So you invested hours, days, months into creating your app with MIT App Inventor and you're looking for the place to add your AdMob code. And where is the switch to sell in-app digital goods with Play or Apple billing?
You realize that there's no (easy) way to monetize your apps. Google searches show hardly any results, and the few search results you find all lead to the same website.
Over and over you land on the page of Pure Vida Apps that might solve a part of your problem. For a small fee, you could purchase a plugin that allows you to sell in app products. Your head is spinning from the complicated sounding description and you wonder if you'd ever be able to work this plugin that would address a part of your issue.
Finally, another Google Search (or maybe you're using the search engine dear to my heart, DuckDuckGo) brings you to this site. What? Monetize your MIT App inventor apps?
You have little hope when you enter the shabby-looking site of someone who obviously has no technical expertise and randomly shares what they learn while running their Online Business.
Will it be another endless talk about nothing really that ends with a link to Pure Vida Apps?
Monetize Apps with Enhance.co
Here's a solution so simple that you're wondering if you're on a phishing site and so easy to implement that you expect a team viewer invite from a support person from Microsoft's unofficial overseas operations.
I have tested and tried, and it worked. Also, I received a friendly and prompt response to my email inquiry by the very owner of the site himself.
What is Enhance.co
Enhance.co is a free to use platform that isn't just for MIT App Inventor. It lets you implement a vast variety of services such as Analytics, Banner Ads, Interstitial Ads, Rewarded Ads, Notifications, Offer Walls and In App Payments automatically.
- Native Android
- Native iOS
- Adobe Air
- App Inventor
They have a "Zero Code" option for everything not on this list.
How does monetizing my apps work?
You do not have to be technical or possess any programming skills. If I can do it, anyone can. Trust me.
All you have to do is add a little js to your app (or with MIT App Inventor .aix) that they provide.
So to monetize MIT App Inventor apps, you download the .aix file from their website and activate it by using the
Pallete->Extension->Import extension option in Designer view. Just add the EnhanceExtension component to every screen where you want to use ad monetizing or other services.
Upload your compiled Apple or Android app to Enhance.co, wait and download your new app.
Publish it and enjoy.
PS: In case you're wondering, "What's in for them?" They get a commission from some services they implement. They do not take a percentage of your ad-revenue or anything evil like that.