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Higher Chartboost eCPMs this week

Anyone noticing higher Chartboost eCPMs this week? Well, for one, summer is in session so kids from across the country are playing more games, longer. I can only assume big developers are pouring money into the market even crazier than before.

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I hope you all have tons of games in the queue! I know I do. Just picked up a pack from Carter Thompson that should prove fruitful if any of the stats he shared are even remotely close. Very much looking forward to diving into the new codes.

Anyway, I’ve also noticed a few war games paying very high eCPMs for a few of my games. Those games have had steady downloads over the past several months so I’m sure they were big fish. Saw two downloads yesterday bring in $10 per download. Dang! If only that happened for every install I sent someone!

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May 2014 App Revenue Report

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“Show me the revenue report!”

I’ve been wanting to do a revenue report for some time now. Why I haven’t? Well, I’m not a big sharer of sensitive information. Welp, that’s about to change. I’ve recently made a goal to retire early. I’m 34 and need to get the passive income amped up and rolling in. To-date, I’ve been passive about my passive income, but I’ve been reading, researching, listening and just all around crushing it when it comes to putting knowledge into my brain.

So, it’s time to spill the beans about revenue and ramp this sucka up. Continue reading May 2014 App Revenue Report

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The Ultimate “Guy Gift” for Father’s Day – His Own Arcade Machine

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 9.17.35 AMGentlemen, feast your eyes on this bad boy. I’m a dad. I love arcade games. I want this! Dream Arcades launched the Dreamcade Vision 32 with a 32-inch LCD screen and comes pre-loaded with over 140 classic arcade games including Ms. Pac Man, Centipede, Galaga and Street Fighter. The best part about this … no quarters needed! This would be the best and worst gift my wife could get me because she wouldn’t see me for days! She might like that … more info after the jump. Continue reading The Ultimate “Guy Gift” for Father’s Day – His Own Arcade Machine

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iDevices Releases iBeacon Support For Broadcom WICED Smart Chips and Its Own Fully Developed iDevices Beacon

www.iDevicesinc.com, the premier app-enablement company and creator of the iGrill®, announced today that its custom software stack for Broadcom WICED Smart chips now supports iBeacon technology.iDevices, LLCwww.iDevicesinc.com, the premier app-enablement company and creator of the iGrill®, announced today that its custom software stack for Broadcom WICED Smart chips now supports iBeacon technology.  In addition, the company has launched a line of iDevices Beacon, fully developed wireless beacon devices with integrated Broadcom WICED Smart (Bluetooth Smart enabled) chips and iDevices firmware.

iBeacon Support for Developers
In August 2013, iDevices announced the release of its custom module and software stack for Broadcom Bluetooth Smart chips. The company is now offering the support of iBeacon functionality to engineers using the Broadcom WICED Smart BCM20732 or BCM20736 system-on-chip (SoC).  iBeacon is a technology Apple introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing to provide apps with a whole new level of micro-location awareness, such as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum, or product displays in stores. Continue reading iDevices Releases iBeacon Support For Broadcom WICED Smart Chips and Its Own Fully Developed iDevices Beacon

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Prong PWR Case for iPhone 5 and 5s Now on Pre-Sale

I want one of these. The Prong PWR Case (1500 mAh capacity), the world’s first all-in-one power solution for iPhone 5/5s launches this summer at Best Buy for $79.99 and is available now for pre-sale on Prong for $65. Continue reading Prong PWR Case for iPhone 5 and 5s Now on Pre-Sale

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Transport Empire Now on iPad

Game Insight, creator of Airport City, has released its Victorian exploration-style economic strategy game Transport Empire for iPad.

Transport Empire is a new take on economic strategy games that lets players build their own industrial empire inspired by the Victorian Era. Players will build massive fleets of locomotives, steamboats, and airships to create a vast transport network, while also building a rich resource portfolio with mines, farms, and logging sites to develop local industry. In addition to construction and logistics, Transport Empire also offers an engaging story complete with a cast of unforgettable characters — each with their own unique story to tell — along with mysteries to solve, long-lost treasures to unearth, and even a quest to track down a legendary phantom train.

Transport Empire offers a broad range of transportation for players to manage. Players can commission five different types of locomotives that can be used either as freight or passenger trains, and can further customize each train with more than a dozen types of wagons and coaches. Players can also develop their transportation network across land, sea, and air with multiple classes of steamboats and airships to deliver cargo and travelers to faraway destinations.

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