Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 17:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android and iPhone users [...] will also experience BlackBerry's ad content in the form of mobile takeovers starting the week of March 25. Those mobile takeovers will fill your screen with what looks like a BlackBerry 10's, demoing a specific feature like its photo 'Time Shift' capability that allows you to scroll through several captured options for each face in a picture." Yes. BlackBerry is going to run ads that hijack your entire smartphone's display. Sigh.
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by Nelson on Mon 25th Mar 2013 17:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
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Yeah, unfortunately that's the direction things are going in. Microtransactions for in game currency. I do think its still good that you can earn the points without paying, for those that don't like pay to play.

I would much prefer to be able to charge 3.99 or 4.99 an app and do away with advertising and IAPs in general. I was pleased when the Windows Store set $1.49 as the baseline, not $0.99.

I also have had more luck selling higher than $1.49 with the Windows Store, people are more inclined to buy at those prices than even compared to WP.

I'm also considering things like using In App Purchases to do 1year subscriptions to receive real time notifications from the app, since this is a cost burden on me, maintaining a cloud service to handle the notifications.

There are a lot of different ways people can go with monetization before resorting to ugly ads, I hope developers exhaust everything possible before uglifying thier apps with ads.

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