AudioMob runs competition for aspiring games developers and students
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob ,and pioneers of the audio advertising format in mobile games, announced one of the most exciting game jams of the year! It has been designed for Indie developers and students looking to break into the industry and the prizes are some of the best a game jam could offer.
AudioMob’s ‘Resonate’ competition is aligned tightly w...
Google incorporates OM SDK into inapp offering
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Advertisers can now more easily verify their Google in-app investment at scale with their vendor of choice through the integration of the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK).
The Open Measurement initiative, led by the IAB Technology Laboratory and Open Measurement Working Group, works to create a universal standard for app p...
Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vungle unveiled updates to its software development kit with new features including Cache Optimization, which aims to deliver Vungle's creatives faster than ever. Additionally, the company also announced support for a new medium sized rectangle (MREC) ad format that adds Vungle's quality video ad content while maintaining the in-app user experience.
Mobile app ad pricing and performance report shows what converts best
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
Smaato, in partnership with Liftoff, published a new study on in-app ad pricing and performance. Buyers can use the data and insights to optimize their in-app ad campaigns by pinpointing the specific ad formats that will allow them to maximize engagement rates and drive conversions. The report analyzes activity across three trillion ad requests on the Smaato platform in...
American dating app registrations drop almost 500 percent
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its third annual dating apps research and analysis. The most comprehensive and longitudinal study of its kind, the data reveals sweeping demographic and regional changes in the world of dating apps that mobile marketers need to know to succeed in 2019. Chief among the insights are the rise of Latin America (LATAM), a drop-off in North America (NAR), and...
In app mobile ad spending is taking a quarter of media budgets
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from PubMatic and Forrester reveals that media professionals opt for programmatic buys, via programmatic direct and open exchange, over direct buys for in-app inventory. Buyers also cite targeting capabilities and inventory quality as the top criteria for choosing programmatic in-app publishing partners.
The report was a commissioned study conducted by Fo...
Old school banner ads outperforming video
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff has unveiled its first Creative Ad Index report of the year. Released the same year when mobile is projected to eclipse television in consumer attention, effective mobile advertising has never been more important. Key findings that could change the way mobile advertisers allocate their spend in 2019 include: the one major mistake marketers make when it comes to ...
Unity Ads SDK 3.0 come to game developers
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Unity has just launched the latest version of their Ads SDK, and it’s a doozy. The new Unity Ads SDK 3.0 introduces personalized placements, as well as two new ad formats: Augmented reality and Banner ads.
Personalized placements are particularly noteworthy. Now in open beta, personalized placements tie ads and in-app purchases into the same auction, serving th...
A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Ashwin Shekhar
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...
5 app monetization strategies to remember in 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016 by Dickey Singh
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, deep learning and user interfaces, our mobile devices are more accessible and user-friendly than ever before. People are downloading more apps and spending more time in those apps. There are now over four million apps in the Apple and Google app stores – Apple received 75,000-80,000 app submissions per month in last few mon...
SSPs are NOT dead
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Richard Harris
In light of many folks in the industry considering SSP’s to be extinct, Andrew Gerhart, COO of AerServ, a mobile-first video mediation platform believes that a full service SSP can offer additional services such as viewability measurement, fraud and ad quality measurement. He contends that many individuals focus on irrational negatives, and ignore the positives SSP’s br...
Why China Has a 1000 Percent Increase in Mobile Ad Spending
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
Smaato has released its Q1 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising report which provides insights from data taken from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange during the first quarter of 2016. One of the top insights from the report is that China saw an incredible +1,198% rise in ad spendingIn the report the company shows continued growth for mobile vi...
The Challenges Of Monetizing In App Mobile Ads
Monday, June 6, 2016 by Jeff Kim
It’s a mobile app world and we just live in it. The average U.S. adult spends nearly three hours a day on their mobile device (excluding voice activities), which is more time than they spend watching TV. A vast majority of this time is spent in apps. According to Mary Meeker’s iconic State of the Internet Report, smartphone users spend 89% of their total time spent...
