Adverts opening the App Store again.

(131 Posts)
SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 15:00:05

It's happening again, like it did with the Dragon City ads, only this time it's 'Empire of Kingdoms' and I think one called something like 'Game of War'. It's just happened on 3 pages in a row.

I'm on the mobile site on Safari on iPhone on iOS 7.0.

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 15:01:57

Other one is 'Game of War - Fire Age'. Just happened again. It's made by Machine Zone, Inc <tries to be helpful>

5pairsofwellies Fri 13-Dec-13 15:02:09

Same here -it's very irritating!
Please make it stop!

TheZeeTeam Fri 13-Dec-13 15:03:45

I just clicked on this thread and boom! I was in the App Store. Ironically.

AverageHeight Fri 13-Dec-13 15:04:35

Happening to me too. Over 5 times now. Can't scroll down the page without it happening

BetterWithCheese Fri 13-Dec-13 15:05:07

Yep happening to me repeatedly with the Game of War one - makes mobile site unusable sad

Also happening to me repeatedly... Make. It. Stop!

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 15:07:28

Going to give up for a bit, impossible to browse at the moment. Have reported my post to flag it up.

TheArticFunky Fri 13-Dec-13 15:08:03

It's happening to me too! Thought it was a problem with my phone!

sebsmummy1 Fri 13-Dec-13 15:08:29

Yep has happened to me about five times too every time I scroll

smable Fri 13-Dec-13 15:08:49

Yes happening ever time Ioad a page. I've disabled the App Store in settings so I can still use the mobile site but that's not a long term solution.

tabulahrasa Fri 13-Dec-13 15:08:58

I'm on the mobile sit and it's doing it there too.

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Fri 13-Dec-13 15:09:10

Yup it's fucking annoying, happened 5 times in the last couple of minutes...

DivvySBird Fri 13-Dec-13 15:10:07

Me too... About 4 or 5 times now!

tabulahrasa Fri 13-Dec-13 15:10:20

Misread the OP as the ap, probably because I can't do nothing, lol

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Fri 13-Dec-13 15:10:28

I can't even wrote a whole message without this happening

Is it done kind of pathetic attempt to make us buy the app???????

I'll give it one last go and if it does it again I'm off mumsnet til it's sorted.

itstooearlyforsanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:12:10

Same here. Safari, iOS 7, iPhone 5. Impossible to use the site.

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 15:15:16

Hi,

We're so sorry to hear that you're having problems. We've flagged this thread to tech.

Thank goodness it's not just me. Very, very annoying.

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 15:18:51

Thanks Julie, I seem to remember it being sorted quite quickly last time, so fingers crossed it's not a big problem! cake

IDontDoIroning Fri 13-Dec-13 15:18:52

Me too it's a total pain

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:19:58

Make it stoooppppppp!!!

drinkyourmilk Fri 13-Dec-13 15:20:14

Happening with me too! Thought it was my phone.
Very irritating.

RigglinRoundTheChristmasTree Fri 13-Dec-13 15:24:25

Very irritating! I can't open a page or scroll without it happening.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 13-Dec-13 15:24:50

I thought it was my phone. It's a pain in the arse!!

UsedToBeNDP Fri 13-Dec-13 15:27:57

Oh it's MN that's doing it, it's it? It's driving me ducking bonkers.

UsedToBeNDP Fri 13-Dec-13 15:37:34

I'm offski for a bit. It has rendered MN unusable sad

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 15:43:37

Hi,

Do you mean that the advert for the app is opening even when you don't tap on it? Is it one particular ad?

brew?

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:44:54

The ad at the top for Game of War - the App Store opens on the page for that game even if you don't tap the add, even if you're nowhere near it...

itstooearlyforsanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:45:49

Yes the app is opening automatically, it's for game of war.

BrianTheMole Fri 13-Dec-13 15:46:39

Game of war. I'm on my mobile, can't even see the ad, but when I scroll down it randomly switches over to the ap store.

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:47:51

So say you go to TIO, the page opens with a blank space where the ad would be. Then the ad loads and the App Store opens. Every time, every page. Infuriating.

