Testing back-ends is easy. You take your language of choice, pair it with your favorite framework, write some tests, and hit “run.” Your console says “Yay! It works!” Your continuous integration service runs your tests on every push, life is great. Sure, test-driven development (TDD) is weird at first, but a predictable environment, multiple test runners, test tooling baked into frameworks, and continuous integration support, make life easy. Five years ago I thought tests were the solution to every problem I’ve ever had. Then Backbone got big. We all switched to front-end MVC. Our testable backends became glorified database servers. Our most complicated code moved into the browser. And our apps were no longer testable in practice. That’s because testing front-end code and UI components is kinda hard.

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Kiip works with thousands of developers, so it only makes sense for us to interview the masterminds behind the apps we integrate into. In this Q&A we meet Daniel Todd, CEO and Co-Founder of Influence Mobile. Check out Daniel’s responses below about the lessons he’s learned while developing and monetizing his app.

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Wish you could know more about your app users? Good app developers are always seeking more insights about their users in order to improve their app. What features do your users love? Why do users uninstall? What do they think about your advertising strategy? We surveyed over 50,000 app users across the Kiip network, with our new survey product, to get feedback on some of these important topics.

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In this special interview, Kabir Mathur, Head of Business Development at Kiip chats with Charles McKeever at Corona Labs to talk about how developers can take advantage of key moments in their game to deliver relevant, branded rewards to players. As Kabir points out, Kiip isn’t just for games. Productivity and niche apps can use Kiip as well. Kabir also shares two ways developers are creating a sense of urgency when presenting rewards.

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Kiip works with thousands of developers, so it only makes sense for us to interview the masterminds behind the apps we integrate into. In this Q&A we meet Bradley Duong, the co-founder of Zen Labs Fitness and the popular app C25K (Couch to 5k). Check out Bradley’s responses below about the lessons he’s learned while developing and monetizing his app.

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Imagine you’re playing your favorite puzzle game. You know you’re close to completing the level, but right now…you’re stuck. You can get a hint for watching a 30 second sponsored video, do you take it? Yes.

Across the Kiip network, mobile users engage 2x more with rewards paired with video than rewards with static images. U.S. adults spend about 5.5 hours of their time per day viewing video. Time is money. So why aren’t we rewarding users for their time spent viewing video with something they value?

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