2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :)

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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F-Droid: Open source app store

  • 3
    I like F-Droid!
    – neverMind9
    Commented Apr 16, 2019 at 22:23
  • 4
    Disclosure: I help maintain it (I'm one of the maintainers meanwhile) :D So I'm glad you enjoy it!
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Apr 17, 2019 at 18:00
  • 2
    You're welcome and thanks for the good work!
    – neverMind9
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 18:28

microG: Android with Google

  • 1
    I hope it preserves useful functionality Google does not consider enough important to preserve.
    – neverMind9
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 18:27

Find apps by real-life categories!


Follow us on Twitter!

  • 1
    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
    – JNat StaffMod
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 11:57

LineageOS, open source custom ROM

  • Since it is the most popular ROM I did not insert an explanation line, should I? If yes, what explanation do you suggest? Thanks! :-) Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 12:53
  • The image has a white background and a border is therefore required. Mind giving it a tweak?
    – iBug
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 12:02
  • Thanks I forgot about this requirement! I will edit it. Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 1:56
  • @NicolasRaoul why a link-catcher? And is that really a valid URL (links to http://clickthrough-url/ instead of https://lineageos.org/)?
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Apr 17, 2019 at 18:02
  • Definitely, thanks! Feel free to remove the related comments when you've read this :)
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 6:00

Tasker - the ultimate automation utility

  • 3
    Tasker is nice. Can you correct the icon though? It looks stretched out. Furthermore, I think it would be better if Android is mentioned within the text, or may be a use case. But I'm rather blank here.
    – Firelord Mod
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 19:50

OsmAnd: Offline maps/GPS


NetGuard: Not all apps need the Internet


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