Release version: 2.10.2 | Release date: 06.08.2021
Android API level 16 (Android OS 4.1), but you can integrate the Appodeal SDK in apps with lower
On the devices that don't support Android 4.1+, our SDK will just be disabled
You can use our demo app as a reference project.
Step 1. Import SDK
1.1 Preparing your Gradle build for Android 11
Android 11 changes how apps can query and interact with other apps that the user has installed on a device. For this reason, make sure you are using a Gradle version that matches one of those listed .
1.2 Configure build.gradle
To get Gradle dependencies, click Generate build.gradle. You can build gradle dependencies for a specific ad type and with a specific set of ad network adapters. To do this, select the necessary parameters below:
Disabling ad networks
We recommend using the standard Gradle config, as disabling some of the recommended adapters can negatively affect revenue.
Depend on the version of Android Studio you are using, insert into a Gradle file the generated dependencies:
Once that's done, save the file and perform the Gradle sync .
Step 2. Set up the project
2.1 Configure AndroidManifest.xml
For the Appodeal SDK to work correctly, you need to add permissions to AndroidManifest.
We distinguish 2 sets of permissions: required permissions, without which the Appodeal SDK cannot work, and optional permissions, which are needed to improve targeting.
For more information about the purpose of each of the permissions, see the FAQ section.
- Add the required permissions to your AndroidManifest.xml file under the manifest tag:
- Add the optional permissions to your AndroidManifest.xml file under the manifest tag:
According to Google policy , location permissions may only be requested to provide features beneficial to the user and relevant to the core functionality of the app. You cannot request access to location data for the sole purpose of advertising or analytics.
If you are not using location for the main functions of your app
- Remove location permission in your app by adding the following code to AndroidManifest.xml
- Update the app on Google Play. During the publishing process, make sure there are no location warnings in Google Play Console.
If you are using location for the main functions of your app
Some networks and 3rd party dependencies (related to network dependencies) can include their own permissions to the manifest. If you want to force remove such permissions you can refer to this guide.
2.2 Network security configuration
Android 9.0 (API 28) blocks cleartext (non-HTTPS) traffic by default, which can prevent ads from serving correctly. Read more on this here .
To prevent the android system from blocking http traffic, follow these steps:
1. Add the Network Security Configuration file to your AndroidManifest.xml :2. In your network_security_config.xml file, add base-config that sets cleartextTrafficPermitted to true :
2.3 Configure Admob/A4G meta-data
Only if you use AdMob or A4G adapter.
Add your AdMob app id to meta-data tag:You may find the AdMob app id in your personal account on the AdMob page:
For more information about Admob sync check out our FAQ.
Step 3. Initialize SDK
Before initialization we highly recommend to receive all required permissions from user, please follow this data protection guide .
We recommended to call initialization method in your MainActivity -
YOUR_APP_KEYwith the actual app key. You can find it in the list of applications in your personal account.
Use the type codes below to set the preferred ad format:
Appodeal.REWARDED_VIDEOfor rewarded videos;
Appodeal.NATIVEfor native ads;
Appodeal.MRECfor 300*250 banners.
Ad types can be combined using "|" operator. For example,
Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL | Appodeal.REWARDED_VIDEO.
Step 4. Configure ad types
Appodeal SDK is now imported and you're ready to implement an ad. Appodeal offers a number of different ad formats, so you can choose the one that best fits your app's user experience.
Full-screen ad that engages users with a captivating video.
User-initiated ads where users can earn in-app rewards in exchange for viewing a video ad.
Traditional ad format that neatly places a small ad at the top or bottom of the screen.
Medium-size ads that appear within in-app content the same as banner ads.
Ad format that seamlessly fits within the context of an app’s content.