Jelly Bean and the demise of notification ads
Quite an interesting feature of the Jelly Bean iteration of Android is the ability to disable notification's from apps. Some developers been asking if this means the end of our revenue sources. Let's implement sound based ads!
World DominationWell, it will be a while before Jelly Bean takes over the world. As it stands now, ICS just broke the 10% mark, while Gingerbread and Froyo are rocking it out at 63% and 17% respectively (sourced from thenextweb.com).
As developers of Android monetising via the ad model, it is important that we spread the source of income. Ad technology, especially on mobile, has evolved and advanced quite a bit, and there are so many monetisation options open for us to choose and use. Icon, notification, app and offer walls, banner, interstitials, video, more notifications.
Ring a Bell?Notification ads have been great money makers, and probably will still be for a while. It is going to take some time till Jelly Bean has any impact on us, and by then, maybe sound based ads like sellAring might be the next big wave.
Hey, new ad type would give you some good revenue, at the expense of negative reviews. It is the tradeoff between the money and the ratings. But not always. There are many apps that still get some good ratings despite using notification ads.
Life's GoodSo, relax and enjoy the good life. Someone will come out with newer ad types maybe? And maybe it is also time to look at other avenues, iOS, Windows Phone, web, Facebook, Chrome store and PC/Mac/Linux stand-alone? You can make money via ads from those platforms too you know.