Users can grow traffic and ad revenue with the Microsoft Ads SDK in .NET language. Microsoft AdCenter is one of the APIs that integrates advertising features into a Windows application. With monetization in mind, developers can attract revenue in global markets while working with code that protects battery life. The site features developer support, webinars, and case studies. Additional resources include app builder, UX design advice, and Windows development center for students.
Webhooks offer a far more efficient way to monitor changes to an endpoint than traditional polling. In this recent article on InfoWorld, Mark Geene discusses the technology and highlights three commercial implementations that put it to good use to improve the customer experience.
Lately we're seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto's efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.