Thanks for the feedback so far guys and keep it coming. I really appreciate it!
I take it this is another local VPN blocking solution? What licence is it released under?
Correct. It's not open sourced as of yet, but it's in my plans. If Blokada is received well, I'd like to build up a community around it, with plugins etc.
Would you say the primary advantage over NetGuard is ease of use? I personally need much finer-grain control of per-app host blocking, but I can see how this could be very useful to others.
Well NetGuard is quite a different beast, it's a firewall with per-app blocking. Blokada is an ad blocker. Tech behind both is similar, but since there's quite a choice already of adblockers on Android, I want to focus Blokada on extreme ease of use (unless the community would want otherwise). That said, some configuration options, like the choice of filters, will come.
Where is the location of the hosts file(s)? Can I modify the hosts file(s)?
Currently hosts are fetched online (and cached) and are not modifiable. Some flexibility here is the #1 feature to come so stay tuned
What I want is ability to block image (do not download image to reduce data usage). Because it is unwanted content for me and this way can reduce data usage too.
Nice idea! I have added it to the feedback list.
Please post new ideas please post here bit .ly/blokada_ideas
I've tried it and I love it, but my one request is a QS tile for Android 7+ for easily toggling the VPN
Thanks! Added to the list.