iAd question...

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by MacNoobGuy, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, i'm an aussie, but iAds aren't available in australia.

    i was just wondering how it'd work if i released an app with iAds enabled. would i even be able to release an app with iAds seeing as how they're not available in australia? or would the iAds only be displayed in places that already have them available like the USA and UK?

    thanks, i couldn't find an answer anywhere.
     
  2. Kieren Harrold macrumors newbie

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    You will only get revenue from supported counties, so if your app is popular in the east, then you will probably want to look into iad + another ad network or charge 0.99 for it.
     
  3. ArtOfWarfare, Jun 8, 2012
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    ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    I have released 3 apps. Here's the rough data:
    iOS: Egg Drop! - 110 Sales ($0.99) - $77 Profit
    iOS: Quick Clips - 5K Downloads - 10 Ad Removals - 100K Ads Displayed - $7 from ad removals, $10 from ads displayed/clicked.
    Mac: Battery Status - 1.5K Sales ($1.99) - $4K Profit

    I will never be making a free, ad supported app again. Actually, that's not quite true. I am planning on making a free iOS app that will be used as a controller option for a Mac game. In a sense, the free app will be advertising my Mac app.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    This doesn't really answer MacNoobGuy's questions, does it?
     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    No, the intent was to disclose to him how grossly unprofitable I've found ad supported apps are. His root concern seemed to be making money from ads, I'm letting him know: don't bother with ads if you want money.
     
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    Alright, then I will add that I make thousands of dollars a year with my ad-supported app.
     
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    And how much do you make from pay-for apps?
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Less than a thousand.

    My lesson from this: you can't compare apps with different purposes / audiences in terms of free vs. paid.
     
  9. Kieren Harrold macrumors newbie

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    I think it all depends on the app.

    If you have a very niche app for a very specific type of person, then they are probably willing to spend the money needed for the app.

    But if your targeting a wide audience like a game, then you can rely more on ads to support your app.
     
  10. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, thanks. is there anyone you know of it making any money with ads?

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    oh, ok. so i'll still get revenue as an australian, but only from countries that support iAd? is this correct?
     
  11. Kieren Harrold macrumors newbie

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    Yea, that is correct.

    I believe you will see your revenue as US Dollars and not AUS Dollars, so just keep that in mind.
     

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