There are some great Ad controls around (AdDuplex springs to mind) that can maximise your coverage across all App types across the store. But what if you have targeted a specific target market with a whole suite of your own Apps? How can you maximise Ad coverage of these Apps to your target market? One way is to create a simple Ad control like the one shown here. NB I place mine immediately below the standard Ad Control so that it only appears when a Microsoft – sourced Ad is unavailable (note that there are more sophisticated ways of doing this but I have found that this simple method serves my purpose)
I created a simple user control with the following XAML layout:
Then I created some 600×300 images that represent the Ads I want to serve and added them to the images folder of my project:
(expect the above designs to change as I play!)
The Code Behind of the UserControl uses the Random function to select a different image every time it is loaded:
My thinking here was to create a quick (and some would say dirty) user control in order to test out the basic concept.
(Should it prove to show promise I may well spend more time on the control, – perhaps making it cloud based and ad admin configurable.)
NB You can see the above control in action in “Vantage Point” downloadable here: