Only few days left before the next year dawns on us, and traditionally this is the best time to draw a line, look back and recall what was done in the last 12 months (and what was not). Of course, we won't go over every single update for every AdGuard product, but instead let's have a look at the most important milestones, without concern for chronological order.
The year 2017 was a tough one for privacy protection and ad blocking apps, but a good one for their users. But any paradox seen here is illusory.
It was back in 2016 that the ad and marketing industries acknowledged the impending crisis. Ad-blocking growth statistics created great concern for many advertisers and publishers. Extrapolations showed that in a year or two almost nobody would see ads. Advertisers got ready to sell their lives at a high price. That was the year that ad reinsertion startup companies like PageFair, Admiral, Sourcepoint, Secret Media propagated, offering technologies to push ads through ad blockers.
It also was the year when the Coalition for Better Ads emerged.
2016 is waving goodbye, and it's time to summarize what we've achieved this year. But first we would like to say thank you for staying with us and supporting Adguard.
This year is soon to end, we all hope that 2016 will bring us all joy, happiness and success. Everyone who joined us just recently – welcome to Adguard family, those who stayed with us for a while – thank you, guys. We really appreciate your support and will do our best to continue improving our software.