How the US Government shutdown could effect your app
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...
Mobile gaming and header bidding
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by David Pokress
When ad mediation first began - as a direct solution to the problem of too many demand sources / SDKs – one of the promises it delivered for publishers was a way to manage how to allocate their ad inventory among various mobile ad networks.
This was key because it gave them the ability to maximize yield by working with multiple ad networks, prioritizing network...
Another mobile ad serving platform updates for GDPR compliancy
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR deadlone is looming and mobile ad networks are scrambling to get their SDK's updated to stay legal. MoPub has just announced that their SDK v5.0 now includes several new improvements and bug fixes for iOS, Android, and Unity. This includes the important updates that are required to obtain consent from users in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United K...
Chatting With the Creator of Trivia Crack About App Success and the Smile Test
Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Etermax, the creator of Trivia Crack to get the inside track on their success as a mobile team. Trivia Crack Kingdoms, the sequel to its flagship mobile game, has surged in popularity as the game surpassed seven million downloads across all platforms worldwide. Here’s what Maximo Cavazzani, CEO and founder of Etermax had to say. ADM: Who a...
An Introduction into InApp Advertising as a Mobile App Monetization Tool
Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
Google’s AdMob has published an e-book that provides an introduction into the world of mobile in-app advertising. Titled “The No-nonsense Guide to In-App Ads”, the publication is part of Google’s No-nonsense series.This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of in-app advertising as an introduction to app publishers and developers who are new to the oppor...
The best app marketing channels that actually help
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
At the beginning of each year, we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years...
Discussion: How Can App Developers Earn Revenue With Low Download Numbers
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Richard Harris
One of the biggest challenges facing indie developers in today’s mobile economy is being able to get a revenue stream from a small amount of free downloads. Discoverability is a big issue but many indie developers do not have budgets to help with marketing or general discovery issues other than stock ASO options such as keywords, review sites, and the like. An exam...
Revmob Reports Mobile App Installs Jump 250 Percent between November to January
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
It's no secret that mobile gets a lot of attention around the holidays. From apps to devices everyone is either using their mobile, or buying something mobile. Revmob has released some data to show us all just how large the swing is, based on analytics they have collected from their network over the past 3 years.Overall they report that app downloads increase ...
Perion Network Launches GrowMobile Cross Network, Self Serve Mobile Advertising Platform
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Perion Network has announced the launch of the GrowMobile Self-Serve which offers a cross-network, self-serve mobile advertising platform. The service offers an enhanced, do-it-yourself version of the technology built by San Francisco-based GrowMobile which Perion acquired earlier this year. GrowMobile is part of Perion Lightspeed, the new mobile division of P...
Decisive Opens Mobile Advertising Platform API to App Developers
Friday, November 7, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Decisive, which hosts a SaaS mobile advertising platform, has announced the new availability of the Decisive Developer API. With the announcement, Decisive is opening up its mobile advertising platform to give app developers the ability to create and manage campaigns across multiple mobile ad networks and ad exchanges, with budgets as little as a $10. The Decisive ...
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...
App Marketing Using Niche Advertising Methods
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Josef Mandelbaum
A common skill required by today’s marketing managers is the ability to understand how to advertise across large online advertising platforms. Top advertising networks from major companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Facebook all boast massive reach, but is bigger always better? There are hundreds of mobile ad networks to choose from and each specific network has bot...
New Poll: What is the average CPM you earn with mobile ad networks in your apps
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
We love cutting through the hype to help deliver answers to you that cause a change in the way you do things. Ad networks are the worst at promising developers one thing only to deliver another. Siting things like "low quality traffic", or "not enough impressions" seem to be the norm most developers here. So we want to know what the 'real deal' is by you telling us what...
Five Solutions for Common App Development Challenges
Friday, June 6, 2014 by Stefano Sassu
Mobile use among consumers is growing exponentially. Hardware and operating systems aside, new applications are hitting the market every day for everything from commerce and gaming, to utilities and health and fitness. The playing field is wide open for developers of all shapes and sizes, but with it, comes steep competition and common pitfalls that can mean the di...
Interview with Alexander Vashchenko, President of Production at Game Insight
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
Alexander Vashchenko is President of Production at Game Insight which has offices in Moscow and San Francisco and consists of 15 development studios spread out across Eastern Europe. While working in the game industry, Alexander has launched a number of financially successful products, such Legend: Legacy of the Dragons and Juggernaut, which garnered mill...
Interview: Jack van der Post of iD Gamedesign
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Jack van der Post of iD Gamedesign
to talk about his app company and latest app “WordnRoll”
ADM: How long have you been developing apps?
Jack: I started early 2012.
ADM: Do you program the apps or do you hire development
Jack: I do code and design pretty much everything myself...
Do Advertisers Hold the App Monetization Keys and Could the Spigot Dry Up Due to False Positive Ads
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Ok, I made up the term “false positive ads” that appears in the title of this article, you’ll understand what I mean in a moment.
While the big ad money in mobile might be a recent smart device phenomenon, the source of much of that money is coming from long standing, traditional sources: large advertisers selling cars, razor blades, and dish soap, staples of our li...
App Developer Magazine Developer Spotlight Wasabi Productions
Sunday, November 3, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
As part of our series of in-depth interviews with app developers, we recently sat down with Wasabi Productions, a children’s digital publisher.
ADM - Who are your key members?Wasabi - Graham Nunn, Creative Director and Co-Founder; Amy Friedlander , VP Marketing & Strategy, Co-Founder; and Chaz Heitner, Financial Director, Co Founder.
ADM - How lo...
The November Issue of App Developer Magazine Is Here!
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Richard Harris
The November Issue of ADM is here and available on our website and in mobile newsstands now! There is a wealth of information in this issue for any app developer (big or small) to take advantage of during the Fall and Winter seasons. It contains 12 featured articles in all, plus our regular monthly news sections, industry spotlight, app showcase, and a hi...
LiquidM is Yet Another New Player in the Mobile Advertising Marketplace
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
The mobile ad space is hot and it’s getting a little more crowded with the announcement by LiquidM of the availability of its new mobile advertising management platform (MAMP).
Mobile ad networks are all the rage with the tech venture capitalists as emerging markets rapidly grow, and subsequently so do the opportunities for placement of mobile ads. $5 million from thre...
Are mobile ads CPMs on the rise
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
According to MoPub mobile ads overall have seen a pretty dramatic increase in CPM's over the last 2 months for Android, but iOS developers still win in revenue for cost-per-click ads.The device yielding the highest CPM is the iPad - which attracts large volume advertisers.The reasons are yet unknown but it's encouraging news for those developers still mon...
What is an App Developer
Monday, January 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
While the mobile industry continues to grow, it's becoming increasingly obvious that some definitions of who is, and what is, have been lost. Being a mobile app developer myself I thought I would stand back and look at the shadow I cast so as to define exactly what it is I am. There is no way I could completely cover every aspect of my job or mobile app programming in g...
Adblock plus moving to Android developers beware
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Richard Harris
Ad block plus is a popular desktop plug-in that prohibits ad networks from displaying while you're browsing the Internet, and it's now making the leap into the Android mobile market. While this sounds like a good idea for mobile app "users", it could become catastrophic for mobile app developers who earn their revenue through ad networks. Adblock plus on the deskto...
Discover your apps with Searchman
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
The 500 Startups-backed app analytics firm SearchMan is debuting a new tool for mobile developers looking to quickly get a sense of how discoverable their application is inside App Store Search. This metric is more important than ever, following the changes to the iOS 6 App Store in September which have impacted developer rankings by removing or...