It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now!

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • interesting or fun Android apps
  • the site's twitter account
  • cool events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click stats here.

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    We have a really small number of posts reaching a score of 6 even on main. I doubt it's possible for one on meta, at least extremely difficult.
    – iBug
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 13:02

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F-Droid: Open source app store


Find apps by real-life categories!

  • Same procedure as every year (I'm not a good graphics designer, so proposals for another design of this ad are welcome). As it was the years before, the site is well maintained, and proved helpful for Android.SE and SoftwareRecs. Not to forget its extensive list of permissions with their explanations, the "search apps by permissions" feature, etc. :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 8:02
  • Can you add a featured tag to the question so it gets more attention?
    – iBug
    Commented Feb 11, 2018 at 4:19
  • You mean it otherwise gets lost between all those many other Meta posts? :) But sure, we can try.
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 7:53

microG Project

  • Official logo from microG project website and I put few extra additions to include description. Commented Feb 17, 2018 at 17:04
  • Why not OpenGApps?
    – iBug
    Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 3:13
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    @iBug because of … Google? microG is a replacement mapping the API calls to open-source counterparts (e.g. an app requests a Google Maps tile, and gets the corresponding OSM piece). So: no tracking. Oh, and less resources used. And especially, nasty stuff like analytics and ads are disabled, so: more privacy-friendly :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 17:41

OsmAnd: Offline maps/GPS


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    As soon as I see this I feeling that MacroDroid is coming up soon.
    – iBug
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 2:27
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    decided to do away with app ads, instead focus on crucial things that need to be addressed to the community.. Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 16:09

Upload To Commons


Follow us on Twitter!

  • This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted. It also doubles as your twitter ad, but it's up to you if you wish to promote it by voting
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 6:11

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  • still in progress, beta version. waiting for feedback, @DanHulme had proposed an ad that goes on how to ask questions in chat.. Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 4:39
  • Linking this in chat may get wider response and need may a separate chat room?
    – beeshyams
    Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 6:26
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    @beeshyams thanks a lot for the feedback, I have updated to the minimalist image Commented Mar 16, 2018 at 17:16

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