Integrating InMobi with Mediation

This guide is intended for publishers who want to use the Google Mobile Ads SDK to load and display ads from InMobi through mediation.

It covers how to add InMobi to an ad unit's mediation configuration, how to set up Automatic data collection, and how to integrate the InMobi SDK and adapter into an iOS app.

Supported integrations and ad formats

The Google Ad Manager mediation adapter for InMobi has the following capabilities:

Integration
Bidding
Waterfall
Formats
Banner
Interstitial
Rewarded
Native

Requirements

  • iOS deployment target of 10.0 or higher
  • Latest Google Mobile Ads SDK

Step 1: Set up InMobi

Sign up or log in to your InMobi account.

Add an app

To add your app to the InMobi dashboard, click Inventory > Inventory Settings.

Click Add Inventory and select the Mobile App channel from the dropdown menu.

Start typing your published app store URL in the search bar and select the app from the auto-populated results. Click Continue.

If your app in not published, click Link manually and enter the required details. Click Continue.

Review the App & Website Compliance settings and then click Save and Create Placements.

Placements

After you set up your inventory, the system redirects you to the placement creation workflow.

Select Banner as the type and click Add a placement. Then enter a Placement Name. Click the Create Placement button when done.

Interstitial

Select Interstitial as the type and click Add a placement. Then enter a Placement Name. Click the Create Placement button when done.

Rewarded

Select Rewarded as the type and click Add a placement. Then enter a Placement Name. Click the Create Placement button when done.

Native

Select Native as the type and click Add a placement. Then enter a Placement Name. Click the Create Placement button when done.

Once the placement is created, its details are shown. Take note of the Placement ID, which will be used for setting up your Ad Manager ad unit.

Account ID

Your InMobi account ID is available under Finance > Payment Settings > Payment Information.

API Key

Go to My Account > Account Settings. Navigate to the API Key tab and click Generate API Key.

Select the email of the user the key is required for and click Generate API Key. A file containing the API key and username/login name will be generated.

Only the publisher admin of the account will be able to generate an API key for all users. If you have forgotten the previously generated API key, reset your API key by hovering over your mail on the API Key tab.

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 InMobi, you can simply select it. Otherwise, select Create a new yield partner.

Select InMobi as the Ad network and enter a unique Name. Enable Mediation and turn on Automatic data collection, and enter your API Key obtained in the previous step into the API Key field. Next, enter your Username and click Save when done.

Once the Yield partner is selected, choose Mobile SDK mediation as the Integration type, iOS as the Platform, and Active as the Status.

Enter the Account ID and the Placement ID obtained in the previous section and a Default CPM value.

Click Save at the bottom of the page when done.

Using rewarded ads

In the settings for your rewarded ad unit, provide values for the reward amount and reward type. Then, to ensure you provide the same reward to the user no matter which ad network is served, check the Override reward settings from third-party ad networks when using mediation box.

If you don't apply this setting, the InMobi adapter passes back the reward specified in the InMobi dashboard when creating the placement.

Step 3: Import the InMobi SDK and adapter

  • Add the following line to your project's Podfile:

    pod 'GoogleMobileAdsMediationInMobi'
    
  • From the command line run:

    pod install --repo-update

Manual integration

  • Download the latest version of the InMobi iOS SDK and link InMobiSDK.framework in your project.
  • Download the latest version of the InMobi adapter from the download link in the Changelog, and link InMobiAdapter.framework in your project.
  • Add the following Frameworks to your project
    • libsqlite3.0.tbd
    • libz.tbd
    • WebKit.framework

Project settings

Add -ObjC flag to the Other Linker Flags under Application Target > Build Settings.

Step 4: Additional code required

No additional code is required for InMobi integration.

Step 5: Test your implementation

Enable Test Mode for your placement on all live impressions or certain test devices only.

Optional steps

Under the Google EU User Consent Policy, you must ensure that certain disclosures are given to, and consents obtained from, users in the European Economic Area (EEA) regarding the use of device identifiers and personal data. This policy reflects the requirements of the EU ePrivacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When seeking consent, you must identify each ad network in your mediation chain that may collect, receive, or use personal data and provide information about each network's use. Google currently is unable to pass the user's consent choice to such networks automatically.

