Apple Winding Down Quattro Wireless Operations in Favor of iAds
MacDailyNews reports that Apple has reached out to users of its Quattro Wireless ad platform, notifying them that it has stopped taking new campaign submissions and will be winding down operation of the service by the end of September in favor of Apple's new iAd platform. The message comes from Andy Miller, former CEO of Quattro and currently Apple's vice president for the iAd program.
We believe iAd is the best mobile ad network in the world, and starting next month we're going to focus all of our resources on the iAd advertising platform. We are no longer accepting new campaigns for the Quattro Wireless Network, and we will soon begin winding down existing campaigns. As of September 30, we will support ads exclusively for the iAd Network.
Apple acquired Quattro Wireless early this year in order to bring on board talent for deploying its own iAd mobile advertising service. The iAd program went live on July 1st, and has served up strong performance for early-adopter advertisers and app developers, although rollout of ads for the program has been slowed by Apple's tight control over the entire process. It is clear, however, that Apple is putting all of its mobile advertising emphasis on iAd, unsurprisingly necessitating the discontinuation of Quattro's former services.