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Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby g6media » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:15 am

Hey Guys,

I currently run a transaction platform with a company called G6 Media and I wanted the feedback of the community. We mainly specialize in helping developers monetize virtual currency through mobile payments, direct credit card, Pay-per-Install, and Offers.

As a community, I just wanted to know what you guys preferred or thought was really important in your monetization platform. As a developer myself, I used to struggled with methods of trying to monetize my app and i've tried to address them. I'm scared I missed something and I really want to really make an easy integration transaction platform for all developers out there.

Any feedback?

Thanks guys!
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby BenjaminJC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:56 am

Mobile monetization is both a science and an art.

I'd say the biggest tip is to try to see where the market is going, instead of playing catch-up with where it is.

A perfect example: Scoreloop went with the virtual currency route very early, knowing that freemium would become more widely adopted in the future. It paid off. We're currently the leading cross-platform social environment / freemium driver for mobile games.

The software world moves very fast. Something I think may end up becoming interesting in the future is this "pay later" mechanism (Facebook is tinkering with it). This may end up becoming the norm for micro-transactions in a few years time. Definitely something that serious players should consider looking at.

Here's a link:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 010-11.DTL

It's mostly play-it-by-ear. The biggest advice I can give is to stay in constant contact with as many developers as possible and try to get a feel for where the industry is headed...and then get there first.
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby blundell » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Ah so that's why you haunt these forums Benj ;-) interesting article tho, i'll read up!
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby BenjaminJC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:30 pm

Haunt? : )
I consider myself to be a pretty lively spectre.

Truth be told, I'm actually developing a game of my own in my (rare) free time. It's great to stay in touch with the community not only for my job, but for my hobbies.


EDIT: BTW Blun, how was Droidcon? You may have seen some of my co-workers there.
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby blundell » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:45 pm

Hehe I was going for haunt because it's a better description than linger :p

Droidcon was really good! Gutted we didn't get to do the world record attempt though, yeah I think I did speak to some, although can't remember any names I spoke to a fair few people! Even asked at a question to the google guys at the Q&A, they'll be releasing the video's for all the sessions soon so can't wait for that as there where some that clashed that I wanted to see!
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby BenjaminJC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:17 pm

World record? What, the blinkendroid thing?
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby blundell » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:35 pm

Yeah the blikendroid, think Google have done it over at a Prague conf now tho
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby BenjaminJC » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:53 pm

Heh. There are better world records to go for.

Try "farthest walk backwards while holding a rabbit in your left hand."

EDIT: It seems someone in Scotland usurped my throne on that one. People have too much free time on their hands!
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby g6media » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:43 pm

I have no idea what's going on haha, but it seems like I spurred some sort of conversation among friends!
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby BenjaminJC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:57 am

It's anddev.

We're all friends here. : D
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Re: Mobile Monetization Methods?

Postby g6media » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:04 am

haha i see. im really looking forward to sticking around :P
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