Please make it stop! About every 45 seconds, no matter what I'm doing, I get booted over to the App Store. I couldn't even stay on MN long enough to find the Site Stuff board and post so am very glad this popped up in Active Convos so I don't think I'm going mad :-)

Shosha1 Fri 13-Dec-13 15:48:38

Yep same here. iPhone with Safari. Really really annoying

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:49:44

Tell Tech this is a CODE RED. Mobile site is unusable.

MrsHowardRoark Fri 13-Dec-13 15:50:47

Please make it stop!

It's taken me 15 minutes and multiple App Store trips just to get here to report it.

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 15:52:15

Just got taken there for 'Castle Clash' as well.

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 15:52:34

We're on the case. Are you all having issues with the Game of War advert? We could do with knowing so we can kick it sort it.

HappyAsASandboy Fri 13-Dec-13 15:54:49

It's Game of War for me. Happens randomly every 30secs - 5mins or so.

Going to try disabling App Store in settings like someone clever up there said ....

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 15:55:20

Mostly Game of War, had Empire of Kingdoms a couple of times to start with, but not had that since my second post up thread

BrianTheMole Fri 13-Dec-13 15:56:17

Arghh, this is driving me crazy. Its getting worse.

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Fri 13-Dec-13 15:56:20

Yy game of war

candycrushhater Fri 13-Dec-13 15:56:37

Game of war for me too.

InkySkink Fri 13-Dec-13 15:57:25

Yep. Game if war here.

WYorksLass Fri 13-Dec-13 16:02:43

Game of war for me too, every time I open a page.

DorisShutt Fri 13-Dec-13 16:06:25

Same here; all of the above. angry

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 16:08:45

The advert takes a few seconds to load after the rest if the page which is why it seems like it's when you scroll down/why some people won't be seeing the ad, as it's just a blank bit at the top before it does load.

tabulahrasa Fri 13-Dec-13 16:08:50

Game of war every time I've let it open properly (Iphone 3, god knows what IOS, lol...so a bit slow)

But, yes, it's opening randomly when I try to open threads, just scrolling down - just all the time basically, every 10 seconds or so.

Yup Game of War app here too. Everytime I change page the bleedin thing opens up the App Store.

PeerMon Fri 13-Dec-13 16:14:01

Yep, game of war for me too

ScarlettInSpace Fri 13-Dec-13 16:14:50

Me too, four times in last minute when reading a thread my ipod has switched into App Store on Empire: Four Kingdoms

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 16:15:26

Have uploaded a screenshot of the ad, if it's of any use, here

DorisShutt Fri 13-Dec-13 16:15:39

Now I've got a dating website. DH is just going to love that one angry

RigglinRoundTheChristmasTree Fri 13-Dec-13 16:23:48

Game of war to start with.

Now it's happening with dragon city.

Eastpoint Fri 13-Dec-13 16:25:19

Game of War keeps opening on the App Store for me too. I'm NOT interested in it at all.

Hanginggardenofboobylon Fri 13-Dec-13 16:27:56

Yep Game of War - Fire Age is the latest.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 13-Dec-13 16:30:20

Please fix this soon, I'm going through 6 week growth spurt non stop feeding with DD2 and MN on the iPhone is my lifeline!

TheCurseOfTinsel Fri 13-Dec-13 16:35:10

Me too, Game of War advert.

This bloody annoying!

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 16:38:40

Us again! We'd already blocked the category 'online gaming ads' coming through but there are always going to be some which obviously are not classified correctly on the supplier side, meaning they do sneak through. We've blocked the specific advertisers and will send an email to let the suppliers know that this is happening.

Sorry about this. brew Please do let us know if you're still having problems.

MirandaWest Fri 13-Dec-13 16:39:41

It's happening to me but not clicking on any adverts. Am on safari on iOS 7 on the mobile site.

TheArticFunky Fri 13-Dec-13 16:39:49

Yes still having problems. Can't use MN at all as it is going into the App Store constantly.

PseudoSanta Fri 13-Dec-13 16:40:03

It just happened as I came to read your response Julie - so it's not fixed!

