Integrating maio with Mediation

This guide is intended for publishers who want to use the Google Mobile Ads SDK to load and display ads from maio via mediation. It covers how to add maio to an ad unit's mediation configuration, and how to integrate the maio SDK and adapter into an Android app.

The dashboard interface for maio uses Japanese text for its labels, buttons, and descriptions, and the screenshots in this guide have not been translated. In this guide's descriptions and instructions however, labels and buttons are referenced with their English language equivalents. "URL スキーム," for example, is "URL Scheme," and so on.

Supported formats and features

The AdMob mediation adapter for maio has the following capabilities:

Formats
Banners
Interstitials
Rewarded video
Native Advanced
Features
Smart banners
Ad Network Optimization (ANO)

Requirements

  • Android SDK 4.0 (API level 14) or later
  • Google Play services 9.2 or later
  • maio SDK 1.0.7 or later

Step 1: Set up maio network

First, sign up or log in to your maio account. Click the Application management button on the left sidebar and click on New app.

Select the tab corresponding to your preferred Ad Type.

Interstitial

Enter the Name of your app, set the platform as Android and provide your App URL. Select Video interstitial as the Ad Type, and then click Update.

Rewarded

Enter the Name of your app, set the platform as Android and provide your App URL. Select Video Rewards as the Ad Type, and then click Update.

In the Application Management page, make a note of the Media ID. It's needed to set up your AdMob ad unit in the next section.

In the Zone Management page, make a note of the Zone ID. It will also be needed to set up your AdMob ad unit in the next section.

In addition to Media ID and Zone ID, you will need API ID and API KEY to set up your Android ad unit ID for mediation.

In Reporting API page, make a note of API ID and API KEY.

Step 2: Configure mediation settings for your AdMob ad unit

You need to add maio to the mediation configuration for your ad unit. First sign in to your AdMob account.

Navigate to the Mediation tab. If you have an existing mediation group you'd like to modify, click the name of that mediation group to edit it, and skip ahead to Add maio as an ad source.

To create a new mediation group, select Create Mediation Group.

Enter your Ad Format and Platform, then click Continue.

Give your mediation group a Name, and select locations to target. Next, set the mediation group status to Enabled, and then click Add Ad Units.

Associate this mediation group with one or more of your existing AdMob ad units. Then, click Done.

You should now see the ad units card populated with the ad units you selected as shown below:

Add maio as an ad source

In the Ad Sources card, select Add Ad Network.

Select maio as the ad network and enter the API ID and API KEY obtained in previous section to set up ANO for maio. Then enter an eCPM value for maio and click Continue.

Enter the Media ID and Zone ID obtained in the previous section and click Done.

Using rewarded video ads

In the settings for your rewarded video 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 Apply to all networks in Mediation groups box.

If you don't apply this setting, the maio adapter defaults to a reward of type "" (empty string) with a value of 1. The maio SDK does not provide specific reward values for its rewarded video ads.

For more information on setting reward values for AdMob ad units, see Create an ad unit.

Step 3: Import the maio SDK and adapter

Add the following maio Maven repository and implementation dependency with the latest version of the maio SDK in the app-level build.gradle file:

repositories {
    maven{
        url "https://imobile-maio.github.io/maven"
    }
}

...
dependencies {
   implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:17.1.2'
   implementation 'com.maio:android-sdk:1.1.6'
   implementation 'com.google.ads.mediation:maio:1.1.6.0'
}
...

Manual integration

  • Download the latest version of maio Android SDK and add it to your project.
  • Download the latest .aar file of the adapter from Bintray and add it to your project.

Step 4: Additional code required

Modify Android manifest

Activities

Include the following Activities in your AndroidManifest.xml under the application tag:

<activity
    android:name="jp.maio.sdk.android.AdFullscreenActivity"
    android:configChanges="orientation|screenLayout|screenSize"
    android:hardwareAccelerated="true"
    android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" />
<activity
    android:name="jp.maio.sdk.android.HtmlBasedAdActivity"
    android:configChanges="keyboardHidden|orientation|screenSize"
    android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" />

Step 5: Test your implementation

Publishers using version 11.6.0 or higher of the Google Mobile Ads SDK will automatically receive test ads from maio on phones and tablets registered as test devices when making requests.

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