Last month, FSMdotCOM answered the question: How Much Money A Free iPhone App Developer Can Make? . AdWhirl said that applications that crack the top 100 in the Free Apps list make $400-$5000 a day – a wide range to be sure, but even at the low end that works out to around $12,000 a month. Among these top apps, AdWhirl is reporting an impressive $1.90 eCPM and 2.6% CTR. And while applications that do reach the peak position in the App Store eventually lose steam, revenue tends to remain consistent over time after the initial dip.
Now there is another way for free iPhone app developers to monetize their apps. Google has just launched Adsense for iPhone and Android. Currently the beta is only dedicated to developers of free applications, reaching a minimum of 100,000 views a day.
The code can be implemented right now but will be active within 4 weeks and participation is required for at least three months. If you want to add adsense in your application, click here and start the beta program.