We recently heard about the Taptitude developers making $1400 per day using Microsoftâ€™s Advertising solution for Windows Phone.
Microsoft Advertising have now highlighted another developer who is doing very well on Marketplace.
Mat Newport and Matt Williams are the two-man development team for GeekWorks LLC., based out of Minnesota, USA. Theyâ€™ve had several games in the top 100 apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Shuriken Ninja was originally released as paid game for $1 in April 2011, but did not do very well. A few months later they switched to Microsoft Advertisingâ€™s monetization solution and have not looked back since.
â€œWe were pretty floored that Shuriken Ninja has been so popular. We were obviously able to make more money as a free game with ads.â€ said Mat Newport of Geekworks.
Geekworkâ€™s other Matt, Matt Williams said:
â€œMicrosoft Advertising seemed like the right choice. It was easy to get started, and then go back to doing what we love, programming the games. â€¦the return we get from utilizing pubCenter cannot be discounted. It is what allows us to devote a significant amount of our time to planning, designing, and coding. â€
Their game currently receives 900 to 1,200 downloads a day with a total of 436,349 downloads of Shuriken Ninja since its launch. Across all of their games, theyâ€™ve reached 145M impressions, at an average of $1.69 eCPM.
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