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Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugin

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:12 am
by cranberrygame
@Ashley

I saw Construct2 was updated to r180.

AdMob Ads plugin for Crosswalk was added.

Scirra members and I very thanks for your work as other plugins you supported to us.

But I think you should provide notice 2% donation statement. (I think you didn't know about 2% donation statement)

I couldn't find such a notice in the r180 release note.

AdMob Ads plugin for Crosswalk uses AdMobPluginPro native plugin (com.google.cordova.admob)

The AdMobPluginPro native plugin's cordova repository is (I searched):
http://plugins.cordova.io/#/package/com.google.cordova.admob

And you can see the following in the bottom:

"This AdMob Plugin Pro is published in a win-win partnership model:
2% Ad traffic will be shared, as return for the support and maintenance effort."

If scirra member knew later the fact that they are donating without notice, they may feel cheated.

Thanks

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:40 am
by Ashley
Yeah, I forgot to mention that. I'll make sure it goes in the documentation when we get round to the manual entry. You still get 98% of the ad revenue and the plugin seems to work nicely otherwise so I guess it's OK. Writing our own plugin could get around the 2% share, but it would probably take a while and I think we'd rather move on to the next feature requests...

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:54 am
by alvarop
What about people that sell the game to a sponsor that makes his profit with admob revenue? They might not like that at all and might be a problem for developers looking to sell their games. Uhm....

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:55 am
by cranberrygame
@Ashley

Ok

If so, no scirra members can choose whether donate 2% ad traffic to the native plugin's creator or not.

I want to donate my native and c2 admob plugin to scirra.

See who and which games/apps uses my native & c2 admob plugin : viewtopic.php?t=115517

I can support the native plugin and do not want 2% ad share.

See details about this: who-wants-span-class-posthilit-cocoonjs-span-support-span-class-pos_p826671?#p826671

Thanks

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:19 am
by bjadams
if there's a 2% fee then the plugin is not free

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:03 pm
by russpuppy
Thanks for sharing this info @cranberrygame.

If they are sharing 2% of the revenue does that mean they get to display 2% of the ads? Meaning we have no control over what ads are shown (I have filters set up in my Admob account to filter out a lot of undesirable ads)?

For me this is a big deal-breaker--I'll continue using the cranberrygame plugin which has worked fantastic. I'll keep that 2% thank you :)

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:19 am
by Silverforce
russpuppy wrote:Thanks for sharing this info @cranberrygame.

If they are sharing 2% of the revenue does that mean they get to display 2% of the ads? Meaning we have no control over what ads are shown (I have filters set up in my Admob account to filter out a lot of undesirable ads)?

For me this is a big deal-breaker--I'll continue using the cranberrygame plugin which has worked fantastic. I'll keep that 2% thank you :)


Their code is basically a random 0-100, and if its <=2, it shows their banner instead of yours. That is EXACTLY what it means, its their advert so you have ZERO control (filters) on it.

That is a NO-GO and Scirra should have thought about the implications of this.

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:24 am
by alvarop
I don't understand why this donation is necessary, as we've already payed for a license if we're making money with C2. I am having a really hard time understanding the logic of using this plugin. A donation should come from the user, not be forced upon him...

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:26 am
by rekjl
Nice find @cranberrygame. This is really interesting. I think most people will have an issue with not being able to control the ads more than the 2%. Wonder if they are going to make any changes to this.

Re: Should notice 2% donation about Admob Ads official plugi

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:50 am
by tumira
@Ashley , this is kinda disappointing decision. May I know whats wrong with @cranberrygame version which does not have the 2% revenue share ?

May we know why you decides that the 2% revenue share version is better ?