Stop using popup ads and redirects
Stop using pop-up ads and forcing redirects on people it ruins the whole user experience.
This ads problem has gone on to long and I have stopped looking It's a problem that has messed everything up for me
Brett Gleason commented
I click X on the ad....but instead of closing the ad, it takes me through to the advertiser's site?
That's literally not how it's supposed to work, what a misleading UX...
Grindr might need your money or that of the advertisers, but please….
This is a simple app, easy to write, now it’s a publicly traded company.
I hope you all consider rewriting the poorly optimized and buggy code if not the entire app.
Functionality and UI have barely changed since the first release…. What has changed is the app’s stability, regressions and other defects are everywhere. The app, as currently implemented, is using more memory than necessary, and the memory leaks constantly crash the app.
I could create a fast version with the identical user interface in a month or two. If I thought I could get everyone to give it a try, I know it would replace Grindr. ************Hell, Craigslist was better, faster, easier, and more effective than Grindr until they stopped allowing personals.*************
Does anyone anywhere even play those stupid games?
Z. Boudreaux commented
There are a million more user friendly ways to monetize your app. Stop the insanity.
Keyon Drayton (Lefty) commented
Honestly the ads are ridiculous pop ups after viewing someone's profile or
after replying to a message. Just ridiculously annoying.
Joe Masc commented
It is so invasive. I u ser stand you need to make money on the free accounts but come in. You are not dealing with stupid user, if yiu force us to see that full screen, no body will buy it. Put a banner on the top, i we like we will buy it!!
The ads are of hard-core man on man bondage scenes. If you feel this is sexual harassment like I do. Contact me. I'm curious about suing. Jennabusygirl@gmail.com
Renata Patologia commented
Mark Chandler commented
Ads won't close without restarting phone.
Yes yes...please stop spamming us with forced pop up ads and blocking the app screen, this can lead to your device freezing up and not being able to function without restarting.
Tabitha Daniels commented
Have them updated their ad
The blank ad box makes it impossible to see chat messages when the keyboard is open. This has to be removed
Like Spotify and Pandora do, it would be nice to have the option to watch a short commercial for 30-60 seconds to disable ads for 30-60 mins.
Casey Abell commented
Video ads cause severe lag. Add option to deactivate moving ads. The ads pre-load in the background and cause Grindr to freeze up and/or severely lag. I have to close the app and re-open it every 3-5 minutes because my phone and the app become completely unusable.
The free version already has banner ads, and message ads it does not need full screen ads. When I am listening to music or an audiobook these Fullscreen ads interrupt music, podcast, and books on services that I pay to have not ads on to play disruptive audio for a ad about a slots game I don't give a crap about. What is worse is the other service is stopped and does not resume. When ever full screen ad pops up and interrupts my music or book. I make it a point to force quit the application and I do not sign back in for hours at minimum, weeks at most.
Stick to banner ad's if you don't, I will likely end up not using Grindr going forward. Grindr has awesome features worth paying for when I have the money, but I won't be tempted to pay for your good features if obtrusive ads chase me away.
Jordan Cook commented
Ok I'm sick of your ads, I can't even take half of them down even if I wait, there's literally no X or skip buttons so every time I even get a ad now I just close the app and forget about whatever conversion I was having
no fucks given, your app has become horrible, can't even exit a ad after its done
Everytime I click on or out of a profile I have to sit through the longest ads ever. It's honestly ridiculous. Remove all ads especially the ones for naked women. You do not see gay ads on straight sites so why should we suffer. As a GAY man on a GAY app I do not want to see tits and vagina
Yasser Flávio Rabello commented
Why can't the ads be shown only as a banner at the very top of the screen instead of blocking the whole soght of the app to show ads all the freeking time.
Nathan Alexander Dombroskie commented
Let's all boycott the app and use hornet or scruff and FB dating for the love dovie boys
Anthony Bell commented
It's so damn ridiculous how many ads someone has to go through to even breath here. And I refuse to sit here and listen to the whole "We need those to keep it free" YO, so many others on the same train as you so so much better with it. As an coder, some of the stuff you folks get away with is criminal. Please explain it to me why it's gotta be for every single minor action like leaving a profile, leaving a message, posting, blocking, etc.
It makes no since that a person can't move without hitting an ad checkpoint every 3 seconds. I just don't understand and want it to actually make sense so much.
You're nowhere near as important for that kind of behavior as you think you are.