On Feb 1st I got a payment notice from AdMob for my December earning. About $70, which isn’t bad considering I switched to AdMob a couple of days before Christmas. In hindsight, I should have done it sometime in November, and picked up more of the holiday season. I haven’t received the money yet, they’re switching to some new system where they’ll pay on the 15th, but so far, this is encouraging.
In contrast, I’m still waiting for my June payment from Mobclix. After nagging them with a couple of support tickets, they said that June and July payments will be processed this week, and sent out next week. We’ll see how that goes. The sad thing is, I’m still getting impressions on Mobclix from older versions of my game that are out there, and those are earning more than AdMob. I might still switch back to Mobclix, but at this point I’m going to wait to see if their payment history stabilizes. For June and July, they owe me around $400. That’s pocket change for many other developers, but it’s a pretty good chunk of money for me
On another note – I finally caved and installed the AppBrain app wall in both Bus Jumper and Neil Rajah. I was looking for something to replace the 320×250 ‘interstitial’ in Neil Rajah (which is still going to Mobclix, since AdMob doesn’t have an ad in that size), but I decided to keep things simple for now and went with their example integration. So you get a “Do you want to install more apps?” window when you exit the game, and it shows up about once every 3 days. The update has been out for a couple of days, and I haven’t received a flood of negative reviews, so hopefully people won’t mind it too much. We’ll see. Not much revenue from it yet – about 20 cents a day