Rewarded interstitial

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Rewarded interstitial is a type of incentivized ad format that allows you offer rewards for ads that appear automatically during natural app transitions. Unlike rewarded ads, users aren't required to opt-in to view a rewarded interstitial.

Prerequisites

Implementation

The primary steps to integrate rewarded interstitial ads are as follows:

  • Load an ad
  • [Optional] Validate SSV callbacks
  • Register for full screen event callbacks
  • Handle the reward callback
  • Display the ad

Load an ad

Loading an ad is accomplished using the static load() method on the RewardedInterstitialAd class. The load method requires a Context, your ad unit ID, an AdRequest object, and a RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback to be notified when ad loading succeeds or fails. The loaded RewardedInterstitialAd object is provided as a parameter in the onRewardedInterstitialAdLoaded() callback. The following example shows how to load a RewardedInterstitialAd in your MainActivity.

Java

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
  private RewardedInterstitialAd rewardedInterstitialAd;
  private String TAG = "MainActivity";

  @Override
  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

    MobileAds.initialize(this, new OnInitializationCompleteListener() {
      @Override
      public void onInitializationComplete(InitializationStatus initializationStatus) {
        loadAd();
      }
    });
  }

  public void loadAd() {
    // Use the test ad unit ID to load an ad.
    RewardedInterstitialAd.load(MainActivity.this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
        new AdRequest.Builder().build(),  new RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
      @Override
      public void onAdLoaded(RewardedInterstitialAd ad) {
        Log.d(TAG, "Ad was loaded.");
        rewardedInterstitialAd = ad;
      }
      @Override
      public void onAdFailedToLoad(LoadAdError loadAdError) {
        Log.d(TAG, loadAdError.toString());
        rewardedInterstitialAd = null;
      }
    });
  }
}

Kotlin

import com.google.android.gms.ads.rewardedinterstitial.RewardedInterstitialAd
import com.google.android.gms.ads.rewardedinterstitial.RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback

class MainActivity : AppCompactActivity() {

  private var rewardedInterstitialAd? = null
  private final var TAG = "MainActivity"

  override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

    MobileAds.initialize(this) { initializationStatus ->
      loadAd()
    }
  }

  private fun loadAd() {
    RewardedInterstitialAd.load(this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
      AdRequest.Builder().build(), object : RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
      override fun onAdLoaded(ad: RewardedInterstitialAd) {
        Log.d(TAG, "Ad was loaded.")
        rewardedInterstitialAd = ad
      }

      override fun onAdFailedToLoad(adError: LoadAdError) {
        Log.d(TAG, adError?.toString())
        rewardedInterstitialAd = null
      }
    })
  }
}

[Optional] Validate server-side verification (SSV) callbacks

Apps that require extra data in server-side verification callbacks should use the custom data feature of rewarded ads. Any string value set on a rewarded ad object is passed to the custom_data query parameter of the SSV callback. If no custom data value is set, the custom_data query parameter value won't be present in the SSV callback.

The following code sample demonstrates how to set custom data on a rewarded interstitial ad object before requesting an ad.

Java

RewardedInterstitialAd.load(MainActivity.this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
    new AdRequest.Builder().build(),  new RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
  @Override
  public void onAdLoaded(RewardedInterstitialAd ad) {
    Log.d(TAG, "Ad was loaded.");
    rewardedInterstitialAd = ad;
    ServerSideVerificationOptions options = new ServerSideVerificationOptions
        .Builder()
        .setCustomData("SAMPLE_CUSTOM_DATA_STRING")
        .build();
    rewardedInterstitialAd.setServerSideVerificationOptions(options);
  }
  @Override
  public void onAdFailedToLoad(LoadAdError loadAdError) {
    Log.d(TAG, loadAdError.toString());
    rewardedInterstitialAd = null;
  }
});

Kotlin

RewardedInterstitialAd.load(this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
    AdRequest.Builder().build(), object : RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
  override fun onAdLoaded(ad: RewardedInterstitialAd) {
    Log.d(TAG, "Ad was loaded.")
    rewardedInterstitialAd = ad
    val options = ServerSideVerificationOptions.Builder()
        .setCustomData("SAMPLE_CUSTOM_DATA_STRING")
        .build()
    rewardedInterstitialAd.setServerSideVerificationOptions(options)
  }

  override fun onAdFailedToLoad(adError: LoadAdError) {
    Log.d(TAG, adError?.toString())
    rewardedInterstitialAd = null
  }
})

If you want to set the custom reward string, you must do so before showing the ad.

