Thursday, November 29, 2012

Windows 8 SDK version 8.0.2 released

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We’ve released a new update to our Windows 8 SDK. It doesn’t add any major features, but included fixes have a major implication – you  can now use our XAML SDK in your MonoGame (XAML) projects!

You can get the updated version from nuget. The change log can also be found there.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Device Stats: Surface and Nokia dominate

Version 2 of our SDK continues to propagate through the apps running AdDuplex ads and that allows us to collect some more detailed stats. Since we aren’t some soulless corporate entity we are more than happy to share these stats back with the Windows Phone and Windows 8 developer community.

Windows 8 device stats

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Surface is already the most popular single device running Windows 8/RT with 11% of the overall “market”. That said we had hits from almost 3 thousand different devices running Windows 8 (or Windows RT) in a single day.

Even though Surface is the most popular single device, Microsoft is not #1 in the manufacturer charts.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Winners of the “Update to v.2” contest

We’ve released v.2 of our SDK a few weeks ago and promised to give impression prizes to the first upgraders. Thank you all for upgrading! The uptake was spectacular and we actually had a pretty hard time determining the winners.

We’ve promised 250,000 impressions to the first 5 upgraders, but 7 developers came pretty close to each other. We decided not be nitpicky and awarded 250k to all 7. And for the 20,000 prize we promised to select 20, but again it was really difficult so we awarded it to 27.

If you are one of the lucky winners you’ll find your account awarded with either 250,000 or 20,000 extra impressions! Thank you for upgrading!

In case you still haven’t upgraded, there’s still a huge benefit in doing so. Only apps running the new SDK will be able to use image ads and see extra stats in the future. So don’t miss out and upgrade now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Celebrating 2,000 Active Apps!

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It took us 15 months to get to the first thousand apps on the AdDuplex network. It took only a little more than 5 to get to the second! We have just crossed the 2,000 active apps on the network mark and we are extremely grateful to all of you for using AdDuplex!

Windows 8 is out, Windows Phone 8 is out and a lot of people aren’t thinking whether to buy Windows Phone or not, but which one to buy – HTC 8X or Nokia Lumia 920 (or maybe wait for Samsung ATIV S?). Exciting times ahead!

Now is the great time to double down on your marketing efforts. We are celebrating 2 thousand apps and decided to slash our commercial advertising prices in half so doubling down on your efforts doesn’t cost you a cent!

The offer is valid until the end of November, 2012.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AppBizDev Interview with Elbert Perez

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The last episode of AppBizDev podcast was recorded live at the BUILD conference in Redmond. It features a fresh interview with Elbert Perez. I’ve interviewed Elbert on this blog almost a year ago. A lot has changed in Windows Phone app business in general and in Elbert’s life in particular. Check it out to find out what’s new for yourself.

And don’t forget to subscribe! AppBizDev podcast is available in Zune/Xbox music store and on iTunes.