Ok, it turned out it was some issue with their new SDK - as their sample app was not working.
Trying out their new sample app now is working.
So issue is fixed for new SDK - not sure if it resolves old SDK users’ issues.
Yes, worried about low fill rate and you mention laggards in paying also ? The thing I liked about them was that they pay per impression (supposedly) - but then even that may not matter if the CPM is very low for those impressions.
I was thinking about supplementing Greystripe - but maybe a solution is to use another who has a higher fill rate.
The problem is that while showing an interstitial may work in middle of my app - showing an app offerwall may not work as well (as requires action by the user).
It is a voice changing app - where the interstitial ad tries to appear “intelligently” in a micro-idle period - like a screen saver - and I thought Greystripe suited that with their impression-based revenue model.
What type of stuff does the Airpush Smartwall put up ? Is it app offerwall + smart ads + video on occasion ?
For my requirement that the ad be non-interacting - i.e. all it reqiure be an impression - I was favoring video ads also - but unsure about how the fill rate for those is (plus the data bandwidth burden on the user). And again the fill rate issue for video ads - may mean one juggles many sources or just scrap that and go with Airpush Smartwall type - and let them show whatever mix of passive ad or require-a-click type ad …
I’ve incorporated AppBrain’s offerwall at end of app.
For Airpush I was waiting for their Smartwall-only SDK - but no news on that from them (i.e. devoid of notification ads etc.).
Leadbolt seems to have separated out their non-notification SDK into a separate .jar - and so I was looking at them. But there is almost no source code available - maybe the thing is to incorporate their “HTML” version - does one launch an intent to a browser or Webview with the HTML etc. … (!?).
In any case, Leadbolt seems to be doing zero effort on developer tools - and seems all the effort is on ads (ads all over youtube etc.) promoting themselves vs. Airpush (which is also heavily advertising for developers). They assign an account manager etc. but very little explanation or running source code offered by Leadbolt - in the form of a compilable sample app etc.
I am still willing to try Greystripe - but have serious reservations about their fill rate (is Airpush Smartwall fill rate high - but it WILL be high if they show app wall also - but I agree it may free developer from thinking about adding ad-switching logic if Airpush does that for you and essentially promises a near-100% fill rate).
Also Greystripe responds after 2 days to every e-mail - so they are probably short of staff or something …
But it was the first ad I incorporated into my ad-display-when-idle logic - and so would be good if they work well, pay well, have a high fill rate … (!?)
You have any insight into millennial media interstitials - they seem to have a similar SDK - so I was considering adding them as a second source after Greystripe.
But if Airpush would release their non-notification SDK - then that maybe better as you suggest.
By the way, when using the Airpush SDK 5.0 as available now - will that be seen as a virus by antivirus scanners - or require an EULA etc. ?