Monday, June 30, 2014

AdDuplex Windows Phone Statistics Report for June 2014

This month we take a look at the Lumia 630 progress as well as list a bunch of phones for the new Windows Phone OEMs. Read on for details.

Data source

This report is based on data collected from 4311 Windows Phone apps running AdDuplex SDK v.2. The raw data analyzed was collected over the day of June 23rd, 2014 (UTC time) unless otherwise stated. We have made every attempt to consolidate different reported phone model names under their canonical retail model names, but it is possible that some of the rare model name variations were not accounted for.

Worldwide stats

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Worldwide Top-10 is alike it was in May but in the same time it is totally different with quite few swaps.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Marketing and Monetization Interview Series #10. When Robotics and Windows Phone Get Together.

robert-oschlerRobert Oschler, artificial intelligence and smartphone developer, is currently working on a project called Nanabot, that is a robotics app for Windows Phone owners. Indiegogo campaign will end up on 30th June and the fundraiser is looking for the contributions to enable Windows Phone developers to easily build fun and exciting apps for the RoboMe robot. Robert says, that many of you could reveal the possibilities of robotics apps by combining the toolkit with the amazing set of sensors a Lumia phone has, like the Compass, or NFC tags (proximity sensors), the Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Inclinator, and of course the Camera and Microphone! Combined with the incredible Cortana APIs for speech recognition and text to speech, and it truly is a case where the only limit to your fun, and perhaps a lucrative financial success, is your imagination.
 
So today we are talking about the marketing strategies that Robert uses and why he is so in love with Windows Phone development.
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Earn More Impressions by Using AdDuplex Referral Program

Thank you for using AdDuplex and recommending it to your friends and followers!

Nobody can tell the real advantages of using AdDuplex better than our users. Your help spreading the word is highly appreciated. To express our sincere gratitude we have a working referral program where you can earn more impressions for your apps by referring other developers to AdDuplex.

Why should I use AdDuplex referral program?

When a user joins AdDuplex via that link you will get 5% of the impressions served by apps developed by this user for the next 6 months. And they will get 5% more impressions too! So that’s an incentive for your friends to register via your link rather than just registering as normal. Win–win situation!

How to start using AdDuplex referral program?

Every registered account has it’s own unique AdDuplex referral link.

(1) When you are logged in, go to your profile section (click on your name in the right top corner)

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(2) and enter Referral Program.

(3) Copy your link and share it on Twitter, Facebook, blog etc. or just send it to your friend directly.

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(4) Check the performance stats of your referral program activities.

Here’s an example.

Suppose you’ve shared the referral link on Twitter and 5 of your followers joined AdDuplex via this link. They’ve published 2 apps each and each of these apps serves 10,000 impressions a day on average. So over the course of 6 months you will get 90,000 impressions as a bonus to promote your own apps. And some apps serve more than 2,000,000 impressions a day. So if you refer one of those you’ll actually get close to 20,000,000 impressions for free! Whopping numbers, huh?

 

Sharing is caring!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Universal SDK Quick Fix

There was an issue with the first release of our Universal SDK that caused Windows Phone apps using it failing Store certification. The bug has been fixed and an updated version has been released (v.8.5.0.1).

We are sorry for the inconvenience this have caused you!

Download the newest version from the Visual Studio Gallery.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

25 most popular Windows Phone indie apps and the winners of AdDuplex May Challenge

