This page will show you how to directly integrate Leadbolt Video and Interstitial ads in your Android app using Cocos2d-X. Download the SDK and sample app. Follow the instructions below and make sure you can compile the sample app and see test ads.

To get started sign up for a Leadbolt Publisher account here or login to the Publisher Portal here.

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New You can now integrate Leadbolt Video and Interstitial ads in Cocos2d-X apps using SDKbox. To use SDKbox, follow the instructions, including download, provided by SDKbox here after Leadbolt Publisher signup.


Before you begin Before you begin

  • Have you signed up and logged in to the Leadbolt Publisher Portal?
  • Did you add an App in the portal?
  • Ensure, you have downloaded the Leadbolt SDK and sample app from the link above
  • To get Direct Deal Ads in your App, click on “Direct Deals” link in the Publisher Portal and click on the Apply button.
  • To run Rewarded Video in your App, you will need to apply and be approved. Click on “Rewarded Videos” link in the Publisher Portal to apply or contact your account manager.

Step 1 Add Leadbolt SDK files

  • Unzip and copy the Leadbolt Android SDK and Cocos2d-X Plugin jar files ( AppTracker.jar  and AppTrackerCocos2dx.jar ) into your Android project.
  • Copy the AppTrackerWrapper.h  and AppTrackerWrapperAndroid.cpp  files into your “Classes” folder of your Cocos2d-X App.

Step 2 Set the Activity in the Leadbolt Wrapper

  • Inside your project’s main Java file (E.g. AppActivity.java ), inside the onCreate()  method add the following line:

Step 3 Add the required Permissions and Activity

  • Add the required permission android.permission.INTERNET in the AndroidManifest.xml file
  • Add the required permission android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE in the AndroidManifest.xml file
  • Add the required Leadbolt Activity in the AndroidManifest.xml file

Step 4 Add Leadbolt SDK Imports

  • In your App’s .cpp file, add the following line to import the Leadbolt SDK

Step 5 Initialize Leadbolt SDK

  • In your App’s code, add the following code to your init method.


    You will need to replace "YOUR_APP_API_KEY"  with the specific api key for your app (include the double quotes).

Step 6 To Cache and Show a non-Rewarded Ad

To get Direct Deal Ads in your App, click on “Direct Deals” link in the Publisher Portal and click on the Apply button.

  • To cache a non-Rewarded Ad

  • To show a non-Rewarded Ad

  • Please ensure that in your code, you do not call loadModule directly after loadModuleToCache. It will cause the SDK to fail and not display an Ad all together.

Step 7 To Cache and Show a Rewarded Ad

To run Rewarded Ads in your App, you will need to apply and be approved. Click on “Rewarded Ads” link in the Publisher Portal to apply or contact your account manager.

  • To cache a Rewarded Ad

  • To show a Rewarded Ad

  • Please ensure that in your code, you do not call loadModule directly after loadModuleToCache. It will cause SDK to fail and not display the Rewarded Ad at all.

Test Integration Test your Integration

  • Run your Project on an Android device.
  • Ensure, test ads are displayed when the “loadModule” call is made in your App.
  • Once test ads are seen on your device, go to your Leadbolt Portal and set your App to “Live”
  • Once approved, you should see live ads in your App.

Congratulations! You have successfully integrated the Leadbolt SDK in your App
 


Troubleshooting Troubleshooting

  • Video and Interstitial Ads may not be available at all times in all countries. It is always best to test with your App in Test Mode in the Publisher Portal to ensure as Test Ads are generally always available.
  • You should check your Publisher Portal and ensure the relevant section is visible under your App. Use the “Add Section” button to add if not available.
  • You should check the SDK logs located in Logcat logs with the Tag “AppTracker”.
  • Always test the sample app provided to confirm any integration issues are SDK based.
  • This plugin has been tested on the following versions of Cocos2d-X: v3.13.1

Advanced Integration

Check Ad Availability Checking Ad Availability

Leadbolt SDK provides additional ability to the developers to check before hand if an Ad is available before displaying it to create a better user-experience in your App. To check if a Network or Direct Deal Ad is available please use the code below:

To check if a Rewarded Ad is available to be displayed, please use the code below:


Pass Additional Info Passing Additional Information

You can increase your App’s performance by optionally including the additional information below. This allows selected premium advertisers to display their Ads to your users. To pass this additional information, use the following methods BEFORE calling loadModuleToCache


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