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Simplest Appodeal Ads Tutorial

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Tutorial written by STARTECHSTUDIOSOriginally published on 1st, December 2015 - 7 revisions

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I use Appodeal with much success, here are their average eCPM's:

Banner - $1.23 eCPM!
Interstitial - $5.24 eCPM!
Video - $6.03 eCPM!

I used to have admob but I have found these to be better earning and perhaps even easier to implement. Plus they have an instant payout feature which is quite nice

1) Sign up for free: here..

2) Go to this page and complete these steps (1-4.1) until you've added the new plugin into the Construct 2 Plugins folder: Link.

3) When you're ready to build your app, open the version of Construct 2 with the new plugin you just added

4) Right click on any layout and add the appodeal extension (little red icon)

5) Click the appodeal icon in your objects tray and enter your appKey which can be found here: Link.

6) At start of layout create an "Appodeal: Initialize" event to initialize the ads you want to use

7) Create an event to Show Appodeal ads wherever you want (banner, interstitial, or video). I recommend putting them after you die or between levels or as rewarded videos etc.

8) Export your app to Cordova and import into Intel XDK

7) In Intel click on the button to add a 3rd party plugin and enter these lines:
Name: Appodeal Google Play Services
ID: com.appodeal.googleplayservices
Git repository:

8) Be sure to enter your app ID under build settings for Android-Crosswalk of course...

9) Build

10) Done! :)

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micrograx 361 rep

ey, when exporting with intel xdk, i am getting exit error code 1. i also added the appodeal plugin, do you have any idea?

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 12:06:11 AM

It just started happening with the new XDK build, I am in contact with Intel right now who is fixing it. Shouldn't last long at all :)

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 4:01:24 AM

I'm currently at $8.15 eCPM for all my apps! Much better than admob or even mopub was for me!!! :)) Here is one way I incorporated the ads; you can see a demo of each ad working consistently well in a simple little app here:

Enjoy!! :)) And if you encounter any problems with it, please let me know.. :))

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:48:36 AM

Update: My eCPM for the week is now at $12.05...not bad! :))

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:04:32 AM
luckyrawatlucky 36.3k rep

I am unable to build apk. their is buld error with log file

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:13:52 PM

Your great tutorial worked it out! :)

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 7:15:12 AM
The Mnk 16.0k rep

Hi, in step 5, the link is broken.
Where the AppKey is obtained?

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2:51:22 PM

Sorry for delay, I just fixed it.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:32:02 AM

These guys are good to their customers, every question I've had they have answered promptly and in complete detail. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 12:45:33 AM
Swivels 2,224 rep

I'm testing with appodeal and everyone should see advertising get this load and stay there by a flash of advertising as doubles and triples, but still see the bottom of my request and I can not leave this to close the game, and tested in a s4 emulator and samnsug and LG g3, which may be the mistake?

I have placed ads in this way ... nstruct-2 / only in my case is when the termination of the character's life (the game should skippablevideo interstitial show.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30:57 AM
flemmig 9,091 rep

Hi .. Got this working nice on android

BUT there is no ads on the IOS build ??
(Ive doublechecked my appodeal apkey for ios)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30:50 AM
farfetchd83 1,920 rep

Hello, im getting this error:

can anyone help me?

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 2:19:29 AM
farfetchd83 1,920 rep

Just so people know, Appodeal is directing people to have this plugin on XDK:

the bag thing is if you are only publishing to Android, you will have to deal with the 580MB folder for IOS... Takes forever to fetchd, build, upload...

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:20:19 PM
farfetchd83 1,920 rep


So someone from appodeal instructed me to use this plugin if only publishing to ANDROID:


Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:48:14 PM
farfetchd83 1,920 rep


Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:48:52 PM

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