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Windows Phone dev making over $1000 per day with adverts on Taptitude


Last time we touched on Taptitude they had just hit 100'000 download, and were doing pretty well for themselves. And it's only gotten better from there.

Taptitude is a game made by four brothers, which is a collection of mini-games. As you play through the games you gain points, which you can use to unlock more games. In total there are now over 60 mini-games, and more are added each update.

Over on their blog, they have detailed what the last year has been like for their game, as well as how much revenue they have made through Microsoft PubCenter ads in the game. So how much have they actually made? As of yesterday, they have pulled in slightly over $100'000 through ads.

And from the graph below (ad impressions), it's pretty obvious that it is not slowing down - in fact, in the comments on the article, one of the developers mentions that over the last few days they have been pulling in around $1400 per day.

Advert impressions

They also give lots of other stats about the ads, impressions, and download so we recommend you go check out the source below.

One final thing that we found interesting was the device usages. It might be obvious given how much Nokia is pushing their Lumia range, but it's good to see that other developers are also seeing the Lumias taking top spot.

Device usage

Source: fourbrosstudio



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derek13p says:

And reading articles like this make people like me want to go download games like that... Now their numbers are going to go up more. Ha. Looks promising

gtbuzz says:

Never mind downloading... seeing this article makes me want to make games like this!

Racxie says:

This is exactly how I feel! Can't wait to finish my course and start learning to code properly so that I can make apps amongst other things.

DaveGx says:

What course are you taking?

derek13p says:

Very true! Would do that for sure if I had the patience!

CommonBlob says:

Good luck to them!
Though I wish Pianist Music Studio pulled that much in for me :)

MrBacon42 says:

Ha, nice plug.  I'll downoad it now

Shameless. I'd never plug my game, Cartridge, like that.

threedog says:

Haha made my day guys :)

inteller says:

proud to see the Lumia 710 with such a strong showing.  It means T-Mobile has been doing a great job of selling the device.

blnwp says:

Lumia 710 is a global device. It is not restricted to T-Mobile. Bulk of the 710 sold are non-U.S I assume.

mmoses1978 says:

I would love to leant piano, I am putting my daughter in classes this summer.
As far as he Devs more power to them and the deserve it.

mythos13 says:

I know Microsoft currently over pays for ads for US developers. I assume that won't continue, at least not at the current levels, indefinitely?

willied says:

That is amazing. Looks like I need to start making apps.

MrSean490 says:

This gives me motivation to start learning to code for WP again. I did a fair bit of basic learning in C#, definitely should go further as I was enjoying it.

tallgeese says:

I'm happy for their success.

EvoFxStudio says:

Microsoft currently over pays for ads for US developers this is verry true
i know people that had over 80.000 downloads and 9 million ads display
where just making a round 4.000 dollars total
and do ask the developers , these people work inside microsoft
all of them , so i think thay had some deal..

Big Supes says:

Good on 'em. I freaking love Taptitude!

pjbeaton says:

This is great for everyone to hear.  It has been difficult since Elbert Perez announced he wouldn't be doing additional Windows Phone games this year.  This helps drive enthusiasm within the developer community.
It would be incredible to achieve that level of success.  My game, Zombie Apocalypse (yes, shameless) has been downloaded over 25k times and I make less than $10 a day.  Taptitude must have staying power to keep you playing for a long time.  I'll definitely go check out what they're doing.