Integrating i-mobile with Mediation

This guide is for publishers who want to use the Google Mobile Ads SDK to load and display ads from i-mobile via mediation. It covers how to add i-mobile to an ad unit's mediation configuration, how to set up Automatic Data Collection, and how to integrate the i-mobile SDK and adapter into an Android app.

The dashboard interface for i-mobile uses Japanese text for its labels, buttons, and descriptions. The screenshots in this guide have not been translated. In this guide's descriptions and instructions however, labels and buttons are translated with their English language equivalents in parentheses.

Supported ad formats and features

The Ad Manager mediation adapter for i-mobile has the following capabilities:

Formats
Banner
Interstitial
Rewarded
Native
Features
Adaptive banner
Automatic data collection

Requirements

  • Android API level 16 or higher
  • Latest Google Mobile Ads SDK

Step 1: Set up i-mobile

Sign up or log in to your i-mobile account.

Add your app to the i-mobile dashboard by clicking the サイト/アプリ管理 (Site/Application Management) tab and clicking the 新規Androidアプリ (New Android App) button.

Register your app by providing its 名称 (Name) and マーケットURL (Market URL). Then, click the 新規登録 (Sign up) button after filling out the rest of the form.

To create a new Advertising Spot, select your app under the サイト/アプリ管理 (Site/Application Management) tab.

Navigate to the 広告スポット管理 (Ad Spot Management) tab and click on the 新規広告スポット (New Ad Spot) button.

create_ad_spot

Next, fill out the form by providing the 広告スポット名 (Ad Spot name), 広告スポットサイズ (Ad Spot size) and other details. Then, click the 新規登録 (Sign up) button.

new_ad_spot_form

Your new Ad spot is ready. To view its integration details, click the アプリ設定取得 (Get App settings) button.

ad_spot_list

Take note of the パブリッシャーID (Publisher ID), メディアID (Media ID), and スポットID (Spot ID). You'll need these parameters later when configuring i-mobile for mediation in the Ad Manager UI.

Step 2: Configure mediation settings for your Ad Manager ad unit

Sign in to your Ad Manager account. Navigate to Delivery > Yield groups and click the New yield group button.

Enter a unique Name for your yield group, set the Status to Active, select your Ad Format, and set the Inventory type to Mobile App. Under the Targeting > Inventory section, select the Ad Unit ID to which you want to add mediation.

Next, click the Add yield partner button.

If you already have a Yield partner for i-mobile, you can simply select it. Otherwise, select Create a new yield partner.

Select i-mobile as the Ad network and enter a unique Name. Enable Mediation and turn on Automatic data collection, enter the Username and Password of your i-mobile account. Click Save when done.

Once the Yield partner is selected, choose Mobile SDK Mediation as the Integration type, Android as the Platform, and Active as the Status. Enter the **Publisher ID, Media ID and Spot ID** obtained in the previous section and a Default CPM value.

Click Save at the bottom of the page when done.

Step 3: Import the i-mobile SDK and Adapter

Add the following implementation dependencies with the latest versions of the i-mobile SDK and adapter in the app-level build.gradle file:

repositories {
    google()
    mavenCentral()
    maven {
      url  "https://imobile.github.io/adnw-sdk-android"
    }
}

...
dependencies {
    implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:20.4.0'
    implementation 'com.google.ads.mediation:imobile:2.0.22.2'
}
...

Manual integration

  1. Download the latest version of the i-mobile SDK and extract the android-ad-sdk.aar under the sdk folder and add it to your project.

  2. Navigate to the i-mobile adapter artifacts on Google's Maven Repository. Select the latest version, download the i-mobile adapter's .aar file, and add it to your project.

Step 4: Additional code required

No additional code is required for i-mobile integration.

Step 5: Test your implementation

For testing your integration, i-mobile provides test Spot ID, Media ID, and Publisher ID for all ad formats. You can find them here.

Optional steps

Using native ads

Ad rendering

The i-mobile adapter populates the following fields for a NativeAd.

Field Assets always included by i-mobile adapter
Headline
Image
Body
App icon 1
Call to action
Star rating
Store
Price

1 For native ads, the i-mobile SDK does not provide an app icon asset. Instead, the i-mobile adapter populates the app icon with a transparent image.

Error codes

If the adapter fails to receive an ad from i-mobile, publishers can check the underlying error from the ad response using ResponseInfo.getAdapterResponse() under the following classes:

Format Class name
Banner com.google.ads.mediation.imobile.IMobileAdapter
Interstitial com.google.ads.mediation.imobile.IMobileAdapter
Native com.google.ads.mediation.imobile.IMobileMediationAdapter

Here are the codes and accompanying messages thrown by the i-mobile adapter when an ad fails to load:

Error code Reason
0-99 i-mobile SDK returned an error. See code for more details.
101 i-mobile requires an Activity context to load ads.
102 i-mobile server parameters configured in the Ad Manager UI are missing/invalid.
103 The requested ad size does not match an i-mobile supported banner size.
104 i-mobile's native ad load success callback returned an empty native ads list.

i-mobile Android Mediation Adapter Changelog

Version 2.0.22.2

  • Added standardized adapter error codes and messages.
  • Updated the minimum required Google Mobile Ads SDK version to 20.1.0.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 20.1.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.22.

Version 2.0.22.1

  • Updated the minimum required Google Mobile Ads SDK version to 20.0.0.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 20.0.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.22.

Version 2.0.22.0

  • Verified compatibility with i-mobile SDK v2.0.22.
  • Updated the adapter to support inline adaptive banner requests.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 19.1.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.22.

Version 2.0.21.0

  • Verified compatibility with i-mobile SDK v2.0.21.
  • Updated the minimum required Google Mobile Ads SDK version to 19.1.0.
  • Added support for scaling adaptive banner ads.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 19.1.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.21.

Version 2.0.20.2

  • Added support for flexible banner ad sizes.
  • Updated the minimum required Google Mobile Ads SDK version to 18.3.0.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 18.3.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.20.

Version 2.0.20.1

  • Adapter now returns a non-zero mediaContent aspect ratio.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 18.2.0.
  • IMobile SDK version 2.0.20.

Version 2.0.20.0

  • Initial release!
  • Added support for banner, interstitial, and native ads.