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BlackHat - Creating Mobile Apps From Other People's Games

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Haspel, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    For a while iv been toying with the idea of creating mobile games and testing the market in general but I was looking for a simpler solution than buying source code and reskinning it. My first thought of course was to use regular java games embed em on my site and create an app from that but as many of you already know mobile phones don't play well with java :).

    So for this guide IM going to show you how to easily create native android and windows application by simply embedding html5 games on your website.

    What you need to get started:

    1.Wordpress site ( i prefer wordpress since the themes there are already mobile friendly and you wont have to write CSS code to support your html page.)

    2.HTMl5 Game Repository that allows you to place the game links on your site.( Keep in mind this method is blackhat but that doesn't mean that you will be necessarily hurting the game authors in fact since most games are already monetized with ingame advertising you will probably make em a few $$)


    Now That you have picked a game that you want to create in to a native app.Its time to setup your site.



    STEP 1:

    Wordpress doesn't allow fullpage iframes by default so we are going to use a little trick and setup our one page template. Copy the code below to into a text

    editor call it "iframe-template.php" for example and upload it to you your current theme folder.

    Code courtesy of - https://dillieodigital.wordpress.com


    Now your wordpress is ready to create full page iframes.


    STEP 2:

    Login to your admin area navigate to Pages click on create new and simply place an iframe with the link of the game you want to use.The code will look

    something like this:


    Replace the URL with the game of your choice. Now before you publish your page go to the Page Attributes menu on your right and select the page template that

    you created in STEP 1.

    And thats it you are ready to publish.

    If you did the above steps correctly you should end up with something like this:

    http://colacoupons.net/22/ (open the site on your mobile device)





    --- Creating Native Apps And Monetizing ----

    Creating an app from your website (Webview APP) is really easy you can use a service like appgayser or appstuido which will automatically turn your url in to a native app.


    Android: http://www.appsgeyser.com/
    Windows: http://appstudio.windows.com/en-us



    Appsgeyser also offers monetization where you will get a % of the revenue that your app generates.

    For advanced users I would recommend using phonegap since you can add various ad networks on your own.



    Thats as far as iv gotten with testing this but I hope the info above can be useful to some of you or at least help you come up with a few twits on
    the concept.Best of luck!

    Haspel
     
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  2. Boriss

    Boriss Elite Member

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    Nice idea... I opened your site in my windows phone, all I can see is a purple loading bar. Maybe my phone is not working properly.
     
  3. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    I dont own a windows phone but it works fine on ios and android same goes for the apps. Those games can be a bitch to load sometimes is your wifi on?
     
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    Wonderful idea, you can literally create smart mobile apps without investing anything.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.
     
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    yeah, my wifi is on. Thanks again!
     
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    netcelal Senior Member

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    I'll give it a try...thank you for the great share
     
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    I still don't know how to integrate admob or airpush into a phonegap app, but I think it's possible to add hubbl.io (owned by airpush)
     
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    Haspel Power Member

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    I was playing a game app the other day and just looking at the number of impressions the ads got. Was loading new ads after every game with each game lasting only about 2 mins on average. That's a lot of impressions. Few accidental clicks. I thought what is the easiest way of getting in to the app business. Read about reskinning before. But this looks like a real nice way of going about things.

    Thanks for the share. Will post my own updates.
     
  10. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    Would be curious to see how much you can bank with it... so far i aimed at cpa offers and these are my results for the past 2 weeks however I assume with proper coding and ad networks you can actually run something a lot bigger

    test results.jpg
     
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    funkymozi Regular Member

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    I dont know much about html but I had an issue with the code pushing the content down.

    I changed it to this and it fixed it:

     
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    By the way. Anyone know how to make analytics and pop under ads from regular site work also inside the iframe?
     
  13. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Per the OP's request, I have moved this thread to the "Making Money" section.
     
  14. anatho

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    and how do you promote your app then in order to get visitors?