Android SDK Admob Adapter - Banners ad unit

Adding Appnext Banner to Admob

Please follow the steps below to integrate Appnext’s adaptor for Admob

Step 1: Login to your AdMob account and configure Appnext

As explained above, you must have an AdMob account, and an associated app within this account, in order to integrate Appnext

Step 2: Within your AdMob account, press the “Apps” button and choose your app from the ‘All apps’ list:


Step 3: Create an ad unit

  • Select the app for which you want to add a new ad unit from your app list on the left side menu.
  • Click on “Ad Units” from the app screen.
  • Click on the 'Get Started' button -
    Note: If it's not your first Ad unit implementation, click on 'Add Ad Unit'
  • Choose the 'Banner' Ad Unit -
  • Configure your new ad unit
    • Enter a name for your ad unit
  • Click on Advanced settings
    • Make sure both text, images, and videos are checked
  • Please add the App ID to your project manifest file
    Note: If it's not your first Ad unit implementation skip this step.
  • After the Ad Unit is created successfully, please press on Meditation button

Then, press on create Medition Group button -


Choose Ad Format and Platform -


Enter Mediation Group name and click on Add Ad units -


Select your app


Step 4: Under the Waterfall section

  • Press on Add Custom Events
  • Set Label and an eCPM value

Step 5: Configure eCPM

You should allocate the Appnext eCPM manually in order for Appnext to show ads in your AdMob SDK.
You can configure the eCPM for the Appnext network in the ‘Mediation’ page and press ‘Save’ after each change:

  • In the “Custom Event” details fill the following details:
    • Class name: com.appnext.sdk.adapters.admob.banners.AppnextAdMobBannerAdapter
    • Parameter: Appnext Placement ID
  • Finally, press ‘Done’ at the bottom of the page.
  • Choose the ‘Ad unit’ you want to add Appnext’s custom event from the ‘Ad units’ list by pressing its ‘ad sources’ link
  • Click the "Save" button on the "Mediation" page to save the newly added ‘Ad Network‘

Step 6: You’re all done!

Your AdMob SDK should start showing Appnext ads immediately. If Appnext ads are not shown, check the eCPM allocation and make sure it’s high enough so it will give Appnext priority.


Important Note!

  • Each placement has a Placement ID. If you integrate multiple placements, you will need to use a different Placement ID for each.
  • It is against our policies to encourage or reward the user for installing the app; we only allow rewards as a means of encouraging users to watch the video ad, so they will voluntarily install the app if they are interested.

Customizing the ad unit

The Appnext Admob adapter provides an option to change the ad unit’s configuration.
By default, the SDK configuration will be loaded from Appnext's server, but you can choose to change it directly by creating a BannerAdRequest object for the banner ad and call any of the following setters before loading the ad by the AdMob loadAd interface:

BannerAdRequest config = new BannerAdRequest()

// Relevant for all sizes
config.setCategories("category1, category2");
config.setPostback("Postback string");  

//Relevant for MEDIUM_RECTANGLE size only

extras.putSerializable(AppnextAdMobBannerAdapter.AppNextBannerAdRequestKey, config);
AdRequest adRequest = new AdRequest.Builder().addCustomEventExtrasBundle(AppnextAdMobBannerAdapter.class, extras).build();

  • setCategories - String. Set preferred ad categories
  • setPostback - String. Postback parameters that will be posted to your server after user installed an app

(make sure to encode the values)

Setters that are relevant only to the MEDIUM_RECTANGLE banner size:

  • setCreativeType - The MEDIUM_RECTANGLE size can show video in addition to static creative. When video is in use, the file will be streamed. The default value is ALL.
    • BannerAdRequest.TYPE_ALL ("all")
    • BannerAdRequest.TYPE_VIDEO ("video")
    • BannerAdRequest.TYPE_STATIC ("static")
  • setAutoPlay - Boolean. When a video is set as the creative, this setter defining if the video will auto play or not. The default value is false.
  • setMute - Boolean. When a video is set as the creative, this setter is defining if the video will start on muted volume or not. Un-mute/Mute button is located on the video creative. The default value is true - the video is muted.
  • setVideoLength - When a video is set as the creative, this setter is defining the preferred length of the video. The default value is SHORT.
    • BannerAdRequest.VIDEO_LENGTH_SHORT ("15") - Up to 15 seconds long videos
    • BannerAdRequest.VIDEO_LENGTH_LONG ("30") - 20-60 seconds long videos

App Categories

1. Action
2. Adventure
3. Arcade
4. Arcade & Action
5. Board
6. Books & Reference
7. Brain & Puzzle
8. Business
9. Card
10. Cards & Casino
11. Casino
12. Casual
13. Comics
14. Communications
15. Education
16. Educational
17. Entertainment
18. Family
19. Finance
20. Health & Fitness
21. Libraries & Demo
22. Lifestyle
23. Live Wallpaper
24. Media & Video
25. Medical
26. Music
27. Music & Audio
28. News & Magazines
29. Personalization
30. Photography
31. Productivity
32. Puzzle
33. Racing
35. Shopping
36. Simulation
37. Social
38. Sports
39. Sports Games
40. Strategy
41. Tools
42. Travel & Local
43. Trivia
44. Weather
45. Word

Make sure to encode (%20) categories with more than 1 word, example: Travel%20%26%20Local

Integration Support

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