Sometimes, the Banner Ads are too small to monetize your apps maximally. One reason is that Banner Ads are too small. Because of this, the click rate is quit low even the fill rate are near 100%. Banner Ads size are limited in 4 types:
Admob Banner Ads Size
320 x 50
Phones and Tablets
300 x 250
468 x 60
728 x 90
To increase the click through rate, there is an alternative ads type to choose. Interstitials, rich HTML 5 experiences ads, can present a full screen ads immediately on your phone and tablet screen. Without the size limitations, the interstitial ads make them more expensive and subjects to impression constraints. The bigger ads size is, the more expensive it is, the higher click through rate and you earn more from your apps. The following example will show you how to add interstitial ads in your android apps. Read more
When we check your AdMob income statements, we always find that the fill rate is never reach 100%. Even after we set our AdMob ads to use keyword targeted ads and Google certified ad networks to improve fill rate, the ads are still filled at a rate between 92% to 97%. For example, I have three apps which are using AdMob ads, the fill rate in the past three month are 92.72%, 96.70% and 98.46%.
To maximize the ads fill rate, AdMob introduces AdMob Ad network mediation, which works with Adfonic, AdMob, BrightRoll, Hunt Mobile Ads, iAd, InMobi, Jumptap, Millennial Media and MobFox. We can use custom events to display ads from other ad networks which are not supported in adMob Ad Network Mediation. Not only the banner size, it also mediates interstitial formats and tablet size formats on all Android device, iPhone and iPad. Read more
For android phone and android tablet users, we need to be careful for clicking advertisement in our android apps. You may be charged without any permission or confirmation after clicking some advertisement. In some worse case, it may automatically subscribes to some value add services from your local telecom company. For services providers, this kind of AdMob ads against the term of use of AdMob and auto-subscription maybe illegal depending on local law. For common users, it can be a very irritating experience. Usually we can not get our money back when we find out we are charged without permission. This is not a assumption. It just happened in India. This is the snapshot of that Ads
Android View Animation is the basic animation in android system. It lets us perform tween animation on View objects easily. A view animation can perform a series of simple transformations sequentially or simultaneously, all depending on how you set the animation start time. Android view animation can make animation on any View objects, such as ImageView, TextView, or Button objects. View animation can only animate simple properties like position, size, rotation, and transparency.
Android View Animation can be defined by either XML or Android Java code. According to Google suggestion, XML is recommended way because of its readable, reusable and swappable. In this view animation example, I am going to show you how to define the animation in both XML and code. Read more
Latest Update: Add AdMob with Google Play Service
AdMob released AdMob sdk v6.0.1 for android a few days ago. It is compatible with my last AdMob tutorial, but I think it is better to create a new tutorial to show how to add AdMob ads to our android apps. In this tutorial, I am using: