good!

  • http://twitter.com/edcabellon/statuses/3286658001 edcabellon (Ed Cabellon)

    I guess #ubertwitter heard us all yesterday! http://tinyurl.com/lpupj5

  • http://twitter.com/ryan_mccann/statuses/3288109841 ryan_mccann (Ryan McCann)

    UberTwitter turns off ads amidst Twitter outrage. http://bit.ly/14R5WR. #BlackBerry

  • http://twitter.com/mirelsa/statuses/3288176301 mirelsa (Mirelsa Serastyani)

    LOL!! RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter turns off ads amidst Twitter outrage http://bit.ly/e7zF1

  • http://twitter.com/ibu666/statuses/3288386720 ibu666 (Chris H)

    RT @SdotPhillie: RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter turns off ads amidst Twitter outrage http://bit.ly/e7zF1 well how else will they make p?

  • http://twitter.com/ibu666/statuses/3288386720 ibu666 (Chris H)

    RT @SdotPhillie: RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter turns off ads amidst Twitter outrage http://bit.ly/e7zF1 well how else will they make p?

  • http://bustedkeys.com/ Busted Keys

    wow, that’s sheisty of UberTwitter. and it’s good that the ads are gone, because they’re using my information and my activity to make money which i’d never gave consent. peace!

  • http://bustedkeys.com/ Busted Keys

    wow, that’s sheisty of UberTwitter. and it’s good that the ads are gone, because they’re using my information and my activity to make money which i’d never gave consent. peace!

  • http://bustedkeys.com Busted Keys

    wow, that’s sheisty of UberTwitter. and it’s good that the ads are gone, because they’re using my information and my activity to make money which i’d never gave consent. peace!