Openness and transparency is in all our interests, and Ausdroid is no different.
Not many people understand how media businesses like ours make money, and the saying “if you’re not paying for a product, you are the product” is generally thought to be the case across the board. However, at least here, Ausdroid doesn’t sell your information or anything about you to make money. We make our money from advertising, sponsorship and commercial partnerships.
Further, the biggest events, announcements and conferences that affect mobile technology don’t happen in Australia; they happen in the US, in Asia, throughout Europe, and basically everywhere else. Ausdroid is regularly invited to attend these events, or to travel interstate or overseas for “media famils” (in other words, trips so we can become more familiar with a company, its products, or something its working on).
In the interests of transparency, we’ll log these sponsored travels here, and you can check back at any time to see who travelled, where, and who facilitated that travel.
We also log our commercial arrangements and advertising arrangements.
Daniel travelled to London, UK to attend Huawei P8 launch as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Chris and Rachel travelled to Singapore as guests of LG. Rachel paid for her own flight, and we paid to extend the trip by a couple of days.Find out more »
Dan attended Google IO 2015 self-funded, with a media pass provided by Google AustraliaFind out more »
Daniel and Jason travelled to Berlin, Germany to attend IFA as guests of Sony MobileFind out more »
Jason attended an OPPO factory tour in Shenzhen China on his return from IFA 2015.Find out more »
Chris travelled to San Francisco, USA for Huawei product announcements and to attend the Google Nexus launch event. Flights were self funded, accommodation and transfers provided by Huawei.Find out more »
Chris and Rachel travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC 2016 and later travelled to Amsterdam, Netherlands for media famils as guests of HuaweiFind out more »
Chris travelled to Queensland's Gold Coast for the launch of Metricon Smart Stadium as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Daniel travelled to Melbourne to attend the Oppo R9 launch as guest of Oppo AustraliaFind out more »
Chris travelled to Bali, Indonesia to attend Huawei South Pacific Conference as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Daniel travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google I/O with partial sponsorship from ZTEFind out more »
Daniel travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Lenovo Techworld as guest of LenovoFind out more »
Duncan travelled to Sydney, Australia to attend Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch as guest of SamsungFind out more »
Duncan travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google's Pixel Launch event as guest of GoogleFind out more »
Duncan, Jason and Chris travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC 2017 with sponsorship from Alcatel, Huawei, Moto and Vodafone Australia.Find out more »
Daniel and Scott travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google IO, self funded.Find out more »
Scott travelled to Shenzhen, China to attend a factory tour and briefing with HuaweiFind out more »
Jason travelled to San Francisco, USA to attend Google's Made by Google event for the launch of the Pixel 2 product line, as guest of GoogleFind out more »
Chris, Daniel and Jason travelled to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC with sponsorship from Alcatel, Closer Comms, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE, with logistics from Telstra.Find out more »
Daniel travelled to Beijing, China for media famils as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Jason flew to Paris, France to attend the Huawei P20 series launch event as guest of HuaweiFind out more »
Daniel travelled to Mountain View, California to attend Google IO 2018 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Google provided a media ticket valued at 1150 and Daniel paid for his accommodation.Find out more »
Duncan flew to Berlin, Germany as guest of Huawei to attend IFA 2018 and related eventsFind out more »
Daniel attended the Nissan Leaf launch event in Sydney as guest of NissanFind out more »
Chris and Rachel flew to London, UK to attend the Huawei Mate 20 series launch and for related media famils. Chris flew hosted by Huawei, Rachel paid for her own flights.Find out more »
Chris, Duncan, Jason, Phil and Scott attended MWC 2019 with sponsorship from Alcatel, Closer Comms, Oppo and Huawei. During this event, Ausdroid also carried out third-party content activities for Telstra and Finder Australia.Find out more »
Chris attended the Huawei P30 launch event in Paris as guest of Huawei. Chris extended the trip at his own cost for a visit to Rome. Rachel attended this trip with Chris at her own cost.Find out more »
Sponsorship and Commercial Arrangements
Ausdroid has commercial agreements with the following organisations:
- Google Asia Pacific, advertising solutions. Ausdroid’s advertisements are placed through Google AdSense unless otherwise disclosed.
- WhistleOut, mobile comparison website. WhistleOut publishes comparison pieces of interest to Ausdroid’s audience from time to time (generally once or twice per week). Ausdroid receives a commission based on referrals and any subsequent orders/sales placed through the WhistleOut/Ausdroid comparison portal.
- Telstra and Finder Australia, where Ausdroid and its staff have produced content as experts for use by those companies.
Ausdroid has ad-hoc promotional agreements with:
- PureVPN – VPN service provider
- 4TFY – VPN service provider