MirandaWest Fri 13-Dec-13 16:40:05

Just happened then after I posted that post

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 16:41:12

Still happening.

Still happening to me too, for Game of War. Argh!

catonlap Fri 13-Dec-13 16:45:30

I keep getting sent to game of war on App Store too.

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 16:46:20

Can you give it about half an hour? It should be sorted by then. fsmile

LEMisafucker Fri 13-Dec-13 16:46:23

oh, i htought it was my fat fingers!! yes its bloody irritating

catonlap Fri 13-Dec-13 16:46:27

and posting that message made me get sent there again.

This is still happening to me too, only on my iPhone, not my I pad confused

JoyeuxNoelHeadbands Fri 13-Dec-13 16:50:18

And me. Bloody irritating.

Depends JulieMN, will there be compensation, aka <cake>?

<sets timer for 30 mins>

ilovemydoggy Fri 13-Dec-13 16:50:41

Me too. Silly war game.

Dammit, I meant cake.

<prepares for another visit to the App Store>

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 16:54:53

FrankelInFoal

Depends JulieMN, will there be compensation, aka <cake>?

<sets timer for 30 mins>

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Game of War for me too, on mobile site on iPhone 4. I don't mind online gaming ads, just don't want to go to the AppStore.

ophiotaurus Fri 13-Dec-13 17:01:14

It's happening for me too with game of war

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 17:11:43

Give it half an hour fwink

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 17:15:44

Touch wood, it seems to have stopped.

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 17:38:38

fsmile

<applauds JulieMN, & Tech>

RigglinRoundTheChristmasTree Fri 13-Dec-13 18:20:20

Sorted!

SledYuleCated Fri 13-Dec-13 18:28:50

Hurrah!

TheZeeTeam Mon 16-Dec-13 15:43:55

It's doing it again! Candy Crush this time. I really don't need any reminders to fuel my Candy Crush addiction!

CecyHall Tue 17-Dec-13 05:07:02

Happening again- dragon city

It's really hard to read mumsnet when every page I open takes me to App Store and to be honest I'm close to giving up, it's bloody annoying.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 17-Dec-13 05:10:12

Dragon City doing it now fangry

Messupmum Tue 17-Dec-13 05:15:14

Yeah dragon city here too. Thought it was my bloody phone!

Davinaaddict Tue 17-Dec-13 05:50:07

Mine too - very distracting!!! And really doesn't make me want to buy their stupid game fangry

Eastwickwitch Tue 17-Dec-13 05:54:47

Dragon City here too.
Looks like a rubbish app too.

ForTheLoveOfSocks Tue 17-Dec-13 06:01:16

I'm getting Dragon City too

Please make it stop

Mckayz Tue 17-Dec-13 06:03:14

Make it stop!!!

karatekimmi Tue 17-Dec-13 06:06:49

Argh So it's not just me then. Very very annoying, even when I'm not touching the screen!

WeAreEternal Tue 17-Dec-13 06:19:11

It's happening for me, every time I open a thread.

JanePurdy Tue 17-Dec-13 06:29:41

Happening to me. Dragon city. Stop it!

RRudolphR Tue 17-Dec-13 06:34:41

Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!

Fucking Dragon Cunty

TheGreatHunt Tue 17-Dec-13 06:35:18

It's doing it again!!!!!!!

TheGreatHunt Tue 17-Dec-13 06:35:54

I'm not MN til it stops angry

4 times in as many minutes.

FairyPenguin Tue 17-Dec-13 06:37:50

Dragon city for me. Has done it about 5 times whilst reading this thread. Iphone4, iOS7, mobile site, safari.

jennimoo Tue 17-Dec-13 06:38:46

Me too, empire: four kingdoms.

sewingandcakes Tue 17-Dec-13 06:39:17

Aaaargh, never happened to me until this morning, on 2 threads plus this one. iPhone 5, ios7.

sewingandcakes Tue 17-Dec-13 06:39:46

Dragon city.

JanePurdy Tue 17-Dec-13 06:39:52

I'm giving up. Don't even have to touch the screen for it to happen. Happened 4 times while writing this post! On iPhone with Safari btw.

