Google and Microsoft do not get along when it comes to both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Luckily for tablet and PC users, there are numerous ways to access Google services, but if you're using a Windows Phone there have been issues in the past that hamper the user experience.
The same goes for AdSense (www.google.com/adsense), Google’s advertising network for webmasters and content creators. Unfortunately, the company has yet to release an official app for the mobile platform but Windows Phone has some talented third party developers. Cue WP Adsense.
WP Adsense, as is rather obvious with the name, is an unofficial Google AdSense client for Windows Phone. Should you have a Google account with online properties (websites) and advertisements you can monitor site performance while on the move.
It’s worth pointing out that this is an early release and as such functionality is rather limited. That said, you’re able to login with your Google Account, view performance, earnings and other data. We can see room for improvement and bags of potential with more in-depth graphs, possible Analytics integration and more.
WP Adsense makes it possible for you to view daily and monthly AdSense earnings with Click Through Rate (CTR), Impressions Per Thousand (RPM), Cost Per Click (CPC) and page views for each specific property. Here are some highlighted app features:
- One Time Login using OAuth2 Secure Authentication
- Auto Refresh every 5 minutes (If the app is left open)
- Option to sign out
- Shows Today's, Yesterday's and This Month details
- Lightweight and fast
As noted above, this is an early release and there are some features not yet available. This includes Live Tile support, which is stated to be coming in future updates. We’re impressed by what the developer has been able to include thus far (it's a start) and are excited to see how this unofficial solution improves.
Please note that this isn’t a Google developed app. You’re connecting to the AdSense service through third party software. We’ve experienced no issues using WP Adsense, but should you wear a tin foil hat, you may wish to avoid.
You can download WP Adsense from the Windows Phone Store for free (ad-supported).