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Are app store subscription models right for your app?

Are app store subscription models right for your app?

Friday, October 06, 2017 by

While advertising and in-app purchases are the methods of monetization app marketers are probably most familiar with, subscription-based models may be the most overlooked. But subscriptions offer publishers benefits like a predictable, long-term revenue stream, and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) versus ads or IAPs. Subscriptions can also be deeply engaging for u...

DeviceID reset fraud is now top ad fraud method

DeviceID reset fraud is now top ad fraud method

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by

AppsFlyer has introduced the general availability of a holistic, integrated solution - Protect360 - that helps immunize advertisers against the cost and loss of mobile install fraud. In beta testing with select clients, Protect360 revealed DeviceID Reset Fraud was more widespread than previously known, and will cost advertisers an estimated $1.1-$1.3 billion in 2017 whi...

App monetization and choosing the right partner

App monetization and choosing the right partner

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...

About the explosive growth of mobile video advertising

About the explosive growth of mobile video advertising

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

Smaato has released its Q2 2017 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. Smaato conducted an in-depth analysis of the 1.5+ trillion ad impressions delivered on its platform in the second quarter of 2017, and found new data to support the massive growth of video advertising globally, and particularly in-app, which is growing faster over mobile web as a share of digita...

Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience

Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

Glispa Global Group has announced that it has acquired justAd, a creative tech platform that enables brands and agencies to easily create, serve and analyze interactive ad units. justAd boosts ad results by allowing the creation of dynamic, interactive creatives at scale. These more engaging ads types enable brands and agencies to reach past “banner blindness syndrome,”...

Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing

Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

Liftoff, a mobile app marketing and retargeting company, has released a report dedicated entirely to trends around subscription apps. The surprising data shows that setting subscription costs too low might actually lose otherwise-loyal app users. Additionally, the report looks into which price group converts users fastest, and highlights untapped potential in the male s...

A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising

A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

The pace of innovation in mobile advertising has never been greater. While we have seen significant gains over the last few years, today, the industry is benefiting from the convergence of three areas - native ads, programmatic buying and enhanced targeting. This powerful fusion is essential to ensure a future in mobile advertising which provides users with a relevant a...

Why apps with subscription models are taking over

Why apps with subscription models are taking over

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Anybody with a passing acquaintance with the app store, whether on iOS or Android, is fully aware of the vast quantities of apps crammed into every (digital) nook and crevice, with more being released each passing day. For Apple and Google, this competition is great - the more apps there are, the more money they make. But for app developers, more competition means that ...

STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers

STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...

Lucktastic releases STREAM audience platform

Lucktastic releases STREAM audience platform

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...

Avocarrot Unified SSP for mobile is launched from Glispa

Avocarrot Unified SSP for mobile is launched from Glispa

Monday, July 17, 2017 by

Following the announcement of its fourth strategic acquisition, Glispa Global Group, a mobile ad tech company, unveils its newest product offering, Avocarrot, the full-service monetization platform which serves all types of mobile in-app advertising, both programmatic and performance-based. The new platform offers full transparency, control, and ease of use to boost and...

Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by

Tapjoy has announced a partnership with Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, to make Tapjoy one of the first providers of rewarded advertisements in Atari’s mobile games. Players of Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch can now earn free in-app coins by watching videos and engaging with other types of ads from Tap...

Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

Consumers want their apps free and their ads rewarded. A new study by Tapjoy,  a mobile advertising platform, found that mobile gamers in the US prefer opt-in, rewarded advertisements over mandatory ads such as pre-roll videos by a 4-to-1 margin. The study also found that videos are far and away consumers’ favorite type of rewarded ads on mobile - preferred by at l...

New ad exchange auction platform from Appodeal launches

New ad exchange auction platform from Appodeal launches

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Appodeal​, an ad mediation platform for mobile developers, is entering programmatic market and launching its own ad exchange - AppodealX. The new product allows Appodeal to work with DSPs (demand side platforms) directly and provide app developers with premium advertisements offered by more than 100 ad demand sources.  The ad exchange is a platform which buys and s...

AOL launches Smart Yield beta

AOL launches Smart Yield beta

Monday, June 05, 2017 by

AOL has announced the beta launch of Smart Yield, a mobile-first solution that solves the challenge of leveling the demand bidding playing field for mobile publishers. By creating a unified auction, Smart Yield provides advertisers with the inventory they want and mobile publishers and app developers with the opportunity to gain the highest possible yield for each impre...

AppsFlyer releases Active Fraud Insights 2.0

AppsFlyer releases Active Fraud Insights 2.0

Monday, May 29, 2017 by

AppsFlyer has announced Active Fraud Insights 2.0 in conjunction with a release addressing the responsibility of ad networks to combat mobile fraud and beginning an initiative to regulate the AppsFlyer ecosystem with a review of its 2,500+ integrated ad networks to ensure they are minimizing fraudulent traffic being sent to marketers.Active Fraud Insights 2.0 is part of...

How to earn more revenue from your Android apps

How to earn more revenue from your Android apps

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 by

When you hear that Android app revenues are set to top iOS revenue in 2017 and that global app revenue is also set to reach $102 billion by 2020, you can be forgiven for thinking that everyone in the app economy is smiling to the bank. However, according to Vision Mobile, 64 per cent of Android app developers are operating under a ‘poverty threshold’ of $500 per month i...

Monetizing apps without alienating users: A chat with Receptiv

Monetizing apps without alienating users: A chat with Receptiv

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 by

We recently sat down with Receptiv, the company formerly known as MediaBrix, to learn more about how they work with app developers monetize their products. Receptiv is an in-app mobile video ad platform that connects brands to app users to increase ad performance. Founded as MediaBrix in 2011 and named an Adweek Top Mobile Innovator, they are available via both programm...

Keeping your free to play games and apps profitable

Keeping your free to play games and apps profitable

Friday, April 21, 2017 by

Free-to-Play isn't a new concept, it's still a very popular business model for many software companies, game and enterprise alike. But although a F2P platform looks very attractive to prospective customers, the downside is the wager that is made on whether or not enough customers will make the leap to actually pay for the premium items on your platform. It's this consta...

Selling your app and what you should know

Selling your app and what you should know

Monday, April 10, 2017 by

The app market has changed significantly over the last few years. Google Play, for example, had 600,000 apps in 2012. Now it has more than 3 million. Despite this, a report from Nielsen suggests that users only use 27 apps per month. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for developers and app owners to maintain engagement and to successfully monetize their apps.Acc...

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