The section below shows you how to enable or disable personalized ads for InMobi.

In version 7.1.1.0, the InMobi adapter added the GADMInMobiConsent class that allows you to pass consent information to InMobi. The following sample code calls updateGDPRConsent: on the GADMInMobiConsent class. If you choose to call this method, it is recommended that you do so prior to requesting ads via the Google Mobile Ads SDK.

#import <InMobiAdapter/InMobiAdapter.h>
...

NSMutableDictionary *consentObject = [[NSMutableDictionary alloc] init];
[consentObject setObject:@"1" forKey:@"gdpr"];
[consentObject setObject:@"true" forKey:IM_GDPR_CONSENT_AVAILABLE];

[GADMInMobiConsent updateGDPRConsent:consentObject];

See InMobi's GDPR implementation details for more information about the possible keys and values that InMobi accepts in this consent object.

Network-specific parameters

The InMobi adapter supports additional request parameters that can be passed to the adapter using the GADInMobiExtras class. GADInMobiExtras includes the following properties common for all supported ad formats:

Request parameters and values
setAgeGroup
The user's age group.
kIMSDKAgeGroupBelow18
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween18And24
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween25And29
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween30And34
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween35And44
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween45And54
kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween55And64
kIMSDKAgeGroupAbove65
setEducationType
The education level of the user.
kIMSDKEducationHighSchoolOrLess
kIMSDKEducationCollegeOrGraduate
kIMSDKEducationPostGraduateOrAbove
setLogLevel kIMSDKLogLevelNone
kIMSDKLogLevelError
kIMSDKLogLevelDebug
setAge Integer. The user's age.
setYearOfbirth Integer. The user's year of birth.
setPostalCode String. The user's postal code. Usually a five-digit number.
setAreaCode String. The user's telephone area code (part of the phone number).
setLanguage String. The user's native language (if known).
setLoginId String. A login ID in the publisher's domain.
setSessionId String. A session ID in the publisher's domain.
setLocationWithCityStateCountry String. Location with city, state, and country as parameters.
setKeywords String. Any contextually relevant keywords to be passed in the ad request.
setInterests String. Any contextually relevant strings to be passed in the ad request.
setAdditionalParameters Dictionary. Any additional values to be passed in the ad request.

Here's a code example of how to set these ad request parameters:

Swift

let request = GAMRequest()
let extras = GADInMobiExtras()
extras.ageGroup = kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween35And54
extras.areaCode = "12345"
...
request.registerAdNetworkExtras(extras)

Objective-C

GAMRequest *request = [GAMRequest request];
GADInMobiExtras *extras = [[GADInMobiExtras alloc] init];
extras.ageGroup = kIMSDKAgeGroupBetween35And54;
extras.areaCode = @"12345";
...
[request registerAdNetworkExtras:extras];

Using native ads

Ad rendering

The InMobi adapter returns its native ads as GADNativeAd objects. It populates the following fields for a GADNativeAd.

Field Assets always included by InMobi adapter
Headline
Image 1
Media view
Body
App icon
Call to action
Star rating
Store
Price

1 The InMobi adapter does not provide direct access to the main image asset for its native ads. Instead, the adapter populates the GADMediaView with a video or an image.

Impression and click tracking

Clicks are detected by the Google Mobile Ads SDK and are forwarded to InMobi, so click reporting will be in sync.

The Google Mobile Ads SDK uses the InMobi SDK's callbacks for impression tracking, so the reports on both dashboards should match up with few to no discrepancies.

Error codes

If the adapter fails to receive an ad from InMobi, publishers can check the underlying error from the ad response using GADResponseInfo.adNetworkInfoArray under the following classes:

GADMAdapterInMobi
GADMediationAdapterInMobi

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

Error code Reason
101 InMobi server parameters configured in the Ad Manager UI are missing/invalid.
102 InMobi Adapter does not support the ad format being requested.
103 An InMobi ad is already loaded for this network configuration.
Other InMobi SDK returned an error. See IMRequestStatus.h for more details.