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We got a river of comments with 5 favorite indie Windows Store and/or Windows Phone apps for last month’s challenge where were more than 800 different app names mentioned. And here is the TOP-25 applications that AdDuplex blog readers declared to be the best ones:
  1. 6tag – the most full featured Instagram app for Windows Phone.
  2. Metrotube – YouTube app for Windows Phone.
  3. Nextgen Reader – RSS reader for Windows Phone and Windows 8.
  4. WPCentral – your guide to everything your Windows Phone can offer. Read news, tips, comments, app & game reviews.
  5. Wikipedia – all Wikipedia on your windows phone.
  6. myTube – a YouTube app built to keep your video playing no matter what.
  7. MoliPlayer – all-format local video & audio media player.
  8. 6Snap – the first full featured snapchat app for Windows Phone.
  9. 9gag – 9gag application for Windows Phone.
  10. Weave – All the news you want, in one app.
  11. Insider Pro – shows your phone battery status, software version/ hardware status information, and Shortcut feature allows you to easy access your Flashlight and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, location, Cellular, Airplane mode settings.
  12. Fantasia Painter – create amazingly cool photo edits and paintings easily.
  13. Toib – a simple YouTube app.
  14. Amazing Weather HD – weather app with dynamic lock screens and mix and match live tiles to bring you the ultimate experience on your phone.
  15. UC Browser – Windows Phone Browser.
  16. Flashlight-X – features a LED light, battery meter, a compass and an S.O.S mode that does not interfere with the user experience.
  17. myAppFree – an application that suggests every day a new high-quality app.
  18. Baconit – a modern metro reddit app for Windows Phone.
  19. Readit – the future of Reddit on the Windows Phone Platform
  20. Audiocloud – a SoundCloud client for Windows Phone.
  21. YouTube HD – YouTube client app on Windows phone which allows you to watch videos in HQ and HD and download videos to your phone for free.
  22. 4th & Mayor – a snappy, simple, fun foursquare client for your Windows Phone.
  23. Camera360 – it has a unique and creative compass, with six scenes to choose different effects.
  24. Calculator² – calculator for Windows Phone.
  25. Poki – a Pocket client for Windows Phone with an unique reading experience.
This time loud applauses go to Adithya Sankar who gets Nokia Lumia 1020 as the winner of AdDuplex May Challenge. Here is how Adithya rated his Top-5 Windows Phone indie apps he can’t live without (alphabetical order):
Advanced English Dictionary – The best offline dictionary I've ever seen. I also use it in Windows 8.
Fhotoroom – I use all their apps ( Fhotolens , Fhotostorage ) which surely are the best photo apps (IMO).
Rap dialer – I don't know why MS still has not included this in the OS!!!
UC Browser – Love the ability to cache videos and share with Wi-FI.
Xpress Music – I  made this app bcoz I listen to music b4 sleep and found it annoying to use those tiny buttons to control my music.
 
Winners of Publish Your App Competition.

We are glad to give away the prizes for those who have submitted their apps using AdDuplex cross-promotion network. This time the happy ones are:
  • Nokia Lumia 625 (or $1,000 advertising credit) goes to Mateusz Cichenski (Out of Memory).
  • Nokia Lumia 825 (or $1,000 advertising credit) goes to Radwa Alaa (Honeymoon in Maldives).
Sincere congrats to you guys!
 
Hope you are aware of AdDuplex June Challenge! Get outside and win the brand-new NOKIA LUMIA 930.

AdDuplex June Challenge to win a Nokia Lumia 930!

New month and another 3 Windows Phones to give away. Here’s what you need to do.

Publish Your App Competition for June, 2014

The rules are still the same and all you have to do is submit your application using AdDuplex cross-promotion network. You promote your app for free and automatically get into the list of candidates to win a Windows Phone.

This month we have two beauties to give away:

  • Nokia Lumia 630
  • Nokia Lumia 520

Special June Challenge to win NOKIA LUMIA 930!

Summer summer summer time!

All you have to do in June is get outside your office and tweet a picture of your local landscape or landmark together with AdDuplex logo (you may use any format: laptop with AdDuplex name on the screen, paper sheet with painted logo, draw it in the sand, etc.).

We expect to receive loads of pictures with different places of the world since we are a global network of Windows app developers and we would love to have a collection of photos to back this up. And of course don't forget to invite your friends to do the same by encouraging them to get to work outside.

Please note that only properly tagged and publicly accessible pictures will be able to participate in this challenge (no Photoshops please, sorry).

So just do as follows:

  • Tweet a picture of the landscape together with AdDuplex logo (in any form)
  • Use #adduplexworld hashtag.

Here is how AdDuplex team spends the time outside in Vilnius:

(That’s Gediminas’ Tower in the background)

Don’t be lazy. Compete for the new and shiny LUMIA 930 like crazy!

P.S. AdDuplex May Challenge results are coming really soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Universal SDK for XAML Apps (Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1) Released

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We have just released the long awaited universal SDK for XAML apps on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. You are now able to integrate AdDuplex into your new Windows Phone 8.1 XAML apps. This will also be the main Windows 8.1 XAML SDK going forward.

Please find the installer for this release in Visual Studio Gallery and installation and usage guide in our Help Center.

Some things to pay attention too:

  1. Please read the Know issues section in the documentation carefully. There are some quirks (both ours and Microsoft’s) that are easy to workaround if you know about them.
  2. At the time of this writing it is still not possible to create a record for a Windows Phone 8.1 app in our Client Area. Please create a Windows Phone 8 record while you are developing and testing your app and you will be able to create a new record for WP 8.1 in a few days (we will update this post)
  3. While technically the version number in this release is 8.5.0.0, it is actually a 1.0 release, especially on the Windows Phone side. So please treat it as such and help us improve it by providing feedback either in the comments below or via email.