Smaato Adds New Management API to its Mobile Monetization Platform
Friday, June 3, 2016 by Richard Harris
Smaato has released updates to its SPX publisher platform adding a new management API to better facilitate mobile publishers and app developers ability to access and use Smaato to monetize their apps and mobile websites.With programmatic access to all SPX functions, the SPX Management API, along with the existing SPX Reporting API, provides the ability to connect Smaato...
The Top Emerging Trends for Mobile Programmatic Advertising
Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently visited with Josh Stivers, a mobile strategist for AerServ, to get his insights for mobile programmatic advertising in 2016. ADM: What are the biggest trends you expect to see in programmatic for 2016?Stivers: Video will continue to be the big story in 2016, as more consumers switch from TV and desktop to mobile and connected devices for their favorite ...
Smaato Updates RTB Ad Platform With New App Monetization Tools
Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Richard Harris
Smaato is providing developers with new app monetization tools as the company has extended the functionality of its SPX real-time advertising publisher platform to include a native advertising builder and private marketplace functionality.Smaato offers a real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers. Smaato’s new “point-and-click” native mobile...
WildTangent to Launch Unique Mobile App Reservation and Delivery Service
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
WildTangent has announced a new way for app publishers to let consumers reserve an upcoming app and deliver it them once it launches. WildTangent is adding the new app reservation service to it global app distribution and monetization platform to help mobile publishers create a new engagement touchpoint with consumers. The service will allow consumers to reserve an...
Apps that Stick: A 29 Step Plan for a Killer Launch
Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Matthew Cordasco
Hey while you’re chugging that beer Friday back you may want to think about this head-spinning number: To date App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games.That a big pie, do you have what it takes to get your proper slice?Also, there’s a science to coding an app and there is definitely a science to marketing apps. Finding yo...
What the Research Says About User Preferences and Perceptions for In App Advertising
Friday, March 27, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
There are infographics and there are knockout infographics. While the use of infographics has grown in the last couple of years as a way to visually provide a large amount of information in a small area, when viewed on a smartphone most infographics produce text so small that it’s just impossible to get anything constructive out of it.Not so with a new interactive infog...
TapSense to Offer Programmatic Ad Platform for Apple Watch
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Richard Harris
TapSense has announced its will offer a programmatic ad platform for Apple Watch. The platform provides solutions for developers and brands to get started on the new Apple Watch platform including an SDK for app developers and programmatic APIs for brands, agencies, and marketers.The TapSense SDK leverages new interactive interfaces supported by Apple WatchKit such glan...
StartApp Offering Big Incentives To App Developers This Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
StartApp is kicking off this Holiday season by offering users a special opportunity to earn a cash bonus of up to $25,000 or an amazing gift. To be eligible, just complete a simple integration of at least three of StartApp’s full page ads and allowing more traffic to StartApp.This is also a chance for user to increase their traffic throughout the month of December 2014....
So Many Mobile Ad Formats, What’s an App Developer to Do
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mobile advertising is continuing to explode and more and more big brand names are moving their ad budgets out of traditional media and into mobile. Its great news for developers and their apps in the marketplaces, however the folks on Madison Avenue are not going to let their creative juices fade away just because they are working on a small screen. They get the bi...
Airpush's Revolutionary Abstract Banners Offer a Completely New level of Mobile Banner Engagement
Friday, October 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
Airpush is introducing Abstract Banners, a new banner ad format which offers a heightened level of ad engagement. These ads consist of transparent overlays over content that can generate an extremely unique user experience resulting in a significant increase in conversions when compared to standard banners.The SDK launch for these new banners has just been announced by ...
Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Shows iOS Mobile Users Consume More Video than Android Users
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Richard Harris
Citrix has released its Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014. The Mobile Analytics Report provides insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile data services. Key findings from the report include:Mobile Video on LTE Surpasses 3GThe latest report finds that mobile subscribers on LTE networks are...
