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Upcoming YouMail BlackBerry App Promises “Way Fewer Ads”

YouMail BlackBerry YouMail upgraded their BlackBerry app a bit back and while the upgrades were nice they came with one caveat. They were inundated with advertisements that detracted from the app. I am all for companies making money but when it ruins the experience then it has gone to far. It was so bad that it lead to many reviews like this one in App World:

I just ‘upgraded’ this app-bad move! Battery pulls every time I use it (BB Bold Verizon), and the ads? Wow! Its like Youmail wants us all to pay instead. If you have a link or file for Version 2.0.0.1 please share!

Tashanna let us know that YouMail has posted an update on their Twitter account stating that:

New release of #YouMail for BB – ver 2.1.0.6. Way fewer ads, fixes a few "download" issues. Look for it as AppWorld rolls it out today.

So keep your eyes pealed on the YouMail App World product page for the update to v2.1.0.6 soon. Hopefully this new version will fix the intrusive ads.

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  1. Interesting timing. I had a big BB crash following my install of 2.1 and when I wiped my device, I went back to a very old version of YouMail (it was the latest one I had the modules for) and just today, I decided to give the new one a try. I got 2.1.0.6 I never got to see what the dreaded version looked like but this one seems ok.

  2. What YouMail really needs to do is learn how to properly code an SMS Listener for blackberry devices instead of completely taking over the SMS Port. 80% of the support for one of my apps comes from YouMail’s shoddy SMS Listener coding. Even after contacting them privately they don’t seem to care. I wonder what else in this “Application” is improperly implemented

  3. RIM is rolling it out today – we’re already seeing downloads of the new version.

    For the curious: we never meant to have ads on the “listing screen” of smaller BB phones. This is the page that shows who called, when, and the length of the message. We explored a number of different alternatives for interjecting ads into the app, and something went wrong, and the version in the released app included these ads.

    The new version focuses ads only on the “player page”, where you are listening to the message (and where there’s a lot of empty real estate, and where ads won’t get in the way.

    As to why we have ads at all? It’s so that we can afford to more rapidly iterate the app – and address issues like the one above (reworking how we do SMS).

    Alex
    CEO, YouMail

  4. WHAT???

  5. I refuse to have any apps on my phone that have ads… it’s the most irritating thing to me

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