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What are the common ways to make money from ads in UWP app?

Hi,
I try to figure out any way how to make money from the free version of my app.
Displaying ads in my app is very hard because it does not have UI for the most part. It is integrated with the OS..
The app does not have something like a "main window" when the user using it. It just adds more options in the OS but each option is not a space for displaying add.

So my very last options are:
Show popups from time to time that shows ads. The popups will be small and near the tray menu. Is it a common thing to do?
Show ads inside windows notification - This is a very strange idea that I come with. the idea is to put here ads:
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Showing ads here is fine? better option?
* When the user installs the program, the installer will suggest installing another program - This is the best option I think. But how it can be done for Microsoft Store app?
Is there an API that allows me to tell Microsoft Store to install another app from there?

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Hello,

Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

Show popups from time to time that shows ads. The popups will be small and near the tray menu. Is it a common thing to do? Showing ads here is fine? better option?

I'm sorry to say we won't give suggestions about where and when you play ads. This behavior that playing ads depend on your own scenario. And currently, UWP doesn't have an official Ad SDK so you need to use third-party Ad SDKs which are not out of the scope of the forum.

When the user installs the program, the installer will suggest installing another program - This is the best option I think. But how it can be done for Microsoft Store app? Is there an API that allows me to tell Microsoft Store to install another app from there?

I have to say that currently there is no such API in UWP could do it. UWP apps could only ask the Microsoft Store to install the necessary references but could not ask users to install other apps.
A similar behavior that you could get is to create a popup that will show after your app is installed, and the popup shows a URL that could direct to the target app.

Thank you.


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