AdMob Mediation, Add Different Ad Networks in Your Android Apps

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.
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Automatic Subscription from Admob Ads

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

Automatic Subscription Ads
Automatic Subscription Ads

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Android View Animation Example

Related Tutorial: Android Animation in Flappy Bird Game

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.
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Add AdMob v6 to Your Android Apps Example

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:

  • Eclipse SDK¬†Version: 3.7.2
  • ADT 18.0
  • Android SDK r18
  • AdMob v6.0.1 for Android
  • HTC Desire with 2.3.7

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How to Upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is released in 2011 October 19. Let’s upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right now. This new version will be the major platform which adds a variety of new features for users. It brings the extensive features and Holographic themes from Android 3.x to smart phone screens. After we upgrade our phones to Android 4.0. We can get all benefits from android tablets features. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich provides an optimized user experience for smart phones and android tablets.
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