You requested it. We listened! International expansion for developer onboarding and payouts has been the number one requested feature for the Microsoft Advertising solution for Windows Phone app developers. Today, we expanded our international footprint beyond the United States and can now support developers in eleven additional countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom.
So, what does this mean? It means that more Windows Phone app developers can make money from in-app advertising by taking advantage of Microsoft Advertising Solution, and get paid locally in their country. The Microsoft Advertising solution for Windows Phone apps has been shown to make more money for Windows Phone app developers than other solutions in the market… up to 71% more in a recent study!
Can you really make money here? Yes, we have case studies to prove it. Click here to read about a developer monetizing their app using the Microsoft In-App Advertising Solution. As a developer, you will need to make sure your account information has the relevant information required for payment. Once advertising revenue reaches the minimum amount required for payout (see table below), Microsoft will start sending money your way.
Notes: These eleven countries represent the first wave of expansion, and we are working to add more countries soon. We will share details as we get closer to release.
Still Quick and Easy. In addition, our simple, drag-and-drop ad controls (XNA and Sliverlight) are built right into the Windows Phone SDK, combined with the pubCenter self-serve sign-up, reporting and automated payouts, Microsoft Advertising solution ensures seamless experience for developers.
Why wait? Bring ads to your app today! We encourage you to use Microsoft advertising solution today, by integrating our ad controls into your app and setting up an account in pubCenter. After your app goes live in the marketplace and users start to use it, you will see how your revenue grows through pubCenter real-time reporting.
This information is one important story highlighted in the Windows Phone Developer Blog by Todd Brix. Have questions? Check out the pubCenter for Mobile Forum. To send us feedback and have your voice heard, please contact email@example.com.
Thank you from Microsoft Advertising.
Avi Sagiv, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Advertising