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What Developers Think About Apple's iAd 263

Posted by kdawson
from the thin-gold-plating dept.
Nemilar writes "It's been about a week since Apple rolled out its new advertising platform, and developers of iPhone apps are watching the earliest returns to see how much money they can expect to make from these ads. One developer reported Thursday that he earned $1,400 in one day for his flashlight app. The amount iAds pay is 'a high number when you get it, but you don't get it very often,' said Dave Yonamine, the director of marketing at MobilityWare. The article discusses revenue potential in relation to the only other mobile ads platform, AdMob for Android, and claims that iAd paid as much as $148 for the same number of ads as $1 on AdMob; but this extreme ratio is likely to erode as the novelty wears off."
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What Developers Think About Apple's iAd

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  • Good Luck (Score:4, Funny)

    by Hinhule (811436) on Sunday July 11, 2010 @08:19AM (#32865720)

    Getting iADBlock on the Appstore.

  • This is just great. Now that AT&T is limiting the full capabilities of the iPhone/ iPad with data restrictions you get to "pay" for the bandwidth to download useless iAds.

    They get you coming and going.

  • Hmm 1400 USD in one day for an App which takes 20min to code.

    I'm kind of supposing he's not going to get 1400 a day every day and that this is very much a marketing move right?
    Else i'm releasing a flash light apps really soon :P

    • by dimeglio (456244)

      What are you waiting for? In one hour, you can code at least 3 apps, each making $1,400. Sound like you probably have a better paying job. The coding part of application development is less than 5% of a full application development cycle.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by Rockoon (1252108)

        The coding part of application development is less than 5% of a full application development cycle.

        umm.. its a flashlight app

      • Yeah Flash light app require extreme amount of engineering, market research and marketing. Not even talking about the innovation and creativity at work here, it's quite unique. (aka 1 person, 20min, grand total.)

        Please...

    • I'm not an iPhone coder, but if I was, I would really enjoy sabotaging all you silly people by putting out a flashlight app that did not have any ads in any way :)

      The gratitude I'd get would be worth the effort, and being 'positioned' as a helpful, smart programmer who respects people's attention and wishes, is more valuable than being recognized as a dumbass who'll put out the 1000th flashlight app with an ad on it in hopes of being paid by foolish advertisers to market to other dumbasses who are by defini

  • Flashlight ads? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by nickspoon (1070240)
    I don't know about you, but I wouldn't buy a flashlight app that requires a data connection. :/
    • I don't know about you, but I wouldn't buy a flashlight app that requires a data connection. :/

      Although humorous, if you don't have a data connection you'll just not get an ad. That's the risk you take distributing an ad-based application...

  • Who are these people that click on passive ads, I don't care if web browsing, facebook, playing a game or using utility software on your phone. I SO DO NOT get it. I get pay for click on search engines, I even use those when I am looking for something. But random (even if they track and compile my habits, the ads look random to me). So who are these consumers who click on banner advertising where ever it rears it's head? We have been hearing about location based pop ups and maybe it's in some markets, but t
  • iSPAM (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Jackie_Chan_Fan (730745) on Sunday July 11, 2010 @08:18PM (#32870314)

    Its not iAds, its iSPAM.

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