2016 May 28 By Dusko 0 comment

Here is a list of my services and prices, mainly for apps but a few related areas as well Turn your Kindle ebook into an Android app You have already published a Kindle ebook, it is live in the Amazon Kindle store and you have all the files you used to publish it there.  That is a start for me and we should decide what is the purpose of that app. Some ideas: cross promotion with your other apps and sites, promotion of your Kindle ebooks, monetisation through ads in the app, forming an email list etc. The price for…

2015 May 14 By Dusko 0 comment

I have a new app, called Ambient Music New: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ambientmusicnew If you want to listen to non-intrusive music while you do something else, this Android app is for you. (See the description below.) From the programmer’s point of view, there are two enhancements to brag about. My plugin called DS_awlProOperaMusic is based on CM_awlPro from the plugin market, however, it adds the — ability to listen to the entire playlist with one tap of a button, and it introduces — several commands besides the video playing. You can stop and and pause the video, direct it to an absolute count…

2015 Mar 11 By Dusko 2 comment

There will be times when all you want is to show your own ads, no Google, no AdMob, no nothing. One solution is to run “button ads” — I called them so because, technically, they run as buttons. Yyou get to set up your own ad text and link for the destination web page. Here is an example of the button ad running in my app Musica Italiana Napoletana. (You may want to click here and see for yourself.) Here is a screen shot in which a button ad appears, with the corresponding control panel:         You…

2013 Dec 15 By Dusko 0 comment

There were 12,000+ banner requests at one app but nobody clicked on a banner. How to improve this situation? Here is my answer. It must be improved, or you are out of the business. 1) Are the ads that are currently showing relevant ? I’d try to see which ads are actually showing for all those requests. Probably, these requests come from banner ads that appear on every page of the site and are, thus, untargeted. It is better not to serve untargeted ads at all. 2) Steer your visitor towards offers that will convert better You want money from…

2013 Apr 10 By Dusko 0 comment

Someone’s app was rejected from Apple on the grounds of 2.12 and 10.6. To Apple, the app was not very useful because it was taking its content from the web server, and it also used buttons that were not Apple-like, so to speak. Not using the “native iOS look and feel” might be another way of decribing it. Here is my reply in the forum post. The app and the video here just served as a stepping stone for my reminiscences of what makes a great app for both the user and the originator. Here goes my forum post: I…

2013 Mar 18 By Dusko 0 comment

Mobile App Monetization – How I’m Pulling In $125 eCPMby Carter Thomas “It’s money that matters.” – Randy NewmanThe secret’s out – it’s not easy to make money with apps.Everyone who’s on this blog at some point has watched, read or purchased content from someone talking about how you can make millions of dollars with apps. They talk about how every download you can get is going to make you AT LEAST $1…all you need to do is get apps in the store.I hate to break it to you, but that’s bullshit.If you think that you’re just going to sit…