Android SDK Admob Adapter - Interstitial ad unit

Adding Appnext Interstitial 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 'Interstitial' 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:
    • 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 SDK 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 an InterstitialConfig object for the Interstitial ad and call any of the
following setters before loading the ad by the AdMob loadAd interface:

InterstitialConfig config = new InterstitialConfig();
Bundle customEventExtras = new Bundle();
customEventExtras.putSerializable(AppnextAdMobCustomEvent.AppnextConfigurationExtraKey, config);AdRequest adRequest = new 

AdRequest.Builder().addCustomEventExtrasBundle(AppnextAdMobCustomEventInterstitial.class, customEventExtras).build();

List of configurable options:

Button Color:
The install button's color - a 6 hex chars starting with # (default is "#6AB344")

Skip button Text:
Set a custom text for the "skip" button (default is "Skip")

Set preferred ad categories

Install Postback:
Postback parameters that will be posted to your server after user installed an app (make sure to encode the values)

Mute Video:
Mute the video which is played in the Interstitial (default is "false")

  • true
  • false

Auto Play Video:
Set video auto-play (default is "true")

  • true
  • false

Creative Type:
Set creative type for the main section of the Interstitial (default "Interstitial.TYPE_MANAGED")

  • Interstitial.TYPE_MANAGED
  • Interstitial.TYPE_VIDEO
  • Interstitial.TYPE_STATIC

Preferred Orientation:
Set the preferred orientation if both landscape and portrait are supported by the application (default is ORIENTATION_DEFAULT)


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

Should you have any problems integrating the product, log a ticket with us by emailing [email protected]