Why I won’t run ads on the site ? Why not run ads and make the App free ?
I have been asked this question often, and here’s the reply.
Firstly I hate ads, I personally use all sorts of adblockers on every browser so it’d be very Hypocritical of me to start selling ads on this website / App.
Secondly Ads kill the user experience. Here you are trying to get your work done or read an article or get the information that you need, and there’s this ad distracting you and causing a hindrance in the user experience.
Here’s some great words from the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum
Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data, upgrading the servers that hold all the data and making sure it’s all being logged and collated and sliced and packaged and shipped out… And at the end of the day the result of it all is a slightly different advertising banner in your browser or on your mobile screen.
Remember, when advertising is involved YOU the user are the product.
And some closing words from Tyler Durden, Fight Club
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy stuff we don’t need.
– Tyler Durden, Fight Club
My objective is to help you find the temples near you, I need to be able to fund that somehow and that’s why we have a small cost to buy the App.
Ads be gone.