Airpush - Even more reasons developers should stay away!
My last posting of the Airpush's fake eCPM to attract developers has gotten quite an attention. That posting alone shot this blog's page views to above 300 in 1 day! A new record. Thanks for the support!
Now, we could have used some feedback from Airpush, and finally there is some.
Airpush update... or the lack of!So, after a week and a blog post, Robert finally replied. Here is what he wrote:
I apologize for the dropping eCPM, we have been working on the tech side over the past two days. I can also offer you a new SDK that incorporates bugsense to see if there is some outside problem. I apologize for the delayed respons.
Over the past two days? The eCPM has been dropping for so long, and been highlighted since ages ago, and you guys been working on it for the past two days??
I am pretty sure there is not a need for updating my codes with the new SDK. Now if I were the only developer who is having a dropping eCPM, then maybe it is something wrong with my code. Do a search on this, and you will find many others have similar problems. Heck, just check my previous posting on Airpush.
No Bob, I am not going to update my apps with the new SDK. Over time, as my revenue dwindles further down, I will leave Airpush totally. If Airpush starts to keep it's words, and stop cheating their developers (yes, I am saying they are cheating as they are still sending out emails with the fake eCPM), then I will write a glorified review of them, and spread it anywhere I can!
More UnhappinessI am still wondering how they do it? I was chatting with another developer yesterday, and while chatting, his revenue dropped by $1?? This is truly a WTF moment! We laughed it off though, so <keeping this family friendly> used to it!
And have you noticed? "Today's average" in the Airpush dashboard is moving? Down? It is at $4.71 now! Way to go Airpush! You see where this is gonna go? Slowly the average is gonna be closer to the real average we are getting. And then, Airpush is gonna say "hey, you're getting close to the average!". Will we start seeing emails from Airpush stating eCPM of $1 - $4 instead? I doubt it!
Poor DevelopersI am also curious about Airpush's claim of almost 76k developers. Is this for real? If you click on payment, at the bottom of the screen, under "payment history", you have "payment id". Check out the differences between the numbers from one day to the next, and you will see it is around the 1k range instead. I could be wrong here, and others might have a different number range, here is a capture of mine:
Are your numbers within the same range? If you have a different set of numbers, then maybe the 76k number is right. Otherwise, over 74k of the developers are not making money?
UndesiredMaybe my previous posting has gotten some attention from Airpush. I know this blog gets some attention from other ad networks, Leadbolt, AppLovin, AppBrain, Everbadge, they've all contacted me or mentioned about my postings. At least these other ad networks appreciate even small developers like me.
Maybe the last posting is the reason we are seeing a higher number of eCPM? I am finally seeing a little higher number of pushes too, check the graph towards the far right:
Till Airpush comes clean, beware of the fake poopoo they are promising!
PS - Do feedback on your pushes and eCPM increases if you see any.