We all want more downloads and to get there we all need more exposure, so most (? a lot?) use the ad platforms. Obviously, placing ad components in our games will help to earn revenue but it won't get downloads unless we advertise on those platforms.
I've thought for a long time that we should be helping each other, as a community, get downloads and the obvious way to do this would be to present an area/screen in our own apps which shows ads for other Corona community apps and games.
Of course, we would not have targeted demographics etc but I think a rotating list of ads presenting a simple link/popup to the relevant store would be enough.
In short, if we only had a place to provide the relevant information for ads then we could all decide to place an ad slot and help out our community.
Discussion on where the slot could be and it's particular nature is of course encouraged as I'm sure there would be plenty of debate on the matter. On top of this, a code snippet to provide such placements would be useful.
As such, I'm working on a library to do just this and I suggest placing any ad images and links here - in this thread. I've not got many apps on the store, but my next will include this code and begin showing any ads placed here.
Once I have a public repo for the library, I will post it here.
The concept is to have all the logic in the library and make the API as easy to use (ini keeping with Corona!) as possible. It will handle display and downloading of assets. The key element will be a json file containing links to all the assets to be displayed in rotation. Pull Requests will be made to update the json file, which will be able to specify whether the ad content comes from a static folder in the repo or somewhere else.