B4A Class AdsHelper Extension for Traditional B4A apps & more

I wanted to share an update I made to the AdsHelper class and example.

Added:
  • support for rewarded video ads
  • events for rewarded video
  • events for rewarded interstitial
  • events for open ads
  • added parameter for open ads for setting the background delay before allowing the ad to show
  • incorporated native ad example and moved the code into a separate class
  • example of a fixed size banner ad (300x250)
  • support for traditional B4A apps

Modified:
  • code reorganized to make it more readable and easier to follow
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amidgeha

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After MobileAds_Ready
onConsentInfoUpdateFailure: Invalid response from server: Failed to read publisher's account configuration; try again later., code: 1
Consent: UNKNOWN
 

kisoft

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I am trying to compile an example but I get this error:

B4X:
Maven artifact not found: com.google.android.ump / user-messaging-platform
 

angel_

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I am trying to compile an example but I get this error:
B4X:
Maven artifact not found: com.google.android.ump / user-messaging-platform
Add this
B4X:
#AdditionalJar: com.google.android.ump:user-messaging-platform
 

kisoft

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@angel ...
This is already added in the example ... I think I need to remove the SDKs and get new ones ...
 

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I wanted to share an update I made to the AdsHelper class and example.

Added:
  • support for rewarded video ads
  • events for rewarded video
  • events for rewarded interstitial
  • events for open ads
  • added parameter for open ads for setting the background delay before allowing the ad to show
  • incorporated native ad example and moved the code into a separate class
  • example of a fixed size banner ad (300x250)
  • support for traditional B4A apps

Modified:
  • code reorganized to make it more readable and easier to follow
View attachment 115211

Hi
How can I get the following methods for AppOpens?



b4a:
'Sub OpenAd_onAppOpenAdLoaded
'Sub OpenAd_onAppOpenAdFailedToLoad(ErrorCode As Int)
'Sub OpenAd_onAdShowedFullScreenContent
'Sub OpenAd_onAdDismissedFullScreenContent
 

asales

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The two firsts events has code in the class.
To the anothers you need to change the class with the respective java code.
B4X:
Sub OpenAd_ReceiveAd

Sub OpenAd_FailedToReceiveAd (ErrorCode As String)
 

SMOOTSARA

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The two firsts events has code in the class.
To the anothers you need to change the class with the respective java code.
B4X:
Sub OpenAd_ReceiveAd

Sub OpenAd_FailedToReceiveAd (ErrorCode As String)

Hi, this is exactly the problem I do not know about "Java code"
 

asales

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... I do not know about "Java code"
Time to learn.
Check the java code in the class and the documentation to the AppOpenAd ads.
The java code to ReceiveAd/AdLoaded has 2 lines and I think that will be simple to make the changes.
And you could create a thread with your doubts about the code.
 

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Hello Jack,

I'm trying your example but it won't compile and gives the error below.

Any idea?

B4X:
Compiling generated Java code.    Error
src\anywheresoftware\b4a\samples\smiley\adshelper.java:859: error: incompatible types: <anonymous OnUserEarnedRewardListener> cannot be converted to RewardedAdCallback
          mRewardedAd.show(context, new OnUserEarnedRewardListener() {
                                    ^
Note: Some input files use or override a deprecated API.
Note: Recompile with -Xlint:deprecation for details.
Note: Some messages have been simplified; recompile with -Xdiags:verbose to get full output
1 error

javac 11.0.1
 

Jack Cole

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I downloaded both examples and they both compile without error on my system. Did you update libraries using the SDK manager? I usually find that to cause problems. You must be very careful about what you update.
 

sorex

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no, it's the install as explained on the B4A instruction page as I had some issues with upgrading things before.

the only thing I did was install that user messaging platform thing.

do you use the 1.8.xxx java or the open one? I use the open 11.0.1 as you can see above.
 

sorex

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switching from 11.0.1 to the latest 1.8.321 as javac compiler didn't change a thing tho.

other downloads (jdk11.0.1 & the resources.zip) are equal to what I downloaded before aswell.
 

sorex

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Got it working now.

I renamed the c:\Android folder and created a new one and placed the content of the 2 zips inthere.

Something got corrupted somehow but it's still strange that all my other projects still compiled without problems.
 

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I wanted to share an update I made to the AdsHelper class and example.

