A couple days ago I was talking to my mom about this app. She’s a wonderful person and extremely smart (my dad jokes that she’s too smart for her own good). As I was explaining the app to her, she became concerned with my “blatant disregard for my own privacy.”
“You’re basically allowing them to see everything, from your internet history to payments you make on your phone,” she said.
Typically, I listen to my mom and take her advice. Before working here, I would’ve probably deleted the app right then and there. But because since I’ve learned a few things working here, I can explain how AdSwapper doesn’t abuse their access to your phone.
Yes, AdSwapper requires you to open your Virtual Private Network (VPN), which keeps your internet history and everything you do on your phone private. AdSwapper only uses VPN on very rare occasions to identify your profile so they can pay you. The VPN automatically disconnects after 3 seconds, ensuring your privacy.
The certificate that you accept when first downloading the app allows AdSwapper to decrypt ad data to get you your points.
After I explained this to my mom, she didn’t just feel better knowing my personal information wasn’t compromised, but she actually went out and downloaded the app herself!
Many moms find this an easy way to make some pocket change for small gifts for themselves and their kids. By downloading AdSwapper, you get paid for the ads you see just by using your phone or tablet. For a mom whose kids love iPad and iPhone games, AdSwapper helps your kids’ play time become money time. Typically, AdSwapper gets you $5-$10 a month in electronic gift cards from one of 23 possible places, including Chipotle, Target, and Visa.
Currently, AdSwapper is only offered for Apple products, but by the end of the year an Android version will be released.