Apple iAd Adds Pre roll Video and Full screen Interstitial Banner Ads for Mobile Monetization
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Apple has added to the iAd platform functionality with new pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads with units optimized for in-app viewing. The platform now offers standard banners MREC banners; full-screen interstitial banners; and pre-roll video ads.Also, Apple has expanded to 16 the number of countries the iAd network serves by adding Russia and Switze...
Amazon Mobile Ads API Now Offers iOS App Support for Interstitial and Banner Ads
Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Amazon Mobile Ads API allows developers to display ads from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network in their apps, and now, both interstitial and banner ads can be displayed across iOS devices in addition to Android and Fire OS devices (including Fire phone). With this release, Amazon is also expanding ad serving to Android and iOS users in the US, the UK, Germany, ...
Why You Should Get Your App Endorsed By a Mommy Blogger
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
You may not realize it, but - on average - you encounter product endorsements a couple times each day. Watching TV, walking by into your local mall, launching the Facebook app on your smartphone - these are all places where consumers intersect with product endorsements.
The concept behind product endorsements is an age old one: Using the celebrity of an individual to...
AOL to Offer Native Mobile Ad Units for Techcrunch, Huffington Post and Other AOL Digital Properties
Sunday, April 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
AOL has announced a new native ad unit that will allow marketers to run advertising across mobile sites and apps.The new native unit currently reaches 86 million users per month, via AOL owned-and-operated mobile properties and apps including TechCrunch, Huffington Post, DailyFinance, Engadget, AOL Mail and Autoblog as well as through third-party publishing partner...
Capturing Maximum Revenue From Your Mobile App
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Pedro Ripper
As with so many things assumed to be known and reliable before the digital era, consumer pricing strategies have been forever altered. Not only does fixed pricing often fail; it’s the consumers themselves who casually inform the seller what they are going pay. The seller, sadly, must deal with the results.Of course, many people choose to pay nothing at all. That’s an un...
Guide: Using Facebook To Get App Installs
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
marketing plan is a crucial step in app development. There are several types of
advertising/influence making that go into a good marketing mix - media buying,
a strong press release, traffic generation, media coverage and social media
become the platform that allows a single solution, combining social media
marketing and tr...
Using in App Advertising Effectively To Monetize an App
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Robert Weber
Thousands of apps launch each day, so the mobile app business must be booming, right? Not exactly. Sure, thousands of apps are launched daily, but how many actually make money? Last I checked, products must generate revenue to qualify as a business. And generating money is where apps fail, miserably. A recent Gartner report spells out the harsh forecast facing developer...
Startapp Launches New Mobile App Advertiser Portal
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
Startapp has launched a new Advertiser Portal giving advertisers access to Startapp traffic through an easy-to-use self-service dashboard. Advertisers can run cost-per-click (CPC) campaigns on both Android and iOS using a variety of ad types, including interstitial ads, banner ads, and enriched ads. With the new portal advertisers now have more contr...
Trends That Will Drive HTML5 This Year
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Robert Grossberg
2014 promises to be a big year for HTML5 mobile games. As
the CEO of a NYC-based mobile web game distribution company, I see three trends
application developers should look for this year that will drive the HTML5
Trend Number 1:
HTML5-based mobile web app demand will skyrocket
There is a growing set of HTML5 app stores that are all
Amazon Appstore Monthly Round up: January 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Amazon Appstore had a busy start to the New Year, adding several new services and features to its growing developer ecosystem. Below are some of the latest highlights and case studies gathered so far this year. · A new and improved developer portal is now available for Amazon Appstore, helping devel...
Offercast Mobile Launches Next Generation Mobile Ad Network
Friday, February 7, 2014 by Richard Harris
First 100 to
Sign Up Eligible for “Grand Slam” Promotion to Keep 100 percent of Earned RevenuesOffercast™ Mobile, a next-generation mobile ad network, today has launched its beta testing program for Android™ app developers. Offercast™ Mobile provides multiple solutions for monetization on the
Android mobile operating system and