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Hello everyone!

Today I release a beta build of my very first hand made app called AdBlockerWP!

***YOU NEED TO BE INTEROP-UNLOCKED AND HAVE ALL CAPABILITIES UNLOCKED AS WELL!

It is very simple, download the app from the attachments and install it using Windows Phone Power Tools or the use the deployer built into the SDK.


Then run it and then select "Update Hosts File" Then wait.

Boom it has blocked ads for you! Enjoy

There is also a feature to disable ad blocking.

Please please please let me know how this works for you and what model phone you have as I can only test on emulators and a Lumia 640, but this should work on any Lumia WP8.x Phone.



EDIT:
New Feature(s) Added:
  • Users can now specify their own URLS to download
  • Removed 2 default URLS, and changed 1 URL
Current Default Hosts URL List:

Change Log:
V4: Fixed userList.txt not being found when editing custom user hosts url list.
V5: Added option to edit Windows Hosts file, or just view. (Alpha feature, it is very slow on larger files)
V5.2: Fixed bug on first launch of crashing
V5.3: Default lists can be disabled by user, and better custom list parsing


Source Code: Download Here
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File Type: xap AdBlocker_Release_ARM_V5.3.xap - [Click for QR Code] (245.6 KB, 14830 views)
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13th August 2015, 11:51 PM |#2  
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Good job, buddy!
Probably, your app needs some UI "polishing" and nice tile but at least it's functional & working
Do you have plans to publish app sources on the github? It will be nice.
14th August 2015, 12:02 AM |#3  
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Good job, buddy!
Probably, your app needs some UI "polishing" and nice tile but at least it's functional & working
Do you have plans to publish app sources on the github? It will be nice.

When it comes out of beta I will publish source to github and yeah the UI is, how do I say..... Lacking if you will, but it is functional which is the idea behind a beta product LOL.

So far I found some bugs of my own:

2 of the 4 hosts files fail to download from a 406 error.
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because of the first bug, not all ads are blocked. So i noticed some, not all, ads in some web sites and apps. but some are blocked.

I am also going to add a feature where a user can add his or her own entries, as well as adding their own URL's for Hosts files so those will be added/downloaded as well.
15th August 2015, 11:51 AM |#4  
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What sources does this app use?
15th August 2015, 01:45 PM |#5  
@sandix great work, this app even works well on W10M with interop/cap unlock.
15th August 2015, 09:24 PM |#6  
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is ok but still many ads not blocked from web pages... second and third host download fail...
16th August 2015, 12:22 AM |#7  
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is ok but still many ads not blocked from web pages... second and third host download fail...

I could recommend to @sandix, to get a blocking uri sources from the popular Android or desktop ad-blocking software (AdAway and/or AdBlock). Maybe it's not very ethical but these blocking lists are up to date and 24/7 available.
16th August 2015, 12:30 AM |#8  
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This application is using the default sources from adaway for android, but 2 out of the 4 source get a 406 error, ill be releasing an updated version that fixes this issue so more ads will be blocked. The next version will also allow you to add your own sources as well
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@sandix great work, this app even works well on W10M with interop/cap unlock.

I am glad it is working on the W10M TP I haven't tested it on that yet so that is good news!
16th August 2015, 12:41 AM |#10  
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The next version will also allow you to add your own sources as well

That's smart
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That's smart

Haha, thanks, it will be polished app soon enough I want it to update in the background, but I have no idea how to do that yet. LOL
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