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Beware of Appsgeyser.com - They will ruin your business and app!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by canaryspace, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. #1
    I built an app on appsgeyser.com to bring in extra traffic to my website. The idea of the app was brilliant and it worked, over 12,000 installs so far and lots of traffic to my website.
    SEMrush
    This all sounds great but as soon as the app got passed 100 installs, appsgeyser.com decided to place non-closeable adverts all over the app on every page. The app is a chat app and the appsgeyser.com ads are covering the chat input box. My app and website is getting a bad reputation because of appsgeyser.com.

    Now those who have used appsgeyser.com before will know that you can normally pay $25 to remove the ads per month. What appsgeyser.com do not tell you is that if you have a successful app, they will not only remove the ability to monitize your app and earn the 50% off their ads, they will also remove the option to pay $25 to remove the ads.

    My app for my main website is useless, the chat input is covered by massive non-closeable ads so my users can not type to chat.

    I have contacted appsgeyser.com and no reply, they are simply making a lot of money from my app whilst my website reputation suffers.

    Avoid appsgeyser.com like the plague, they are scammers, thieves and liars.
     
    canaryspace, Sep 3, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Prominent Member Affiliate Manager

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    Thanks for the heads up. It's funny how otherwise good, reputable companies can gradually ruin their reputation by doing something silly, like it is in this case. Who knows maybe one of their reps will come out soon (they usually do after someone posts a negative comment on DP) and the things will change for the better for you.
     
    qwikad.com, Sep 3, 2014 IP
  3. jrbiz

    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    So, this website went into your app source code and added ads to every page? And they did not worry about covering up functionality, etc.? I cannot imagine app developers agreeing to such terms of service in the first place.
     
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  4. AppsGeyser

    AppsGeyser Peon

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    AppsGeyser provides free templates for people to create app. These templates do indeed have ad space built into the technology. As is made clear on our website, ad space appears after 100 downloads and can be shared once the app maker has reached our minimum requirements.
    There is an option to remove ad space, no app maker has to have ads if they do not want them.
    We do not go into your website, AppsGeyser has no control over app content. AppsGeyser is simply a free template provider. http://www.appsgeyser.com/support/
     
    AppsGeyser, May 5, 2015 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    Okay, thanks. What is your response to the OP's original comments?
     
    jrbiz, May 7, 2015 IP
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    RoundShots Active Member

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    i'm also curious to hear the answer from their side.
     
    RoundShots, Sep 14, 2015 IP
  7. AppsGeyser

    AppsGeyser Peon

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    Our terms and conditions do state that apps have banner ads. These ads can be removed for a fee per month to create a premium app. If the ad space is removed there is no option to monetize using banners. Most app makers however, opt to monetize through different sources, such as using space on their app for private advertising. AppsGeyser is a template provider that allows people with no technical knowledge to create android apps for free. If they wish to upgrade then there is an option to upgrade. Most of the app makers choose to remain with the free templates. Most app template providers charge a monthly fee for their basic services, AppsGeyser does not do this.
    Please refer to our FAQ page for more details.
     
    AppsGeyser, Oct 3, 2015 IP
  8. Steve Gossett

    Steve Gossett Peon

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    I tried a simple test of this service but not impressed by any means. Yesterday morning I created a test app against my personal blog site and on finishing I tried to download it and was shown that my app was 8632 in their build queue. This morning I tried again and its in their build queue as 5013. Seriously? At this rate Ill me lucky if its ready come Monday. bad first impression. If someone is seriously looking for this kind of service and has this kind of experience it would be epic failure and they would move on to another company. Ive sent them an email on the issue but Ive really lost interest in them. Within 15 minutes I was able to test, and settled on appyet. I only wanted an app that would grab my RSS feeds, nothing more. Over 5,000 builds ahead of me, seriously!?
     
    Steve Gossett, Oct 27, 2015 IP
  9. Daniel73

    Daniel73 Greenhorn

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    I created a few apps there and it was ok until they started placing the annoying spammy ads that constantly redirected users to the google play store. Repeated attempts for assistance were ignored. My suggestion is that if you’re serious, go ahead and pay a few dollars a month for a professional app. You truly get what you pay for. I learned my lesson.
     
    Daniel73, Nov 4, 2016 IP
  10. canaryspace

    canaryspace Well-Known Member

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    I took a course in Android app development to avoid using third party builders. Spent a lot of hours learning eclipse and had some success with Google Play, however, made a mistake, got banned and took a year to get my account back. In that year, I took another course for iOS development and have to say, iOS, although it hasn´t got the market share of Android, is a much more pleasant and enjoyable experience. I am no expert at all, still a novice compared to other developers but I would suggest taking a course and keeping everything in-house. This way, you avoid any future problems with third parties placing spammy ads in your apps.
     
    canaryspace, Nov 7, 2016 IP
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    andrew32767 Peon

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    more Appgeyser scam/problems!!!

    I CANT UPDATE ANY OF MY APPS IN GOOGLE STORE !!!!!!!
    I did everything in order step by step and when im about to update my APK file it says it has a different SHA1 key signed in... what is this ?? so i cant really update any of my apps ??? what is going on ?!
    i contacted costumer support but no reply !!
     
    andrew32767, Sep 1, 2017 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Android Studio is a better option. Most developers I have talked to vouch for Android Studio because of their complex understanding of Android. If developing an application, opt for Android Studio.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Sep 2, 2017 IP
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    dabbu347 Active Member

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    I too have made an app with appsgeyser . com but due to funds problem didn't upload them to Google play store. Now after reading the thread and posts of my friends i don't know where and how to make free app for my blog and then upload them to Google play store without sharing any profits from Google's Ad Mobile revenue. Please suggest what to do? Any leads to free app making site and then after uploading the build app from that website will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    dabbu347, Sep 5, 2017 IP