Android Aalto Community -- Integrating AdMob in Android Apps

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Presentation of the hackathon #3 of Android Aalto Community (Espoo, Finland). How to embed AdMob in your Android applications.

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Android Aalto Community -- Integrating AdMob in Android Apps

  1. 1. Integrating AdMob in your App Hackathon #3 Claudio M. Camacho www.androidaalto.org22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  2. 2. Agenda • introduction • briefing about Android Market • registering at AdMob • AdMob in the App • tips and tricks • summary22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  3. 3. Introduction • Android Market • three main revenue stream models • payed app • donate versions • advertisement • advertisement advantages • easy • allows free applications22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  4. 4. Android Market • being at: http://market.android.com/publish • two different SLAs • one for free apps • another one for payed apps • $25 per year (developer fee) • 30% of earnings go to Google • taxation is not included22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  5. 5. Registering at AdMob • register (free) at: http://www.admob.com • app package name (e.g. com.mkd.testapp) • linked to your app in the market • generates AdMob publishers code • more information: http://developer.admob.com/wiki/PublisherSetup22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  6. 6. AdMob in the App • adding the JAR library (admob-sdk-android.jar) • editing AndroidManifest.xml • AdMob viewing attributes (res/values/attrs.xml) • adding AdMob to your layout • beware the padding! • setting Test mode22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  7. 7. Tips and Tricks • beware the (horizontal) padding! • use Ad settings at admob.com (for simplicity) • AdMob placement • design your app having the Ad space in mind • use as many views as possible to show it • AdMob refresh • use a scheduled refresh to change your Ad • different Ads are differently worthy (revenue)22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  8. 8. Summary • different revenue streams using apps • register to AdMob • follow their PDF tutorial • before publishing • register to the Android Market • use the same package.app name • remove the Test code for your phone • export a signed app and test it on your phone22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community
  9. 9. Thank you!22.01.2011 Android Aalto Community

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