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Speed up web browsing by blocking ads & trackers on iOS 9

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Esteban Aravena@esbvn · Director of Client Services
How does this compare to Crystal? They have so many coming out right now, wondering which one is the best. http://www.producthunt.com/tech/...
Sander Saar@sandersaar · Strategy, Non-Linear, Disney
@esbvn Just uploaded a quick non-scientific speed test and Peace seems to be the smartest solution: https://youtu.be/Ft1imEG9Moo?t=3...
Esteban Aravena@esbvn · Director of Client Services
@sandersaar Thank you sir
Sean Wiese@dswiese · Hustling @portland_food_events
@esbvn I would say it compares great to Crystal now: http://www.marco.org/2015/09/18/...
Yvo Schaap@yvoschaap · CTO / Entrepreneur / Developer
24 hours after it was released and becoming #1 paid app, Marco pulled it from the appstore: http://www.marco.org/2015/09/18/...
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
Marco: "Peace required that all ads be treated the same — all-or-nothing enforcement for decisions that aren’t black and white. This approach is too blunt, and Ghostery and I have both decided that it doesn’t serve our goals or beliefs well enough. If we’re going to effect positive change overall, a more nuanced, complex approach is required than what I can bring in a simple iOS app."
Alex Putici@alexputici · A Few Things | Putici.com
Wow. Just tested on iPhone 6 Plus. In my brief and informal test, this seriously speeds up browsing so much. Impressive.
Varun Goel@goelv · Cofounder & Head of Product, Tripnary
@alexputici upgrading to iOS 9.. this is the first app I'm going to download!
Alex Putici@alexputici · A Few Things | Putici.com
@goelv good choice! Loving iOS 9
Brandon Geo@brandonjgeo · Editor of @thenxxt & @thecubemedium
I haven't had a chance to use 'Peace' yet, but it’s powered by Ghostery, Ghostery is still owned by a company (Evidon) that collects and sells data to advertisers.
David Catley@davecatley · Marketing Analyst, HIFX
@brandonjgeo Albeit not in quite the same way as some of its peers - the developer of peace puts it as: "Ghostery’s business model is often misunderstood. The gist of it: their browser plugin has an opt-in feature, off by default, to send Ghostery anonymous data about which third-party scripts get loaded on the pages people visit. This helps them find new trackers to block, and they offer a business version of Ghostery that big sites use to figure out which trackers people see on their sites. Third-party ad networks and analytics are so common, and their standards for embedded ads are so unenforceable (since they’re letting third parties execute arbitrary code), that web publishers need someone else — Ghostery — to tell them what’s being served on their own sites and what problems it might be causing for their visitors or potential customers."
James Koole@jameskoole · Product Manager, Hover.com
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my iPhone 6S with its 64-bit processor so I can give this a go. I'm curious why Apple is limiting Content Blockers to newer devices. Whatever the case, the consistent quality of Marco's apps, along with Ghostery for the filters leads me to believe this is going to be a good solution. Hopefully publishers will figure out that loading up on trackers, ads and popup garbage isn't the way to monetize their content. Wondering how Google might respond to this in Android given their dependance on ad revenues in their other lines of business.
Jonathan Richman@jonmrich · Founder, Dose
@jameskoole I think you just need iOS 9 for this to work.
James Koole@jameskoole · Product Manager, Hover.com
@jonmrich 5S or better. Still rocking an iPhone 5 until Friday.
Jonathan Richman@jonmrich · Founder, Dose
@jameskoole Ouch...my condolences. ; )
James Koole@jameskoole · Product Manager, Hover.com
@jonmrich I'll survive...8 more days.
David Iwanow@davidiwanow · Director Of Strategy, BlueGlass
@jameskoole yep you just need iOS9 for this to work, I have iOS9 running on iPhone 4s
James Koole@jameskoole · Product Manager, Hover.com
@davidiwanow 64-bit only, A7 or later. 4S, and 5 not supported.
David Iwanow@davidiwanow · Director Of Strategy, BlueGlass
@jameskoole ah I checked and I made a mistake Apple advise it will work on iPhone 4S or later https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1... but I checked and I'm running a iPhone 5s device for testing