Ad-Block: Current Status

Microsoft used to joke about cutting off a competitor’s air supply. Apple instead handed shears to devs, pointed at a hose, and walked out.

As iOS9 launches, here’s the list of top paid apps in the iTunes AppStore:

AppStore - Top Paid Screenshot

It’s only a question of when, not if, the top slot of the Free Apps category is an open-source alternative that will save users $3-$4 and offer the same functionality.

I’m pretty sure the Web is at exactly this moment:

grid lasers

The next year or so is going to be very very messy.

Update (Sept-18-2015): After 36 hours, the maker of the top-grossing blocker bowed out of the market. This is unexpected windmill tilting. I love it.

Published by ericlaw

Impatient optimist. Dad. Author/speaker. Created Fiddler & SlickRun. PM @ Microsoft 2001-2012, and 2018-2022, working on Office, IE, and Edge. Now a SWE on Microsoft Defender Web Protection. My words are my own, I do not speak for any other entity.

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