SmartAds is an innovative new smartphone app that will allow you to get paid every month for having sleek, good looking, minimalistic ads displaying on your phones lockscreen... effectively allowing you to make money from your own personal billboard. To begin with we expect that to be up to $25 per month that will be paid straight to you - we hope that in the early stages we will also have options to have the wireless provider paid directly so it's subtracted from your bill...or added to your pre-pay balance! Tablets would double this.
Ads will be targeted to you based on your interests and will often offer deals that will be attractive to you (ie a traveler might be excited to see half-price flights being offered to a favorite destination today or this week only). You will be able to interact with the advertisement immediately to take advantage of one you don't want to miss and they will be easily shareable to friends and family so they don't miss out either.
There won't be any noticeable battery drain or data usage, and no personal user details will be shared with advertisers.
We want the app to be as unintrusive as possible, so closing the ad to view your normal lockscreen will be a simple close button positioned where you'd normally be expecting to unlock your screen anyway, therefore taking less than a second away from normal phone operation.
What We Need & What You Get
What we need is funds to get the app finished and implement the marketing strategy to major advertising agencies/media buyers for their clients to start using this new advertising medium.
As a founding user you'll get a SmartAds lifetime higher percentage of an advertisers spend paid back to you than all other subsequent users.
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that "Families across America have cut back on food, clothes and entertainment to make room for ever-higher phone bills. Now, carriers are betting that they can push that bill even higher"
This is a way for people to reduce that monthly expense without having to change anything more than a single screen tap about how you use your phone.
Other Ways You Can Help
We'll be implementing a referral program where you'll be able to receive even more every month by bringing your friend onboard. There will be no limit to how many people you bring on and therefore the amount you recieve.
Pros and Cons:
Mobile advertising is a growth industry right now with revenues expected to hit $7billion this year, $19bn by 2016 and we think SmartAds is the best way to deliver those ads.
Pros for users:
Paid a significant percentage of their phone bill each month.
Access to great deals based on interests and location.
Great looking ads only approved.
Competitions to win vacations for viewing random Smartads ads each day.
Unlimited referral Program to get paid even more every month for introducing friends.
"Why wouldn't I do that"
Pros for Advertisers:
Highly targeted advertising.
Full screen images.
Opted in users.