CoffeeandCakes Tue 17-Dec-13 06:40:14

It's happening to me as well. I'm using an android phone, and whilst reading a page the Play store app comes up. And quite a few times programs have downloaded to my phone - apk files which is quite worrying. It's making reading Mumsnet on the phone pretty difficult.

ophiotaurus Tue 17-Dec-13 06:51:42

It's happening again with dragon city. On iPhone 4S ios7.

Me too. Bloody dragon city. I'm going to have to get up and see to the kids! See what you've done!

PseudoSanta Tue 17-Dec-13 06:58:02

Oh for goodness sake. Dragon City.

ArtyFartyQueen Tue 17-Dec-13 07:00:04

Ita happened to me about 50 times this morning already. Grrrr!

Eastpoint Tue 17-Dec-13 07:00:50

Dragon City - 3 times when trying to post on this thread alone. Will have to get up & give the children breakfast if there's no reason to stay in bed fsad.

CoffeeandCakes Tue 17-Dec-13 07:03:14

Dragon City is particularly bad, but I've also had Betwin (which downloaded an apk file bwinlive.apk), an Asian dating app! and other games open up the Play store.

lucidlady Tue 17-Dec-13 07:06:54

Dragon city here too.

HungryHorace Tue 17-Dec-13 07:10:02

It's awful. Every time I change page or refresh I'm back at the App Store. It's driving me mad, and did the other day too with a different game doing the same thing.

MNHQ, please sort it out as it's annoying and unnecessary.

LaurenLaverne Tue 17-Dec-13 07:19:50

Doing it now! Dragon City 5 times in 2 minutes! Grr

thenicknameiwantedisgone Tue 17-Dec-13 07:19:51

Yes dragon city here too. It is exceedingly annoying and would stop me using mn at all if it continues.

Please please sort it.

Masterchuff Tue 17-Dec-13 07:25:58

Happening again with me and dragon city too. Please get it sorted

Lorelailovesluke Tue 17-Dec-13 07:28:00

Happening with me too, Dragon city

danceponydance Tue 17-Dec-13 07:29:36

I've been getting this for ages on my Galaxy S4, I thought it was something dodgy on my phone.

NoComet Tue 17-Dec-13 07:31:23

Dragon city, three times on this thread, once on another
Another iPhone 4S user.

Doesn't matter if you're login in or not.

MN logging out is another irritation

SconeForAStroll Tue 17-Dec-13 07:31:43

Dragon city here too. sad

gamerchick Tue 17-Dec-13 07:32:04

I'm really glad it's not just me.

NoComet Tue 17-Dec-13 07:32:35

Dragon city again when I hit post.
Tech I know it's nearly Christmas, but please

OutOfCheeseError Tue 17-Dec-13 07:34:52

Same here - bloody Dragon City. MN is effectively unusable...still, I might get some work done! Please sort it though tech smile

archfiend Tue 17-Dec-13 07:35:05

Happening here too - Dragon City as well. Really annoying. Am on iphone 4, iOS 7.

Me too.

Aftereightsarenolongermine Tue 17-Dec-13 07:51:05

Please sort this - I've posted in 3 different threads about it - it's annoying me that much. I don't want dragon city - I will not buy you!!

I'm having it with Dragon City and Expedia. Also iPhone 4, mobile site.

smable Tue 17-Dec-13 08:01:57

Yes dragon city this time. Iphone users if you disable installing apps in the settings menu it turns the App Store off which prevents the ads from opening, not a long term solution I know but it does mean you can continue to use the mobile site until tech fix the issue

SconeForAStroll Tue 17-Dec-13 08:02:30

Right, that is enough. It is now loading even when I am scrolling through tio.

cake wine please sort it out tech.

Stacks Tue 17-Dec-13 08:04:33

So freaking annoying! Sort it out please, ASAP.

Womnaleplus Tue 17-Dec-13 08:05:39

Arrrrrggggghhhh

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Tue 17-Dec-13 09:55:20

Sorry everyone, thanks flagging these up to us again. hmm
We've stopped them for now.

volestair Tue 17-Dec-13 16:34:50

Have you? Just happened to me - Empire Four Kingdoms.

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