How do I utilize Admob in my games? Any EASY way?

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Post » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:00 am

I'd like to incorporate Admob into a game I'm making. I see I simply right click and select "insert new object" and then pick "Admob" under monitezation. And then once my game starts, I have it display my ad.

However.. how the heck do I set up a admob account? I already use Adsense on my webpages, and google says I already have an account for "Admob" but of the life of me, I can't figure out an EASY way to set it up in my game. Basically, for web pages, I simply copy/paste some text into my html web page and bam -- my website automatically displays google ads.. but how do I do it using "admob" ?

Is there a simple tutorial somewhere? I went to this page on google, but it seems waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too complicated:
https://developers.google.com/mobile-ad ... uick-start

Any help would be ENORMOUSLY appreciated. I searched the forum for a step by step tutorial for a dummy like me, but I couldn't find anything that I could follow easily. Worse yet.when I visit the above website for admob on google, I got even more confused.

IS THERE AN EASY WAY TO SET UP ADMOB IN A CONSTRUCT 2 GAME?

Again.. I already use adsense for web pages so I HOPED it wouldn't be much more confusing.. so perhaps I'm missing something?!

Thanks greatly in advance. :)

PS: Supposedly I must now download "Android Studio" from this website: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html and/or do all kinds of confusing stuff on the admob website!?. Hopefully I am missing something just to have me include some ads in a game I'm making. I'm totally stumped.. but from the looks of things, I'm starting to think figuring out how to incorporate 'admob' into Construct 2 is massively confusing -- which seems silly to me. I MUST be missing something. Right?
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Post » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:07 am

Yes it is easier to use Adsense than admob, this because admob require API integration. But if you just want to add Adsense into your game's webpage, you can simply add it on the "index.html" after you publish it.
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Post » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:52 pm

Thanks for the info... Yup, I see it is VERY easy to add adsense to my html webpage. No problem there.

However.. I'm trying to figure out how to ad "admob" inside my Construct 2 game but I can't seem to figure out a way to do it. Is there a tutorial somewhere that makes the process somewhat easy to follow because I'm at a loss.. I can't figure it out.

Thanks greatly in advance.
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Post » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:00 pm

Using Admob in C2 games is a doddle (easy). Use this excellent tutorial to get up and running in minutes:

http://shatter-box.com/knowledgebase/ad ... creen-ads/

Also, the google link you posted is for devs to actually code in the admob plugin to games written in code. C2 is an entirely different animal and much, much easier.

Good luck. :)

PS - You want see ads served if using the XDK emulator. Ads only serve on actual devices.
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Post » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:03 pm

JLH1964: Oh Geeesh. you are going to hate me, but I just started to follow the instructions you provided.. which are GREAT... even I could understand them. Hence, I THINK I properly installed the AdMob into my game. However, since I can't see the ads on a website, I figured I would try and upload it to Amazon and see if the ads are displayed there on their app store page.. I have now discovered, however, that Amazon doesn't use the Admob advertising.. I TRIED to then learn how to use the Amazon ads, but got totally confused all over again. This is the tutorial page Amazon provided me with:

https://developer.amazon.com/public/api ... %20Project

Um.. I'm soooooo sorry to be a pain.. but is there an EASY way to incorporate ads in my construct 2 game using Amazon? (Likewise, if you have a suggestion for where to upload my game for Android devices that does use AdMob please let me know that also).

Thanks soooooooooo much in advance. I have no idea how you guys figured all this stuff out. My brain already hurts.
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Post » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:25 am

C2 doesn't have a built in Amazon Ads Support. But thanks to C2 great community, there's someone who made it.

plugin-amazon-interstitial-ads-for-crosswalk_t116035

Don't forget to download the demo capx to understand it more :)
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Post » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:31 pm

No problem but this is a common misunderstanding. You don't need to use Amazon ads in Amazon apps. I regularly take my Google Play APK (finished binary) with Admob ads embedded and submit it to the amazon app store. never had an issue and the funds arrive as expected.

There is no need to create a Google Play APK and an Amazon App APK - the same APK works on both, with Admob ads in both. The beauty of this is you create your app once, and it can go to both markets with no changes. :)

Good luck and feel free if you have other questions!

EDIT: Amazon ads are terrible, terrible, terrible, with low fill-rates and close to zero money return. One of my apps is on both platforms (GP and AMZ) and the GP revenue is 10x the AMZ revenue. The AMZ app is using Amazon ads.
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Post » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:55 pm

Admob, isn't it for flash games?
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Post » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:26 pm

ekajuan wrote:Admob, isn't it for flash games?


No, Admob is the Google owned ad revenue process. You place ads in your 'free' app or game and revenue is collected per user click. It can be quite profitable :)
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Post » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:47 pm

JLH1964 wrote:
ekajuan wrote:Admob, isn't it for flash games?


No, Admob is the Google owned ad revenue process. You place ads in your 'free' app or game and revenue is collected per user click. It can be quite profitable :)


Yeah, like Flappy Bird's creator earning 50k per day LOL

Btw, what's the difference between the admob oficial plugin and phonegap admob??
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