Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Windows Phone 8 SDK is out!


We are happy to announce immediate availability of our SDK for Windows Phone 8! It shares the same functionality as version 2 of our SDK but is natively compiled for your WP8 apps.

You can get the SDK from from nuget and implementation instructions are available in the documentation section in client area.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hotfix for the v.2 SDK

A lot was added in the SDK v.2 and unfortunately at least one bug sneaked in along with all the new features. It appears that when users are on a slower network connection version 2.7.0 of the SDK introduced a notable (sometimes really notable) freeze on load.

The issue has been addressed and a new version was uploaded to nuget. Please update the package in your references.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this caused you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AdDuplex Windows Phone SDK v.2 Released


We have just released version 2 of our SDK for Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) Silverlight based apps. The SDK introduces a lot of changes and improvements. Here are just a few:

  • Support for image ads
  • Improved ad loading speeds and reliability
  • More and better statistics

These features will “light up” as apps on the network switch to the new version. For example only the apps using the v.2 SDK will be able to upload image ads once we have enough apps to show them, etc.

To make the decision to switch to v.2 easier we’ve decided to give 250,000 free ad impressions to each of the 5 first apps that switch from v.1 SDK to v.2 (not applicable to new apps) and 20,000 free impressions to the next 20.

You can get the SDK from from nuget and implementation instructions are available in the documentation section in client area.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Million for a Tune

logo_250x250When I decided to start AppBizDev podcast I was determined to release the first episode as quickly as possible before I changed my mind. I thought I’ll do it as an MVP (minimum viable product) to test the waters (and catch a lead host) and I didn’t want to spend a day looking for a jingle music for it.

I always wanted to be a musician (even though I have no skills whatsoever) and I had periods in my life when I tried to experiment in that area. And that’s what I’m going to do when I make my $100 million and retire. So, I had several files from these experiments on my disk and only one of them even remotely reminded something that could be a theme music for a podcast. That’s what I used and that is what you hear on all 3 of the episodes out there. Btw, the latest one with guest Gergely Orosz and Simon Jackson was just released.

Unfortunately that music scares Ryan Lowdermilk’s (from the Windows Developer Show) children. And I can’t let these children suffer. So, I decided to change that music.

And then I thought that rather than looking for some “stock” tunes, I could ask Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers slash hobbyist (or even pro) musicians for help. And one unique reward I can give them for their great music is a 1,000,000 impressions for their apps (or even web sites, it’s up to you) on the AdDuplex network. (almost a $1000 value)

So here’s the deal: if you think you have a tune (or can write a special one) that you own completely (no unlicensed samples, etc.) and you think it could make a great jingle for AppBizDev podcast, please, send a link to it to feedback@appbizdev.com. If we choose your music you will get 1 million impressions and full credit on the AppBizDev site.