Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with all of you an important news. If you already are a Chartboost Publisher, probably you got an email notifying you about this. Just in case you aren’t a Chartboost Publisher, or you weren’t able to read it, let me explain you 😉
On April 5th I got an email from Chartboost telling me that the MoreApps feature will be removed and I should be ready for this big change. All my apps / games that are using this feature, should remove it. In otherwise, they won’t be able to display this screen. In fact, it’s not explained in the email what will happen if the user tries to open a MoreApps screen. The more common behavior should be just doesn’t do anything if the app / game is calling this function. But another behavior could be a ¿crash? I guess this won’t happen.
MoreApps will no longer be available after July 2017. I encourage you to add this date to your calendar and start working to remove this feature from your apps and games.
The Chartboost SDK Extension
Ok, if you bought my Chartboost Extension for GameMaker probably you want to know how this removal will affect you, right?
First of all, I’ll still giving support for MoreApps until Chartboost definitively removes it after July. I’ll update the Extension at the end of July without this feature, and also the API Documentation. Of course, you’ll need to remove all the calls for request, display and get cache of MoreApps:
I’m not pretty sure, but I guess that Chartboost will release a new SDK version without the MoreApps functions. As usual, you’ll have the Chartboost Extension with last SDK version and all you need to make your games and apps a great success! 👍
Here you have the original email I got from Chartboost in case you wonder what it says:
I want to remind you of an important update with one of our products that will impact your apps. This July we will be sunsetting MoreApps, a decision that was hard to make though in the end will allow us to better support the products that help you optimize your monetization strategy. More details below on the timeline and actions items to make this transition as smooth as possible.
- Next step: Please begin removing MoreApps from your apps (the product will no longer be supported after July 2017)
- Another option: Setup cross-promotion campaigns to continue promoting within your suite of games
- July 2017: The date MoreApps will officially no longer be supported or accessible in your dashboard
Read more details on our help site here.
Have a nice weekend! 😊