Monetization SDK


App monetization

You've built an application used by millions of people and it's time to monetize

Inserting ads or requiring a subscription slows growth, reduces installs and decreases engagement dramatically

Luminati SDK enables you to offer your app without ads, and without subscriptions by monetizing the users' idle routing resources.

What is it?

An SDK that provides alternative monetization

  • Value exchange

    User may contribute routing resources when not using device, as an alternative to payment or ad-based usage

  • Friendly

    Routing only when the user is idle, has at least 60% battery, or is on external power. We prefer to use WiFi! The SDK may use very limited cellular data.

  • Full transparency

    User chooses between plans for your service: subscription service, ad-based service, or free usage in return for resource sharing

How does it work?

The SDK starts when a device meets 3 conditions:

  • Sits idle

    We route through the device only when it's idle

  • Connected to internet

    We prefer to use WiFi

  • Connected to power source

    Use device only if plugged in or over 60% battery power

Privacy policy and Terms of use

  • User selects plan

    With first use of your app, user determines the form of payment: free (resource sharing), ad-based, or subscription (in which case there is no resource sharing). App vendor may offer some, or all three of these payment options (for example: only resource sharing or payment).

  • TOS


    Add to your TOS the following paragraph: 'In return for some of the premium features of [PUBLISHER'S APP], you may choose to be a peer on the Luminati network. By doing so you agree to have read and accepted the terms of service of the Luminati SDK SLA. You may opt out of the network from settings


    Add this statement to the play store description: 'Your use of [PUBLISHER'S APP] is free of charge in exchange for safely using some of your device's resources (WiFi and very limited cellular data), and only when you are not using your device. You may turn this off from the settings menu. Please see our TOS for further information. [Link to TOS]'

  • Privacy

    Luminati SDK does not collect ANY user data.

  • Play Store required permissions


    Read phone status and identity


    Full network access


    View network connections

  • Free

    Keep your app free of ads, and free of subscriptions

  • Data collections

    No collection of users' data

  • Better user experience

    Able to provide your app for free, without ads. See your install numbers and engagement go up