InMobi iOS Mediation Adapter Changelog

Version 10.0.5.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 10.0.5.

Built and tested with:

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 9.2.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 10.0.5.

Version 10.0.2.1

  • Verified compatibility with Google Mobile Ads SDK version 9.0.0.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 9.0.0 or higher.

Built and tested with:

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 9.0.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 10.0.2.

Version 10.0.2.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 10.0.2.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.13.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 10.0.2.

Version 10.0.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 10.0.1.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.12.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 10.0.1.

Version 10.0.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 10.0.0.
  • Now requires minimum iOS version 10.0.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.11.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 10.0.0.

Version 9.2.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.2.1.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.9.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.2.1.

Version 9.2.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.2.0.
  • Relaxed dependency to Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.0.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.8.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.2.0.

Version 9.1.7.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.1.7.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.3.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.3.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.1.7.

Version 9.1.5.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.1.5.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.1.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.1.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.1.5.

Version 9.1.1.1

  • Updated the adapter to use the .xcframework format.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.0.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 8.0.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.1.1.

Version 9.1.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.1.1.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.68.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.68.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.1.1.

Version 9.1.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.1.0.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.65.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.65.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.1.0.

Version 9.0.7.2

  • Rewarded ads no longer default to coppa=0 when child directed treatment is unspecified.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.61.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.7.

Version 9.0.7.1

  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.61.0 or higher.
  • Added standardized adapter error codes and messages.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.61.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.7.

Version 9.0.7.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.0.7.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.60.0.
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.7.

Version 9.0.6.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.0.6.
  • Updated InMobi iOS adapter CocoaPod dependency to use InMobiSDK/Core.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.60.0 or higher.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.60.0
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.6

Version 9.0.4.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.0.4.
  • Adapter now fails early when InMobi SDK initialization fails.
  • Removed support for the i386 architecture.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.57.0
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.4

Version 9.0.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 9.0.0.
  • Removed bidding capability for banner, interstitial, and rewarded formats.

Built and tested with

  • Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.53.1
  • InMobi SDK version 9.0.0

Version 7.4.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.4.0.

Version 7.3.2.1

  • Fixed an issue where the adapter fails to initialize due to invalid mediation configurations.

Version 7.3.2.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.3.2.
  • Added bidding capability to the adapter for banner, interstitial and rewarded ad formats.

Version 7.3.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.3.0.
  • Removed support for Native Content and App Install ad requests. Apps must use the Unified Native Ads API to request native ads.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.46.0 or higher.

Version 7.2.7.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.2.7.
  • Updated the adapter to use the new rewarded API.
  • Now requires Google Mobile Ads SDK version 7.42.2 or higher.
  • Added support for flexible banner ad sizes.

Version 7.2.4.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.2.4.

Version 7.2.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.2.1.

Version 7.2.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.2.0.

Version 7.1.2.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.1.2.

Version 7.1.1.2

  • Added adapterDidCompletePlayingRewardBasedVideoAd: callback to the adapter.

Version 7.1.1.1

  • Added the GADInMobiConsent class which provides updateGDPRConsent and getConsent methods.

Version 7.1.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.1.1.

Version 7.1.0.0

  • Verified compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.1.0.

Version 7.0.4.1

  • Fixed an issue causing duplicate symbol errors when the adapter was used with those of other networks.

Version 7.0.4.0

  • Updated the adapter to make it compatibility with InMobi SDK 7.0.4.
  • Added support for native video ads.
  • InMobi's SDK does not provide images for ads containing video assets. To avoid potential NullPointerExceptions, when the adapter receives one of these ads it will automatically create a blank NativeAd.Image and include it in the images asset array in the ad object received by the app. Publishers using this adapter are encouraged to avoid using the image assets directly when mediating to InMobi, and instead use GADMediaView in their UI. GADMediaView will automatically display video assets for ads that contain them, and an image asset for ads that don't.

Version 6.2.1.0

  • Verified compatibility with inMobi SDK 6.2.1

Earlier versions

  • Support for banners, interstitials, rewarded video and native ad formats.