Ok i am just a kid doing highschool so please dont expect alot of business logic from me. i am making an app for which i am being offered the database in lieu for advertisement or revenue share.. The platform is rather large with very few apps (>20) in the app store and millions of monthly uniques..
if i am able to launch a decent looking/performing app then i could be into tens of thousands of monthly uniques from open. BUT i intent not to advertise at all.
now for the deal. he will give me database and expect some ad link or maybe revenue share. (the later is not possible bcoz there will be no revenue, at-least for now) the database will have alot of updated entries of my use (about a thousand) but i also can make my own database but with fewer (but popular/most used) entries, about 20 of them for now. with an added plus of not having to update to manually. i have the coding done accordingly. although i wont have to manually update his database either. its his job.
so the question now comes is should i use his database with larger entries and not having to worry about increasing/improving database. or should i make my on with fewer more used entries with no ad link. my app and me myself are new to internet business. :P