The sad part is that apps published using app publish platform will be unpublished from corresponding app stores, which is definitely a sore deal to developers who trusted InMobi’s distribution platform. InMobi however will let developers know how to get them republished.
“After an amazing journey of enabling app discovery and delivering app downloads for all those who worked with us, we are sad to announce that App Publish is shutting down. Post August 4th 2014, you will not be able to submit any apps through App Publish.
Please note that with this closure, apps submitted via App Publish will start being unpublished from partner app stores. We are currently in discussions with partner stores to find a way for you to republish your apps directly with them. We hope to have a solution soon, and we will let you know as soon as that happens. If you have submitted a paid app via App Publish, your payout from each app store will be based on the number of downloads on the day of unpublishing.” [InMobi’s email to developers]
The company recently announced $25mn developer fund, to enable indie game developers to increase their app revenue through better monetization, based on the emotional state of players.