In the last couple of months we’ve been working on a better, more engaging version HomeBase lock screen, and we’re now proud to announce that the new SDK is open to all developers. The new version carry tons of improvements and new features, when the main goal is to enhance user experience and increase our partners’ revenues. The new HomeBase lock screen looks, behaves and operates better than ever before, showing awesome results from our Beta testing.
So what’s new in HomeBase Cancun?
One of the main feedbacks that we got from developers in the past year was that HomeBase SDK requires too many permissions. The reason we asked for these permissions was to improve user experience by allowing end users to customize and create their own lock screen including images, RSS feeds and social accounts. The new HomeBase SDK requires only few basic permissions in order for it to work –
* Read phone status & identity
* Disable your screen lock
* Full network access
* Draw over other apps
Less permissions means happier users, more downloads and more revenues.
New content partner
We’ve partnered with new top-tier content providers to deliver an even more engaging and valuable content through the lock screen. When it comes to content consumption, there are 3 key points that should be addressed by every publisher:
1. Create valuable content that makes readers want to engage with it.
2. Matching the right content to the right crowd.
3. Serving content on a prime location that is accessible to readers.
Our new partners enable HomeBase to deliver stories that are now more engaging than ever, showing an impressive CTR throughout all geos. And the fill rate? Right there at the 100% mark.
Completely new design
Because the lock screen is the first screen end users are engaging with every time they open their device, we thought it should look awesome. The new HomeBase lock screen is designed with simplicity in mind, putting the spotlight on content instead of ads. Thanks to our premium content feeds, all images are brought in HD, providing a beautiful, sleeker experience.
All in all, the new HomeBase lock screen delivers a better, more stable experience to end users, and providing them with a real valuable tool that makes content consumption simpler. This means they will keep the lock screen for a longer period of time, yielding more profit for our partners.
In order to upgrade the SDK, you will need to download the JAR file from the admin panel. To do so, simply log in to your Widdit account and update the file – all your existing users will get the new version automatically, and newly acquired users will get the updates version as well.
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