Integrating Zucks with Mediation

This guide is intended for publishers who are interested in using Google Mobile Ads mediation with Zucks. It walks through the setup of a mediation adapter to work with your current Android app and the configuration of additional settings.

Zucks Resources
Documentation
SDK
Adapter
Customer support

Prerequisites

Add Zucks to your project

Include network adapter and SDK

Download the Zucks SDK and adapter from the links above.

In Android Studio, include the JAR files in your project's libs folder. Make sure that your build.gradle file includes the following:

implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])

Configure the AndroidManifest.xml file

Modify your AndroidManifest.xml file as instructed in the Zucks documentation.

Your app doesn't need to call Zucks directly—the Google Mobile Ads SDK calls the Zucks adapter to fetch ads on your behalf. If you don't wish to specify any additional request parameters, then you're done! The rest of this page details how to provide more information to Zucks.

Initialize your ad object with an Activity instance

In the constructor for a new ad object (for example, PublisherAdView), you must pass in an object of type Context. This Context is passed on to other ad networks when using mediation. Some ad networks require a more restrictive Context that is of type Activity and may not be able to serve ads without an Activity instance. Therefore, we recommend passing in an Activity instance when initializing ad objects to ensure a consistent experience with your mediated ad networks.