App Monetization List of Marketplaces, Advertisers and Others

Marketplaces to Sell Apps, In-App Advertisers, Components and App Resellers

If you are interested in writing applications (Apps) for mobile devices then earning cash from them will also interest you. The term App monetization is used. What is monetization? It is about turning Apps (and other software, websites and projects) into a revenue stream. The lists in this article can help point the way. The main revenue stream is through running advertisements, but revenue can be earned via commission, sales or selling on what you have developed.

Trying to earn cash via App monetizationWhy Apps? For many consumers mobile devices, i.e. cell phones and tablet computers, have replaced the desktop as the main computing and browsing device. So much so that mobile devices are the most popular form of computing device. The most popular means the biggest market. It is also a market where consumers do not expect to pay large amounts for products and services. Hence the importance of concentrating App monetization around low cost and high volume. However, remember to keep quality high because user ratings ultimately drive the volume.

The following App monetization lists are far from complete, however, the lists will grow over time. The companies listed should be in alphabetically order, i.e. the position in the list has no meaning. The presence of an organisation in these lists is in no way an endorsement of their services. You must always perform your own checks on any products or services offered by a company. Cross border payments may prove difficult, for example US companies require the completion of a US tax form before payments are made. You may need to use a company that has a local presence to make payments easier.

List of App Stores

Also see the List of Android Appstores at the One Platform Foundation. The table provides useful links for developers.

List of In-App Advertisers for App Monetization

App and Code Resale Marketplaces

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Adverts for Web Site Content

Information on Ad Sizes

See the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)  advertisements size usages guidelines if you need help determining how big the adds in your content should be – http://www.iab.net/guidelines/508676/508767/displayguidelines

See our article on AdMob Ad Sizes.

Others

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AdMob Ad Incorporated into an Android Activity

A Tutorial on Adding an AdMob Ad to an Android App

Displaying advertisements (ads) is one way of monetizing an App. To monetize (monetise) something is turn turn it into cash. That term applied to Apps and web pages refers to getting revenue through ads or paid content. Showing ads is one way of generating an income from the time and effort spent developing the App. Though a reasonably successful App is required to generate worthwhile funds. Other techniques include charging a price for the App and providing additional content within the App for a fee (In-App Billing).

Google makes it relatively easy to include ads into an App as the simple example code here shows. This tutorial should help those who may have found it difficult to get the example provided with the online AdMob documentation to work. It is assumed that your computer is configured for developing Apps using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) (see Set Up Windows for Android Development if not), and that you can create and run a simple App (see Your First Android Java Program if in doubt). All the steps required to get ad serving in your App working are covered. So read on to find out how to add AdMob to Android Apps.

Get an AdMob Account

You get a very small payment for each ad that is selected (clicked or pressed on) from a device that is running your App. So that Google can make that small payment it must identify in which App the ad was selected. This is done by placing a unique Publisher Id in the code that is showing the ads. To get the unique id for each App you need an AdMob account. Head over to http://www.google.com/ads/admob/ and sign up, you will need a Google account to register.

Target SDK Must be 3.2 or Higher

Your App is ready for publishing, lets put in the ad serving code so that when you activate it on Google Play it can (potentially) make you some money. In this tutorial we will add the code to an existing example project, in this case the code that was written for the article Two Line Lists In Android. You can also follow this tutorial but use your own App to add the code. Continue reading