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  1. MaxyBley's Avatar
    I don't want to use ads though. As a user I hate ads. They almost always get in the way. And look so ugly never go along with the app. I'd rather have people do a donation or something.
    01-01-2015 10:51 AM
  2. Hisham mubarak's Avatar
    I don't want to use ads though. As a user I hate ads. They almost always get in the way. And look so ugly never go along with the app. I'd rather have people do a donation or something.
    You better try to make paid apps... Its the better way to earn money in windows phone store... If your app does have quality it will get noticed..... Best of luck
    Hextor_PL likes this.
    01-01-2015 11:03 AM
  3. grosssmutttr's Avatar
    I use a free app model with AdMob as ad provider.
    In addition I always insert the possibility to remove the ads via in-app purchase.

    In some apps I only use In-App-Purchases.
    If you think about selling your app via paid model it is very hard because you have to spend lots of money in marketing.
    03-16-2015 09:06 AM
  4. Philippe Maes's Avatar
    I've earned a lot on Windows Phone in 2014 thanks to my two big apps "Cal" and "OneMusic", as you can see:

    earnings.png
    But recently, PubCenter has very good eCPM and fillrate, especially in the US.
    I'm currently working on a very big update for OneMusic, which will be free and include ads.
    prasath1234 and SasinAndrey like this.
    04-15-2015 11:29 AM
  5. SasinAndrey's Avatar
    I have published my game on this week and I will write about result after few weeks. Also, If it's interesting for you, I can write compare of Windows Phone version with Android and iOS.
    05-07-2015 07:33 AM
  6. Meteyy's Avatar
    It's different. I'm using PubCenter and I have app with 500 downloads and i'm earning 0,1 - 0,2$ per day. My next app has about 2k downloads and I'm earning about 0,02$ per day :/ Now i added iAP so i hope that it will better o.O
    05-12-2015 12:44 PM
  7. nmercy's Avatar
    For My Car Log I've been using PubCenter and for the last 12 months have the following statistics:
    Estimated Revenue: $4.89
    eCPM: $0.55 (May 2015 is $1.14, April 2015 was $0.51)
    Requests: 10,859
    Fill Rate: 82.42%

    That's with only about 400 downloads with a use of a few times a week at most because of the nature of the app.

    I have not had any experience with IAP or straight out purchase apps on the Windows Store, but on the iOS store released Thumbs Up Trivia as an app purchase and have seen about $40 in sales.

    But that's about as apples and oranges of a comparison as you can get so...
    05-13-2015 02:33 PM
  8. riccardo proietti's Avatar
    I developed an html5 app. I integrated admob cordova plugin. You can find it on github floatinghotpot/cordova-admob-pro
    I use interstitial ads.
    05-28-2015 04:26 AM
  9. Chris Lee8's Avatar
    sell the game for 20p pence. or something.

    people will be more likely to buy it
    you'll earn from each copy sold more than ad revenue.
    06-06-2015 01:14 PM
  10. JurePurgar's Avatar
    I've released my first app last week. It uses in-app purchase with two options: premium features (like live tile, etc) for 2 $ and a contributor option (premium features + user can be listed under contributors in about page) for 10 $. I made 200$ in one month with 1500 downloads. 9 people purchased the contributor option.
    Steve WWW likes this.
    06-10-2015 06:47 PM
  11. carraig's Avatar
    I've had my game (paid w/free trial) in the WP store for about a month.
    I've had 2 purchases (both from people I know), and 3 trial downloads.
    I tried spending $10 on Bing ads - 25000 displays, which gave around 140 clicks, and 0 downloads.
    I have also tried making the game free, which didn't change anything.
    07-09-2015 06:10 PM
  12. Threezool's Avatar
    Just put a app up on the market, its nothing special so are planing to let it be a free app but some time making money from a app would be nice. So its informative to see all these different experiences with monetization to help plan my own moves later on.
    09-03-2015 02:37 PM
  13. babazookz's Avatar
    I use AdMob at this point, and really hoping for new framework to come out.
    09-15-2015 04:03 AM
  14. LeadStory's Avatar
    I'm a BlackBerry developer and thinking of developing apps for the Windows phone platform. just want to hear from some devs how you guys doing with this platform. Thank you. :)

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    I've always made money using paid apps (typically 0.99), but recently started messing with ads/IAPs, and it seems that i'm going to be reversing course at the rate that things seem to be going in reguards to fill rate.
    09-22-2015 09:26 PM
  15. Vittorio Vaselli's Avatar
    I develop for windows phone since three year ago. All my apps are free with ads.
    I have:
    -2 apps
    -2 games
    -about 20k downloads
    -about 240k impressions
    -about 60€ of total revenue(AdMob/PubCenter)

    I do it for hobby, the apps in the CV helped me to find a job in the development field, otherwise develop for windows phone is not a good choise.
    12-30-2015 08:53 AM
  16. Dushan Bogicevic's Avatar
    I've had my app in the store for a while now, about 1100 downloads, 500+ ad requests per day but the eCPM has fallen to 0.08$ which is really bad considering i'm seeing a day to day drop. So daily i earn 0.2-0.3$. But the onther app which is about a month old now has a lot less users but the eCPM is 0.2$ minimum. Really sucks to see such a difference.
    01-09-2016 06:55 AM
  17. Vittorio Vaselli's Avatar
    I've earned a lot on Windows Phone in 2014 thanks to my two big apps "Cal" and "OneMusic", as you can see:

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    But recently, PubCenter has very good eCPM and fillrate, especially in the US.
    I'm currently working on a very big update for OneMusic, which will be free and include ads.
    What is your monetization method? free+ads, free+iap, paid?
    01-09-2016 09:16 AM
  18. mbrdev's Avatar
    Here in WP I think the app monetizing is not show much result. pubCenter has approx 10% fill rate, I tried adMob but it isnt as good as is on android. So I think the two available options are paid apps and inapp-purchase.
    My fill rate with pubcentre started at 5-20% for a week or two but very quickly went up to 95-99.9%.
    02-15-2016 02:20 PM
  19. Kartijno's Avatar
    I have a lot of apps and games in my windows store account but very very very few earnings...
    But i have a lot of downloads for my free apps!!! I think Windows Store it is a good choice projected for the near future when all devices are Win10 !
    F
    03-14-2016 06:01 AM
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