@VerticalTrading, I don’t buy your premise and I don’t understand why it has to be either black or white when it’s so easy to cater for both.
I am sure there are people who finde the promotional notifications useful. I am also sure that I am not the only one who finds them annoying and spammy. A simple toggle in the preferences could make both groups of users happy. It’s simple and easy.
It is considered good practice to let users opt in to, say, newsletters, and poor practice for a company to use opt-out. We have already had this discussion for decades when it comes to unsolicited commercial emails. Few, if anyone, want to “just delete” email spam if they don’t like it.
The promotional notifications in the Wirex app is not even opt-out, because the app won’t let the user say “No thanks” — instead the promotional notifications are compulsory. And each time such a notification arrives it is a potentional distraction that requires an action on the user’s part to make it go away.
I believe I have more than 300 apps on my phone. But even if I had just 100, and if each of these apps decided to send just one promotional message a day, then I would have to read and delete a mostly useless message more often than every quarter of an hour. That would be insane. And oftentimes I receive more than one of these messages in the Wirex app in a day. The “If you don’t like there promotions just simply delete, it’s easy” simply doesn’t hold up.
Therefore, dear Wirex developers, please gives us a toggle in the preferences so that those us us who find your promotional notifications a useless distraction can make them go away.