iAds dev kit is now available

This is just a heads up to developers who are looking to get their hands dirty with iAds as you can now do so by joining the iAd Network and downloading the development kit Apple has just released.

The iAd Network provides an intuitive environment for you to easily incorporate iAd rich media ads into your applications. You can also monitor performance and track revenue. iPhone Developer Program members can join the iAd Network today.

So developers should not delay, receiving 60 percent of the advertising revenue is not too shabby and should be well worth their time.

Jeremy

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Steve Jobs says:

Thanks for making me wealthier, suckers :)

Mitchell says:

@Steve jobs your fake. Stupid A$$

brownat89 says:

Honestly I think the iads are gonna be pretty cool an can't wait to see some of them.

shollomon says:

"Honestly I think the iads are gonna be pretty cool an can’t wait to see some of them"
+5 funny.

(Copy of) Dev says:

Interesting that Apple modified their iAd terms to be slightly more open, but specifically (it seems) to forbid Google. From http://bit.ly/aqjcxk
(for example, an advertising service provider owned by or affiliated with a developer or distributor of mobile devices, mobile operating systems or development environments other than Apple would not qualify as independent);
Engadget notes that Adobe would also be excluded.

Dimwit says:

I'm honestly curious as to how much data the average iAd is going to consume. With the new data plans, that could be important information.

icebike says:

@Dev
They are drawing the line very tight around the services that they exclude. The more they do that, the closer they come to FTC investigations. If they want a level playing field they are going to have to allow other service providers advertise on their system and collect tracking.
Disallowing tracking means not being able to sell their ads.
Would Apple sit still for this if all Apple advertising were ripped from every Google platform? Their lawyers would be all over this, and TiPb would be furious.
(Interesting that TiPb is here lobbying for developers to put ads into their apps, rather than just charging for them.
All of this stuff drives up bandwidth, and does nothing for the user experience, and little to bring apps cheaper).

Tallbruva says:

@Icebike
"Interesting that TiPb is here lobbying for developers to put ads into their apps, rather than just charging for them. All of this stuff drives up bandwidth, and does nothing for the user experience, and little to bring apps cheaper"
Not necessarily. From a developer's standpoint, giving apps away for free can be quite profitable. In particular, for long term revenue.
E.g. A developer gets 5,000 downloads at $1.99. After Apple's 30% they walk away with $6965. But that's a one-time thing. Not to mention, how long will it take to get 5,000 downloads (from cheap users)? If he gives it away for free with ads, he could quite literally get get 5000x more downloads in a quarter the time or even less. And by using ads he gets recurring revenue as long as his users keep and use his app.
This isn't just a hypothetical situation. I have one app in particular on the Android Market that I charged for. After I gave it away for free I got the aforementioned 5,000% more downloads. And that was in a 2 1/2 month period. Not to mention income every month (won't get rich [yet] but it buys me pizza :-)
You do make a point on bandwidth. Depends on how frequently the developer chooses to refresh the ads. Although the amount that is transferred should have little impact on total bandwidth.
Allowing other ad agencies is a concern. I'm using AdWhirl to push ads from AdMob, Quattro Wireless and Millennial Media. If Apple doesn't allow this, they may alienate a lot of developers. But I think they're aware of that.