We published a news, which broke into the internet community few days ago, that the most popular bittorrent client is going to force advertisements into the client interface - giving no option to actually opt-out of it.
Ever since the uTorrent team announced the next move to monetize their application, a small fraction of 125 Million userbase started representating the voice on the forum for whom bittorrent Inc. have been developing the platform. Most of the responses were negative, which demanded the ad free and slimmer version of software.
Many of the users commented they would stop using utorrent and move on to the new client if the client is going to be packed with adware.
uTorrent dev team and moderators were listening all over the responses on the forum post and were trying to figure out what actually their end-users want from them. You will be surprised they actually considered the comments and responses and are acting upon it, just the way users suggested.
According to a forum post, uTorrent team is going to strip down some weight from their bittorent client, making it ligher and faster as it used to be in good old days -- it includes removing the Apps in the near future.
In the past six months, the team has been dedicated to everything BUT new features. And no new features are planned. Instead you've gotten improvements to existing features, bug fixes and performance improvements, which I've named previously.
We will be removing Apps in a near-future release because they've not been a success among our user base worldwide. Similarly, we will evaluate other existing features. We know that not every one of our features is a success, and our goal is to ship a slim base product with only those features users like and use.
The current logo of the client can also be rolled back to the previous version, most likely to be that of version 1.6 or 2.x.
uTorrent team announced that they will be adding the option for the users to optionally opt-out of the advertisement and can be turned off entirely.
This being an experiment, we’ve previously discussed whether or not to provide an offer opt-out. Given your feedback, we’ve decided to go ahead with this in the upcoming version. Each of you will have the opportunity to see and experience offers for yourselves. If you don’t like what you
see, simply opt out entirely.
The whole scenario shows that uTorrent team do actually take care of the community and this is how others should look at the user-base they are leading.
What do you think? you will continue using the uTorrent after the optional adverts in the uTorrent client? or is it going to be the "end" for the uTorrent for you? Let us know!