Register for callbacks

In order to receive notifications for presentation events, you must pass a FullScreenContentCallback object to the setter on your ad. The FullScreenContentCallback object handles callbacks for when the ad presents successfully or unsuccessfully, and when it is dismissed. The code below shows how to set an anonymous FullScreenContentCallback object within your RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback:

Java

public void loadAd(){
  RewardedInterstitialAd.load(MainActivity.this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
      new AdRequest.Builder().build(), new RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
    @Override
    public void onAdLoaded(RewardedInterstitialAd ad) {
      rewardedInterstitialAd = ad;
      rewardedInterstitialAd.setFullScreenContentCallback(new FullScreenContentCallback() {
        @Override
        public void onAdClicked() {
          // Called when a click is recorded for an ad.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad was clicked.");
        }

        @Override
        public void onAdDismissedFullScreenContent() {
          // Called when ad is dismissed.
          // Set the ad reference to null so you don't show the ad a second time.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad dismissed fullscreen content.");
          rewardedInterstitialAd = null;
        }

        @Override
        public void onAdFailedToShowFullScreenContent(AdError adError) {
          // Called when ad fails to show.
          Log.e(TAG, "Ad failed to show fullscreen content.");
          rewardedInterstitialAd = null;
        }

        @Override
        public void onAdImpression() {
          // Called when an impression is recorded for an ad.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad recorded an impression.");
        }

        @Override
        public void onAdShowedFullScreenContent() {
          // Called when ad is shown.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad showed fullscreen content.");
        }
      });
    }
    @Override
    public void onAdFailedToLoad(LoadAdError loadAdError) {
      Log.d(TAG, loadAdError.toString());
      rewardedInterstitialAd = null;
    }
  });
}

Kotlin

private fun loadAd() {
  RewardedInterstitialAd.load(this, "ca-app-pub-3940256099942544/5354046379",
    AdRequest.Builder().build(), object : RewardedInterstitialAdLoadCallback() {
    override fun onAdLoaded(ad: RewardedInterstitialAd) {
      rewardedInterstitialAd = ad
      rewardedInterstitialAd?.fullScreenContentCallback = object: FullScreenContentCallback() {
        override fun onAdClicked() {
          // Called when a click is recorded for an ad.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad was clicked.")
        }

        override fun onAdDismissedFullScreenContent() {
          // Called when ad is dismissed.
          // Set the ad reference to null so you don't show the ad a second time.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad dismissed fullscreen content.")
          rewardedInterstitialAd = null
        }

        override fun onAdFailedToShowFullScreenContent(adError: AdError) {
          // Called when ad fails to show.
          Log.e(TAG, "Ad failed to show fullscreen content.")
          rewardedInterstitialAd = null
        }

        override fun onAdImpression() {
          // Called when an impression is recorded for an ad.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad recorded an impression.")
        }

        override fun onAdShowedFullScreenContent() {
          // Called when ad is shown.
          Log.d(TAG, "Ad showed fullscreen content.")
        }
      }
    }

    override fun onAdFailedToLoad(adError: LoadAdError) {
      Log.d(TAG, adError?.toString())
      rewardedInterstitialAd = null
    }
  })
}

Handle rewards

To display your rewarded interstitial ad, implement the OnUserEarnedRewardListener interface in your MainActivity, to be notified when the user earns a reward.

Java

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements OnUserEarnedRewardListener {
  ...
  @Override
  public void onUserEarnedReward(@NonNull RewardItem rewardItem) {
    Log.i(TAG, "User earned reward.");
    // TODO: Reward the user!
  }
}

Kotlin

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity(), OnUserEarnedRewardListener {
  ...
  override fun onUserEarnedReward(rewardItem: RewardItem) {
    Log.d(TAG, "User earned reward.")
    // TODO: Reward the user!
  }
}

Show the ad

After implementing the OnUserEarnedRewardListener interface, you can present the ad using the ad's show() method like so:

Java

rewardedInterstitialAd.show(/* Activity */ MainActivity.this,/*
    OnUserEarnedRewardListener */ MainActivity.this);

Kotlin

rewardedInterstitialAd?.show(/* Activity */ this, /*
    OnUserEarnedRewardListener */ this)

Examples on GitHub

  • Rewarded Interstitial ads example: Java | Kotlin