This page will show you how to integrate Leadbolt Video and Interstitial ads in your iOS app using Intel XDK. Download the SDK and sample app. 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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Add your apps

Login to the Publisher Portal and select the ‘Create New App’ button from the “Apps” page. Fill in your app’s details including name and platform. Once app is added, it is recommended that you also apply for our premium deals by clicking “Direct Deals” in the Publisher Portal. Once approved, a “Direct Deals” section should be visible under your app in the Publisher Portal. Use the “Add Section” button if not visible.

 


Copy Your Integration Details

Your integration details will be displayed on the last page of the Create App process. These integration details will be needed when you integrate the Leadbolt SDK into your app.

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Integrating Leadbolt SDK

Unzip the downloaded plugin zip file and you will see the ApptrackerPluginIOS folder.

Create a new IntelXDK project and copy the ApptrackerPluginIOS folder to the www/ of your project.

Go to your App’s settings page and under “Cordova 3.X Hybrid Mobile App Settings”, open the “Plugins and Permissions” setting. Under “Third Party Plugins” click the “Import Local Plugin” button.

In the pop-up window that is opened enter the following details

To ensure all available Leadbolt ads display correctly on apps running on iOS 9/10, please include these App Transport Security (ATS) settings by adding the following lines of code to your Apps Info.plist file:

Using Network Ads and Direct Deals

Once the Plugin is imported in your App, open the index.html file of your project and  inside the app.initEvents function add the following lines of code. This code uses the Auto recaching option to fetch a new Ad automatically – no additional coding required.

You will need to replace    "YOUR_APP_API_KEY"   with the specific api key for your app (include the double quotes). This is available in the settings menu for your app, under the option “Get App API Key”. To get Direct Deal Ads in your App, click on “Direct Deals” link in the Publisher Portal and click on the Apply button. If your app includes audio or background audio, please ensure you pause audio during ad display.

Building your iOS application

To build your iOS application with the iOS plugin

  1. Click on the “Build” tab and select “iOS” from the “Cordova 3.X Hybrid Mobile App Platforms”.
  2. Once the upload of your project is successful to the IntelXDK server, you can click the “Build App Now” button.
  3. Once the build is successful, you can download the build and run the app on your device.

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


Using Rewarded Video

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.

When implementing “Rewarded Videos”, please make use of the following code in your App that displays a rewarded video and triggers a client side event listener when the user has watched the video. Check that a “Rewarded Video” section is visible under your app in the Publisher Portal. Use the “Add Section” button if not visible. Contact your account manager if you require a server side postback when the user has watched the video. If your app includes audio or background audio, please ensure you pause audio during ad display.

Please add the following code in your App. This code uses the Auto recaching option to fetch a new Ad automatically – no additional coding required.

You will need to replace   "YOUR_APP_API_KEY"   with the specific api key for your app (include the double quotes). This is available in the settings menu for your app, under the option “Get App API Key”.

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


Implementing Event Listeners

With Event Listeners, you can closely follow the ad states throughout your App. Leadbolt SDK will trigger events at all important stages of the Ad life-cycle. To implement event listener, follow the steps outlined below:

Troubleshooting

  • 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 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 Device Logs (under Xcode -> Devices) and look for “AppTracker”.
  • Always test the sample app provided to confirm any integration issues are SDK based.
  • This plugin has been tested on the following version of IntelXDK: 3641

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