I am the author and developer of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brik6.busboy - It’s an app to get bus information by shaking your phone without opening the app (For london buses). The information is displayed as a notification.
As you can tell, users would rarely be opening the app. And displaying notificaiton ads is against Google’s policy.
My question is, other than a freemium model with some locked features, any suggestions on how to monetise the app?
How about in the notification area, after the shake, you could add some extra content ( for example: Maybe this route is better for you etc etc) which will be displayed in the main menu of the app when the user clicks on it.
I dont know what it could be exactly, you know your app better. But it is obvious you need to make rearrangements to make users open the app.
Thanks Anteos. It’s a good suggestion but the whole idea is to make the use case very easy for users by not having to open or interact with the app.