Monetization SDK

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Software monetization

You've built a software 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 software without ads, and without subscriptions by monetizing the users' idle routing resources.

What is it?

An SDK that provides alternative monetization

  • Value exchange

    Users 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, and connected to the internet.

  • Full transparency

    Users choose between plans: subscription service, ad-based service, or free usage in return for sharing resources.

How does it work?

The SDK starts when a device meets 3 conditions:

  • Sits idle

    Only when the device is idle

  • Connected to internet

    Either by cable or through WiFi

  • Connected to power source

    Only if plugged in or over 60% battery power


  • Users select a plan

    With first use of your software, users determine the form of payment: free (resource sharing), ad-based, or subscription (in which case there is no resource sharing). Software 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 SOFTWARE], 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 FAQ: 'Your use of [PUBLISHER'S APP] is free of charge in exchange for safely using some of your device's resources, 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]

  • Free

    Keep your software free of ads, and free of subscriptions

  • Data collection

    No collection of users' data

  • Better user experience

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

About Luminati

Luminati is the world's largest proxy network, having tens of millions of residential IPs based on other partners that embedded our SDK. The network is being used by Fortune 500 companies for brand protection, price comparison, ad verification and more.
Learn more about Luminati

Being Transparent

  • Luminati does not collect any user data. We don't need it, we are interested only in IPs.
  • The SDK will only be activated upon user approval and users have the option to opt-out from settings any time.