AMITIAE - Friday 17 April 2015

Cassandra: Unwanted Redirections to the App Store

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By Graham K. Rogers


I thought this had been fixed. I just tried to read a news item on the MacDailyNews site via Twitter on my iPhone. Four times - FOUR - I was redirected to the App Store, with two of the pages there opening at an app named Lazada.

I gave up. Not only did I not read the news item, but I will think twice about using a link to MDN in the future. This sort of redirection simply alienates the user: I want to read the news, not buy an app.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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