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Topic # 99720 26-Mar-2012 10:45 Send private message

I've just signed up to Pubcenter as I'm about to launch an app with an ad-supported trial mode. But it seems like we are unable to get paid in NZ?

The signup page defaulted to Australia - so I just completed it with that. 

Does anyone know anything more about this? Will MS hold onto my money until the service goes live in NZ? Or can I specify a NZ bank account anyhow?


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  Reply # 600161 26-Mar-2012 12:12 Send private message

You cannot specify an NZ account at all.

Also, according to pubCenter forums, if you create an account for a specific country you can not change it to another country later, or add a bank account from another country to your account when your country is supported. Unless you created your account in 2010, anyway.

Basically, unless you're in Australia you will never get paid from the account you just created.



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  Reply # 600248 26-Mar-2012 13:33 Send private message

Well, that is most unfortunate. I would quite like to be making money as the WP momentum is increasing in NZ!

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  Reply # 600272 26-Mar-2012 14:10 Send private message

Seems like a big let down tbh. Was going to develop some better apps which were ad supported. Anyone know if this is coming to NZ soon?



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  Reply # 600293 26-Mar-2012 14:46 Send private message

It took about 1 minute to sign up and add Google Adds to my WP7 app...

https://developers.google.com/mobile-ads-sdk/docs/wp7/fundamentals

Get paid via Paypal. Simple.  

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  Reply # 600295 26-Mar-2012 14:48 Send private message

Ok cool thanks for the alternative! Will be developing more apps soon and hopefully will be ad supported

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  Reply # 602788 31-Mar-2012 06:01 Send private message

I don't think it's a good idea to use Google Admob, because current version of Admob SDK 4.0.4 has a serious bug which crashes your app during launching. 



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  Reply # 602794 31-Mar-2012 08:20 Send private message

It doesn't crash mine on the emulator or device on using Mango 7.1? Haven't tried Tango SDK yet. 



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  Reply # 603739 2-Apr-2012 12:31 Send private message

Interestingly, all the alternatives to the default Microsoft AdControl (listed here) support Paypal for payments, meaning you can get paid in any country that Paypal supports (lots). 

Not too sure why you wouldn't offer your services to everyone if it really is as simple as paying via a 3rd party service..

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  Reply # 603846 2-Apr-2012 14:16 Send private message

It's really not that simple. There's tax obligations, accounting obligations, and all kinds of other mess. Google can do it because they already have all that set up for AdSense, but MS has to organise stuff before they can officially support a country.



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  Reply # 603965 2-Apr-2012 16:15 Send private message

I bet all of the other advertising companies are at least one order of magnitude smaller, yet faced the same issues. I suspect company bloat. (or a secret pro-American agenda?)

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  Reply # 604310 3-Apr-2012 08:47 Send private message

pubCenter is available in tons of European countries, so that's just silly.

I strongly suspect that many of the smaller advertising agencies skimped on the whole arrangement, and likely aren't in full compliance with things like tax and reporting laws. Of course, the real thing to note is that there really are very few small advertising agencies anyway.

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  Reply # 604318 3-Apr-2012 08:55 Send private message

I have tried several ads providers such as Smaato, MobFox and inneractive, they support paypel, but none of them has a good fill rates.

So I am going to publish trial apps rather than ads-enabled apps.

You may want to try adduplex to promote your paid-apps.

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  Reply # 604323 3-Apr-2012 09:00 Send private message

Kyanar: pubCenter is available in tons of European countries, so that's just silly.

I strongly suspect that many of the smaller advertising agencies skimped on the whole arrangement, and likely aren't in full compliance with things like tax and reporting laws. Of course, the real thing to note is that there really are very few small advertising agencies anyway.



It is available in Australia but not in NZ, so bad :(  

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  Reply # 615934 27-Apr-2012 11:25 Send private message

I might try the google ads.  You almost double your downloads if your apps are free rather than trial+paid.

Just another thought I lived in Aussie for a year and have an Aussie bank account so I presume I could just use that even though im now residing in NZ?  Then I can just setup transfer over paypal to my NZ account.



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  Reply # 615938 27-Apr-2012 11:39 Send private message

I've gone with AdRotator, which allows you to host a remote xml to change ad providers (including all those mentioned above) without having to resubmit your app. Highly recommended, even if you're only going with the one provider for now.

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