Thursday, June 30, 2011

Re: [android-developers] are ads worth the effort?

You won't make any money from the ads, but it might be worth having them
to convince users to purchase a paid version.


Brad Gies
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

On 30/06/2011 1:38 PM, Spooky wrote:
> I'm about to release my first app, and would like some opinions
> about adding ads and a $2 donation to remove the
> ads...specifically, is it worth the effort (keeping in mind that
> I currently know exactly NOTHING about how to do this)....
> My app is a simple photo Gallery, showing, in this case, a set
> (one of two, assuming this one isn't a flop) of photos from
> Point Lobos State Preserve in California. In the app, I also
> provide information (via the menu button---and ONLY if the user
> CHOOSES to select the option to view that information) on where
> and how to order photo posters from this set.
> Here's the question: would adding ads, and a $2 donation to
> remove said ads, be likely to be worth the effort? Or, could
> doing so actually work against me by turning people away from
> the app?
> Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated...even
> if only a simple "forget the ads" or "yeah, do the ads" response.
> :-)
> Thanks,
> --jim
> PS: If anyone wants to preview the photo set that will be in
> the app, it's online at The site will
> eventually serve for both my photography and support for
> Android apps...but it's currently only the former, and
> then currently only for this one photo set....
> --
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