Ad Hunter Fights Back on Intrusive Mobile Ads
Too much of our time is spent avoiding ads and too much of the real estate on our small smartphone screens is taken up by obtrusive ads. Ad Hunter gives mobile users a chance to fight back to ensure content, not ads, fill our screens.
Montreal, Quebec – December 29, 2014 – Ad Hunter, a new social game app that allows mobile users to fight against annoying advertisements on their favorite apps and mobile websites, will be officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ad Hunter is also being showcased at the Wall of Apps and competing for best App honors in the Mobile Apps Showdown.
Online voting runs until January 7, 2015 for the Mobile Apps Showdown and Ad Hunter demos will be offered to CES attendees at the Las Vegas CES Wall of Apps (Sands Expo Center Lobby January 6-9, 2015) where Ad Hunter is a featured app.
Ad Hunter gamers, acting as ad bounty hunters, will build an ad hunting agency, recruit their friends as agents and earn golden coins for each ad that is hunted (disabled). By simply tapping and holding any banner or overlay in apps or websites, users will be able to hunt the ad, send the ad to jail and win coins which can be redeemed as bounty rewards.
We wanted to create a fun, interactive and social way for mobile users to eliminate irrelevant and annoying ads by working in conjunction with their friends to improve the app and browsing experience,” said Ad Hunter App Creator, Oz Nakash. “Too much of our time is spent avoiding ads and too much of the real estate on our small smartphone screens is taken up by obtrusive ads. Ad Hunter gives mobile users a chance to fight back to ensure content, not ads, fill our screens.”
Ad Hunter is taking a social crowdsourcing approach. Some ads will be more difficult to eliminate than others and will need more bounty hunter agents and special weapons to ensure the ad gets sent to jail. As users grow their agency, they’ll be able to upgrade their weapons and redeem their golden coins for real prizes such as vouchers and coupons.
App publishers whose apps will have fewer (or no ads) will be compensated in the future via revenue sharing based on user behavior. Monetization models will include low fee monthly subscriptions where users can have ad-free access to a group of their favorite apps, and fees will be distributed among participating app publishers.
Our vision is to provide publishers and mobile app owners with a new way of monetizing their apps while giving users an ad-free mobile experience,” added Nakash.
Ad Hunter will be available for iOS at CES with the Android launch to follow in the Spring of 2015.
Vote for Ad Hunter at the 2015 Mobile Showdown here. For more information visit: adhunterapp.com.
About Ad Hunter
Ad Hunter is a social game that allows users to fight against annoying ads and enjoy a peaceful ad-free experience while navigating apps and websites. Users become Bounty Ad Hunters who build an Ad Hunting agency, recruit friends as agents and earn golden coins for every ad they and their agents hunt. With a simple Tap n’ Hold on any banner or overlay in apps or websites, users hunt ads, send them to jail and gain golden coins as the bounty reward. Some ads are tougher than the others and need more agents or special weapons to make sure the ad gets sent to jail. As users grow their agencies they can upgrade weapons and redeem golden coins for real prizes such as vouchers and coupons.