I don’t know what it is about the whole badge idea, but it is a pretty successful mechanic to attract users to an application. Perhaps it has something to do with the whole “gotta catch em all” kind of thing. Regardless of the reason, badges bring traffic to apps, and Everbadge is there to help devs try to leverage that traffic. In a press release, Everbadge has announced the release of their SDK that both allows devs to insert a badge system into their app, and at the same time monetizing their apps to a point by allowing cross promotion of other apps that employ the Everbadge system. Check out the full press release after the break, then get working on the badge system for your next big app. Make us want to “catch ’em all!”
Badgify your Android App with Everbadge!
Seattle, Washington – March 3, 2011 – Mobile social network,Everbadge, today announced their latest SDK release giving developers the ability to easily add badges to their Android apps as well take part in cross promotion advertising to earn additional app revenue.
The badge reward system provides developers a way toincrease user engagement and loyalty by rewarding their app users with badge rewards for targeted behaviors. It also exposes the app to the rapidly growing Everbadge community. The idea itself is not new, following a similar gamification model to that of Badgeville and BigDoor Media but with complete focus on mobile, currently Android only.
The beauty of the badge setup with Everbadge compared to achievements with OpenFeint or Scoreloop is its availability toall genres of apps, in addition to games. Developers can be up and running with badges in their apps rather quickly by selecting from an ever-growing library of premade badges. The code for the app integration is generated on the spot and then it’s a matter of copying, pasting and aligning with the app’s own internal logic.
In addition, Everbadge is now offering cross promotion advertising. Not only can developers cross promote their apps for free but they can earn money by doing so. By adding a “More apps…” or “More games…” button into their app, once tapped by the user this will display a list of other apps available to install directly from the Android market. If an incentivized promoted app is successfully referred by that developer’s app then the developer will earn a 50% commission on that install.
To find out more information about Everbadge badges and cross promotion advertising, developers can visithttp://everbadge.com/developer
Everbadge is a mobile social network on the Android platform. It provides a mobile solution to users looking for new apps, games, wallpapers, chat and more. Founded in 2010, Everbadge has seen solid growth in a fairly short amount of time growing at a rate of over 30,000 new registered members a month as of 2/2011.