The payout is largely dependent on the ad provider, but we have requested for longer videos with higher payouts. These are probably going to be very infrequent for the immediate future. We are also working on a much, much higher coin payout feature that I'm actually not really supposed to talk about yet heh heh heh
Hm, I don't think there's any correlation between internet speeds and inventory. I'll ask though!
Ad inventory is largely dependent on our ad providers and where they're able to acquire and serve ads. If you're outside of the United States, then ad fill rates tend to be lower. We are working on getting global ad providers in the near future though!
Because advertisement is so specific and goal oriented, it's difficult to find one provider capable of fulfilling our global needs. For instance, an American advertisement for Brand X might not make a whole lot of sense to serve in a country where English isn't the primary language - or it might not make sense for an advertisement for Game X to be served in countries where the game is not available in the app store.
So if there's a drought of available ads, please keep in mind that we're not holding back anything and we're trying our best to provide reasonable fill rates to not just US app users, but to everyone. But in order to do this, we'll have some (or a lot of) growing pains.
I think there are some ways to integrate tipping more organically into the reading experience - right now readers need to seek out the tipping function. There may be better ways to alert readers to the feature in ways that aren't super intrusive.
We're also looking into the primary behavior of those that tip. Are people that tip generally one time tippers, recurring tippers? From there, we can start to try and optimize the experience with the help of creators. For instance, if tipping is generally a one time thing for most people, having some type of messaging that occurs during the first time they finish reading your series that helps them navigate to tip you.
Sorry about the wait! It's been activated.
Yes, unfortunately, all bonus coins given out have some expiration date tethered to them. These expiration dates are outlined in the inbox message in which they came from. For the bonus coin tipping event, those coins had an expiration date of 30 days.