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What's going on guys? Where is everyone? First MMWA forums now this forum, any alternatives?
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that is a good question - if you want add me on skype we can at least discuss enterpreneurship there
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Hey Jon. I did a reply to this topic a few weeks ago but for some reason it didn't appear, perhaps I forgot to hit 'send'.

It's true, the visitors just absolutely tanked in 2018 for some reason, I really don't know why.
Did the guy who owned MakingMoneyWithAndroid just close the forum and get a full time job somewhere?

Screen Shot 2019-07-14 at 15.19.01.png  I'm trying to find a way to grow it again, or re-brand it in someway. I think part of the reason is just because making good money on the app stores these days is almost impossible. I'm now working on different areas of business such as arduino hardware and having components communicate with Unity. I'll be doing a video about it soon.
I still post all my new videos in the Pro Section on the forum too.

Hope to catch up soon man
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Hey Jon. I did a reply to this topic a few weeks ago but for some reason it didn't appear, perhaps I forgot to hit 'send'.

It's true, the visitors just absolutely tanked in 2018 for some reason, I really don't know why.
Did the guy who owned MakingMoneyWithAndroid just close the forum and get a full time job somewhere?

Screen Shot 2019-07-14 at 15.19.01.png  I'm trying to find a way to grow it again, or re-brand it in someway. I think part of the reason is just because making good money on the app stores these days is almost impossible. I'm now working on different areas of business such as arduino hardware and having components communicate with Unity. I'll be doing a video about it soon.
I still post all my new videos in the Pro Section on the forum too.

Hope to catch up soon man
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Hey Martin,

The MakingMoneyWithAndroid forum owner got a job with Google a couple years ago, and his forum slowly came to an end. In December 2017, he closed off one popular section in his forum "Buy / Sell" due to "spammers" and a couple months later, around the same time this forum died (June 2019), MMWA died. Although I think the main reason MMWA died, is because the owner completely neglected his forum, he had no moderators, he never even checked the forum, spam posts were taking over every section, just look at it now: http://forums.makingmoneywithandroid.com/forum.php .. every single recent post is pure spam.

Also I don't know if you remember or not but June 2018 was a pretty bad month when it came to ad revenue and app installs. Google changed some algorithms and people were seeing less downloads for their apps per day (https://forum.unity.com/threads/sudden-drop-in-number-of-daily-installs-on-google-play-store.537467/). Although this is not really relevant now, I guess a lot of developers stopped working with android and thus stopped going on forums like your own and MMWA.

Right now, I can't find a single active forum about making money with mobile apps. Every single developer forum right now is just about general android/ios development news, offtopic related things and basically a stackoverflow within a forum.

Did you try to send a mass email to everyone on this forum? Maybe you can try and send one mass email to everyone telling them to come back and check out the forum again. If this doesn't work, I don't really know what else could entice people to come back.

Cheers

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Martin

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hey Jon. Its a real shame. I do remember google changing some algorithm changes and Apple as well, which just make downloads drop below the point of profitability. It's happened several times over the years. It's the reason why I'm moving away from apps / games and focussing more on stand-alone hardware such as Arduino tech. I talked about it in my latest video which should be up later today.

I used iPhoneDevSDK for a while, that was a great forum. Feels like a million year ago now.

I'll give the mass email a try once I have a bit more focus on what the new forum brand / biz model will be. Or I might just post whenever I have a new video up.

I hope I can build things up again and have a strong community. It was awesome to see all the useful posts we had a few years back 😉

Martin
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Oh boy. I think it's important to keep a positive attitude, especially considering how mobile apps and marketing are one and the same.

Anyways, I'm glad to have found this forum, though I didn't want to drink the sad Kool-Aid right after creating a similar website, which I'm not going to post right away because it might be in bad taste. It feels like someone died around here. Cheer up!

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I do remember google changing some algorithm changes and Apple as well, which just make downloads drop below the point of profitability. It's happened several times over the years. It's the reason why I'm moving away from apps / games and focussing more on stand-alone hardware such as Arduino tech. I talked about it in my latest video which should be up later today.


Well, if a central member of the community can't make mobile games work, I'm not sure if I can. I'll be sure to watch that vid.
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