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Corona Free Version Supported Mobile Ad Networks

Corona SDK ADS And PLUGINS

Most programmers major revenue source is Ads. Even though there are multiple ways of making income from apps , the easiest way is to earn from Ads. And Yes , Corona programming supports ads. You can use ads in Corona free version . You don’t have to pay anything to Corona for having ads in your app.

Corona supports ads through plugins. Below are the three popular plugins for ad networks for mobile apps built with Corona SDK.

1) Google Admob – Admob is the best choice of ads for publishers because of high fill rates and best payouts. Setting up Admob is easy with Corona. You would need to create an account at http://www.google.com/admob

Corona SDK Admob Signup

Corona SDK Admob Signup

 

Once you signup and login , you have to create a new ad by adding an app as below. Click on Monetize at the top and add your app with by searching or adding it manually. If you don’t yet have your app on Play Store , you can add it manually and get the ad id.

Admob - Adding New App For Monetization

Admob – Adding New App For Monetization

 

Once you have the new Ad unit Id , you can integrate the ads in your app with Corona. You can use the same Admob Ad Unit Id for multiple apps to display ads but it is often suggested to use a unique ad unit id for each for better results tracking.

You will also need to add below statements in your build.settings file to access internet to display ads and to use Admob function in the code.

settings = {
plugins = {
[“plugin.google.play.services”] =
{
publisherId = “com.coronalabs”
},
},
}

Add below statements for Android.

android = {
usesPermissions =
{
“android.permission.INTERNET”,
“android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE”,
},
},

Admob Plugin details from Corona at http://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/ads-admob-v2/

2) iAds by Apple – You need to have an Apple account and setup the iAds Workbench account to start using iAds. Signup on below page.

iAds Workbench by Apple

iAds Workbench by Apple

 

Make sure you add below statements to build.settings file

settings = {
plugins = {
[“CoronaProvider.ads.iads”] =

{

publisherId = “com.coronalabs”,

supportedPlatforms = { iphone=true, [“iphone-sim”]=true },
},
},
}

More info on iAds with Corona SDK at http://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/ads-iads/

3) Vungle Ads – Vungle is a great platform for video ads. Video ads usually pay higher than the normal ads. Signup at Vungle and get the ad id.

Vungle Ads In Corona

Vungle Ads In Corona

 

More information on using Vungle in Corona at http://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/vungle/