As you may know Andromo App Maker was recently updated to support the Amazon Mobile Ads ad network, giving you another way to monetize your Android and Kindle Fire apps. But what you may not know is that just by adding Amazon Mobile Ads to your Andromo app you may quality for a free Kindle Fire HD tablet from Amazon.
So, not only is there another Ad network that can increase your revenue, you can get yourself a tablet for the low, low, cost of free.
You can read more about Amazon’s free tablet offer on the Amazon Mobile Ads API website, plus I have included the relevant fine print below:
Terms and Conditions of Kindle Fire HD Offer:
- To qualify for a free Kindle Fire HD, 7” display, 16 GB, with special offers, app developers must meet all of the terms and conditions of this offer.
- This offer begins at 12:01 a.m. (PT) September 15th, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (PT) October 19th, 2013 (the “Offer Period”).
- A “Qualifying App” is any mobile app that has integrated the Amazon Mobile Ads API and is submitted to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal between and including July 25th and September 1st, 2013. Apps that have sent ad requests to Amazon using the Amazon Mobile Ads API prior to July 25, 2013 are not Qualifying Apps.
- A developer’s Qualifying Apps must send at least 500 ad requests every week during the Offer Period. (Each week begins at 12:01a Sunday and ends at 11:59p Saturday.) This offer is only open to developers who send the required number of ad requests for the entire Offer Period.
- A developer may use a single Qualifying App or multiple Qualifying Apps to generate the 500 weekly ad requests as long as the Qualifying Apps are registered to a single developer account.
- Limit one free Kindle Fire HD device per developer.
- Offer good while supplies last.
- Qualifying Apps must meet the Mobile Ad Network Program Participation Requirements.
- Developers must agree and adhere to the Program Materials License Agreement and the Mobile Ad Network Publisher Agreement to qualify for this offer.
- Qualifying developers must be reachable through the email addresses registered on the Distribution Portal.
Amazon will attempt to ship the Kindle Fire HD device to qualifying developers in the U.S. and other countries. However, Amazon is not responsible for customs or taxes required for international deliveries.
- Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time in its discretion.
- This offer is void where prohibited.
What does this mean for Andromo developers?
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What do developers need to do in order to qualify for the free Kindle Fire HD?
- Sign up for an Amazon Mobile developer account.
Bonus: The normal $99.00 fee for a developer account is currently being waved so this account is FREE (just like the tablet). Even if you don’t want the tablet I recommend that you sign up for an account now, and save yourself $99.00.
- Add Amazon Mobiles Ads to one or more of your apps between July 25th and September 1st 2013.
Note: In order to display Amazon Mobile Ads in an app, that app must be available in the Amazon Appstore. Don’t forget to switch your target to “Amazon Appstore” when building the version of your app destined for the Amazon Appstore. Detailed information on targeting the Amazon Appstore can be found in the Making Kindle Fire apps with Andromo knowledge base article and information on adding Amazon Mobile Ads to your app can be found in the Setting Up Amazon Mobile Ads article.
- Generate 500, or more, Amazon Mobile ad requests (across all apps) each week between September 15th and October 19, 2013.
- Collect your free tablet.
What are the caveats?
The only issue to be aware of is that Amazon Mobile Ads currently only serve impressions to U.S. users. You can still sign-up if you live outside of the U.S. (like me) but the ads themselves will only be delivered to those within the U.S. This isn’t that big of a deal for Andromo developers because Andromo apps will always fall back to an additional ad network (if any are enabled in the app) if the ad request fails.
So if you are going to use Amazon Mobile Ads in your app, I recommend enabling at least one other banner ad network (like AdMob) to ensure a high fill rate around the world. More information on how Andromo chooses which banner ad network to use can be found in the Monetization knowledge base article.
It is also important to note that Amazon Mobile ads will display on Kindle tablets as well as all other Android smart phones and tablets, as shown in the above screen shots. This means that you don’t have to worry if your install base on the Amazon Appstore isn’t as large as your Google Play install base.