Suitable for apps approved by Amazon ad network for banner and MREC ad types.
For Amazon, you can use only your Amazon Account. You can read more about Network Accounts here.
To connect your Amazon account to Appodeal, follow the steps below.
Before the start
Make sure you use Appodeal SDK 2.10.3+/ Appodeal Unity plugin 2.14.5+.
Make sure BidMachine is enabled in Mediation Settings.
- Make sure you have a BidMachine Adapter in your project. BidMachine is included in Appodeal SDK by default, make sure you haven't removed it from the project.
- Make sure you have an Amazon Adapter in your project (Only for iOS platform).
Step 1. Prepare Amazon account
1. In order to create an Amazon account, provide us with the email that you will be using to sign up for Amazon publisher services so we can share it with Amazon for approval. Please contact email@example.com to share your Amazon account email.
Once it is approved, Amazon will send the invitation link for account creation to this email.
Proceed with step 1 point 2 of the guide only after receiving the link from Amazon.
Ad monetization through Amazon is still in beta. Not all publishers and apps can be approved by Amazon ad network.
2. Follow the link and click Create your Amazon account.
3. Fill in all the fields and click Create your Amazon account.
After that, you should receive a one-time password (OTP) to your email. Enter the OTP and click Create your Amazon account.
4. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org once your Amazon account has been created. We will contact Amazon to provide you with access to S3 credentials (they are required to import reports).
Step 2. Create a new Amazon app
1. Go to the Setup tab and click SET UP under the App & Slot section.
2. Click Add New App.
3. Insert App Market URL, click Find App, check the COPPA agreement and click Add App.
Once you’ve added your app, you will receive the App ID. Your app submission will need to be approved by the APS team before your integration can go live. Please revisit this page to check your app approval status. As your app is getting approved, you can continue with your setup.
Step 3. Add ad slots to the created app
Once you’ve set up your apps, you will configure your slots to generate SlotUUIDs. Slots (aka ad units) are the ad spaces you define in your app.
1. Click SETUP under the Actions column to add a new ad slot.
2. Select Other as a Monetization Service and click Add A Slot.
3. Choose Media Type, Ad Size and Slot Name. Use Recommended Price Points by default and save the ad slot.
It is mandatory to specify device type for banner line items (phone or tablet).
Phone banner - 320x50 ad size
Tablet banner - 720x90 ad size
MREC - 300x250 ad size
4. You can find the App ID and Slot ID (UUID) here. Save them, you will need them later.
5. Download the Price Points csv files and provide them to email@example.com. We will make the appropriate settings for your apps on the Appodeal end.
Step 4. Configure Amazon reporting
1. Open a new custom report form and click Create report.
2. Fill out the form as shown below and click Save.
3. Get the report S3 location here. Save it, you will need it later.
4. Go to Account settings → S3 Credentials.
5. Get the S3 Access Key and S3 Secret Access Key. Save them, you will need them later.
Each credential pair will expire every 90 days. When your “active credentials” have less than 30 days remaining, your “next credentials” will be available. Please start using your new credentials (i.e. next credentials) prior to the expiration of your current active credentials.
Step 5. Link your Amazon account with Appodeal
1. Go to this page and click Amazon.
2. Click on the Link your account button.
3. Fill in the following details (numbers in brackets refer to points in the instructions):
Your Amazon account email (1.1)
Custom report S3 location (4.3)
S3 Access Key & S3 Secret Access Key (4.5)
4. Select the appropriate app on this page, open App Settings and select Mediation Settings.
5. Go to the desired ad type, choose the created Amazon account, click on “+Add Line item” and fill in:
Amazon key - your Amazon App ID (2.7)
Line item Code - Amazon UUIDs (2.7)
Step 6. Update app-ads.txt file
1. Go to app-ads.txt Setup tab and click Update for the application.
2. Copy the missing string and update your app-ads.txt file.
Now you can monetize with Amazon through Appodeal.