Wizzard Unveils Google AdMob Integration & Android AppsNov 29th, 2010 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcast Distribution, Podcasting Networks
Additionally, Wizzard announced nearly 30 audio and video Apps, available now for use on the Android smartphone. The latest Android version of Wizzard’s App adds the popular iPhone App feature, audio playback, with full background and multitasking support. According to Millennial Media, ad impressions for Android devices tied Apple’s iOS for the first time last month as each claimed 37 percent of the U.S. market based on revenue.
The newly launched Android Apps include some of Wizzard’s best selling Apps from Apple’s App Store and chalked up 9.2 million media downloads last month. Joining other familiar Wizzard Media Network names Grammar Girl and Zig Ziglar is newcomer 1938 Media. Loren Feldman of 1938 Media is a featured video blogger at The Huffington Post, making his debut in the Android Marketplace.
The Android smartphone continues to grow in popularity, outselling its closest rival, Apple’s iPhone, by a nearly two-to-one margin in the third quarter of 2010 as reported by NPD, a market research firm.
Wizzard aims to convert the 700 Apps it currently offers through Apple’s App Store to also be available in the Android Marketplace over the next month, in time for the post-Christmas sales jump from the surge in new devices hitting the market. The standard base-price for Wizzard’s App for Android will be $1.99, with additional features, paid in-App upgrades and ongoing subscription packages offered in the near future. Revenue from downloadable mobile Apps is predicted to surge from $6.8 billion worldwide this year to $29.5 billion by 2013, according to the research firm Gartner Inc.
Wizzard Apps now available in the Android Marketplace include: 1938 Media, 58% Geek Podcast App, A WindowtotheMagic, Anime Pulse – News and Reviews, Are We Alone, BEST OF THE LEFT, Books and Ideas, Brain Burps About Books, Brain Science App, Duct Tape Marketing, Filmspotting – movie reviews+, Gamertag Radio App, Grammar Girl – Podcast App, Inspire Podcast – Zig Ziglar, Jim Harold’s Campfire, Motion Traxx Radio, Paranormal Podcast, Photography 101, Pod F. Tompkast, Skepticality– Skeptic Magazine, Smart Mouths, Spanish 2 Go, The Cell Phone Junkie, The History of Rome, The Murverse, The New Republic, The Paranormal Report, The Steve Dahl Show, IBDeditorials Daily Podcast, Low Budget FM — Comedy Podcast, Meditation Oasis.