Has anyone of you guys integrated or is thinking about integrating either admob, MS pubCenter, adwhirl or any other advertising provider into your apps? Please share your experience...

  1. Who pays best?
  2. Any regulations?
  3. Any problems with getting the app approved by Microsoft Market?
  4. If you chose Admob: Which plugin do you suggest? This or that or another one?
  5. Any experiences in Europe or Germany? (MS pubCenter is US only so far)

Edit: I think we discussed enough about acceptance of mobile advertisement. Let's focus now on the questions I asked.

Edit 2: Hmm, maybe Stackoverlfow is a better place to discuss question 2-5. Could somebody migrate this one?

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    An experience from the other side: I recently installed an app from Android market, discovered it downloaded and displayed ads and immediately deinstalled it. Don't want any junk on my neat gadget and certainly don't want it waste my traffic. Good luck!
    – user8685
    Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 20:23
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    @OneWorld : if you have unlimited traffic, fine. But if not, those ad-bulked apps aren't free at all...
    – Joris Meys
    Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 20:46
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    I think I've paid more than enough and more than reasonable for a modern smartphone, so I expect it to come with all the bells and whistles out of the box. I'm not paying for anything extra. Actually, I checked if there were free applications in the market to cover my needs before venturing into buying an Android phone.
    – user8685
    Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 21:04
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    @OneWorld : Here at least you pay your internet traffic on those wireless gadgets by the Mb (30 euro for 2Gb + 0.10 euro for each extra Mb). If apps start downloading ads, that's extra traffic getting generated which you will ultimately pay for.
    – Joris Meys
    Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 21:15
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    Oh my, how different are the views of Android mobile users compared to iPhone users. iPhone users don't mind seeing ads on valuable free apps and don't mind paying for commercial ones. I can't help but think, this must hurt the Android app market place? It's Linux all over again, i.e. the OS is open, therefore all software MUST be free! tut tut. Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 22:19

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Take a look at http://www.smaato.com/, http://www.aldarit.com/superads.html and http://www.millennialmedia.com/ I had the same problem and I'm currently using Smaato, for me that was the best, but you should make your own decision based on your needs. Oh, and don't expect them to be as good as MS pubCenter, in my opinion they're not, but as for now they're all we (non US) can get.

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