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Unofficial fan apps & adverts

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JohnMiller1983, Jun 8, 2013.

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  1. JohnMiller1983

    JohnMiller1983 Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    I recently built and unofficial fan app on app-developers.biz and I'm trying my first "monetizing apps through ads".

    I have added the AdWhirl plugin on A.D.B and they offer Admob, MMedia, MdotM, InMobi.

    I think AdMob must be the best as it is owned by google. Does anyone have any stats or suggestions?

    I made a couple of dollars in the first few days which is ok as it will repay the initial payment to build the app of $9.99 and my app is only on android for the moment (ios still in validation period).



    P.S. Yes this is an extention of the forum post "Make $1000 selling mobile apps" but it started to get mixed up so I just posted another post so it made more sense.
     
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    LuckyBOB Registered Member

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    Hi. I have a couple of questions about this. When you say you are building un-offical fan apps. Is there a way that you can provide a more specific example without giving to much away about your niche. I guess what I'm trying to say is there an example of such an app that you can point to us online that would give a better idea of what something like this might look like. I have absolutely no experience in making apps. But, have been flirting with the idea lately. Thank you in advance.
     
  3. JohnMiller1983

    JohnMiller1983 Registered Member

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    Well I built the app online using app-developers.biz (I know nothing about coding) it is just a simple app with news feeds. I have used an upcoming but quite well known music group.

    I added a photo gallery and news feed an article about the group and youtube videos.
     
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    I was just thinking. Wouldn't there be an issue with copyright if you are using their band name and/or their pictures on the app?
     
  5. JohnMiller1983

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    I'm not sure I just searched Rihanna on the playstore (I don't suggest using this) and there is like 500 apps all built by different developers.

    If you don't want to use a singer with a bit of imagination for example do a "fishing lovers" app or something not copyright.
     
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    so how many downloads u got, and how much are your earning? also adwhirl is shutting down in september.
     
  7. JohnMiller1983

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    Hi there manolo12399,

    Yeah I doing ok. I have earn't $57 so far which isn't a fortune but I think is is quite a good return on investment.

    This is still only on android as my iPhone app hasn't been validated by apple yet.

    I'm looking to build a second app this week.

    I'm thinking 5 or 6 apps earning the same sort of money could end up giving me an semi-automatic income.

    I will keep you posted.

    P.S. Yes I saw AdWhirl will go in september so I asked the A.D. Team "AdWhirl is a google company. They are planning on integrating AdWhirl to AdMob and we will update all apps with banner ads free of charge".
     
  8. JohnMiller1983

    JohnMiller1983 Registered Member

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    So here is an update.

    I purchased a $99 unlimited apps plan and am trying to build 3 apps per day.

    My target is to try and get 90 apps in the android playstore (not bothering with iPhone too long).
    This will take around 30 days.

    I'm then trying to get $1 per day from each app in advertising revenue.

    Most of the apps are automatic content like RSS and instagram photos etc.

    If I manage this will bring me in 2700 per month.

    I have already started I will keep you updated.