Added:
  • support for rewarded video ads
  • events for rewarded video
  • events for rewarded interstitial
  • events for open ads
  • added parameter for open ads for setting the background delay before allowing the ad to show
  • incorporated native ad example and moved the code into a separate class
  • example of a fixed size banner ad (300x250)
  • support for traditional B4A apps

Modified:
  • code reorganized to make it more readable and easier to follow
Hey guys

I used this example in my program
I have updated the B4َA version to 11.5
The program exits at this line by error

B4X:
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    AdLoader.RunMethod("loadAd", Array(AdRequestBuilder.RunMethod("build", Null)))
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    ''' Error =========================================================================

B4X:
Sub LoadNativeAd(AdName As String, IdAd As String)
    LogColor("LoadNativeAd: " & AdName, Colors.Green)

    Dim AdUnitId As String = IdAd
    
    Dim ctxt As JavaObject
    ctxt.InitializeContext
  
    Dim builder As JavaObject
    builder.InitializeNewInstance("com.google.android.gms.ads.AdLoader.Builder", Array(ctxt, AdUnitId))
  
    Dim onUnifiedAdLoadedListener As Object = builder.CreateEventFromUI("com/google/android/gms/ads/nativead/NativeAd.OnNativeAdLoadedListener".Replace("/", "."), _
       "UnifiedAdLoaded", Null)
    builder.RunMethod("forNativeAd", Array(onUnifiedAdLoadedListener))
  
    Dim Listener As JavaObject
'    Listener.InitializeNewInstance(Application.PackageName & ".main$MyAdListener", Array(AdName))  'change 'main' with the current activity module name
    Listener.InitializeNewInstance(Application.PackageName & ".mwnative$MyAdListener", Array(AdName, Me))
    builder.RunMethod("withAdListener", Array(Listener))
  
'    Sends a request To AdMob, requesting an ad.
    Dim AdLoader As JavaObject = builder.RunMethod("build", Null)
    
    Dim AdRequestBuilder As JavaObject
    AdRequestBuilder.InitializeNewInstance("com/google/android/gms/ads/AdRequest.Builder".Replace("/", "."), Null)
    
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    AdLoader.RunMethod("loadAd", Array(AdRequestBuilder.RunMethod("build", Null)))
    ''' Error =========================================================================
    ''' Error =========================================================================

 
    Wait For (builder) UnifiedAdLoaded_Event (MethodName As String, Args() As Object)
    
    Dim NativeAd As JavaObject = Args(0)
    
'    Log(GetType(NativeAd))
'    Log("getHeadline: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getHeadline", Null))
'    Log("getBody: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getBody", Null))
'    Log("getAdvertiser: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getAdvertiser", Null))
'    Log("getCallToAction: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getCallToAction", Null))
'    Log("getPrice: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getPrice", Null))
'    Log("getStarRating: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getStarRating", Null))
'    Log("getStore: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getStore", Null))
'    Log("getExtras: " & NativeAd.RunMethod("getExtras", Null))
  
    Dim NativeAdView As JavaObject
      
    NativeAdView.InitializeNewInstance("com/google/android/gms/ads/nativead/NativeAdView".Replace("/", "."), _
       Array(ctxt))   
                  
    Dim pNativeAdView As Panel = NativeAdView
  
    Dim content As Panel
    content.Initialize("")
    pNativeAdView.AddView(content, 0, 0, 100%x, 70%y)
    
    Dim lblAd As Label
    lblAd.Initialize("")
    lblAd.TextSize = 14
    lblAd.TextColor = xui.Color_White
    lblAd.Color = xui.Color_RGB(255,140,0) 'Dark Orange
    lblAd.Text = "AD"
    lblAd.Padding = Array As Int (0,0,0,0)
    lblAd.Gravity = Gravity.CENTER
    content.AddView(lblAd, 10dip, 1dip, 25dip, 16dip)
  
    Dim lbl As Label
    lbl.Initialize("")
    lbl.TextSize = 20
    lbl.TextColor = xui.Color_Black
    lbl.Text = NativeAd.RunMethod("getHeadline", Null)
    content.AddView(lbl, 10dip, 15dip, 300dip, 50dip)
    NativeAdView.RunMethod("setHeadlineView", Array(lbl))
  
    Dim lbl2 As Label
    lbl2.Initialize("")
    lbl2.TextColor = xui.Color_Black
    lbl2.Text = NativeAd.RunMethod("getBody", Null)
    content.AddView(lbl2, 10dip, 65dip, 300dip, 50dip)
    NativeAdView.RunMethod("setBodyView", Array(lbl2))
  
    Dim logo As JavaObject = NativeAd.RunMethod("getIcon", Null)
    If logo.IsInitialized Then
        Dim logoView As Panel
        logoView.Initialize("")
        logoView.Background = logo.RunMethod("getDrawable", Null)
        content.AddView(logoView, 250dip, 10dip, 80dip, 80dip)
        NativeAdView.RunMethod("setIconView", Array(logoView))
    End If
    
    Dim MediaContent As JavaObject = NativeAd.RunMethod("getMediaContent", Null)
    If MediaContent.IsInitialized Then
        Dim vid As JavaObject = MediaContent.RunMethod("getVideoController", Null)
    End If
        
    Log("vid.IsInitialized: " & vid.IsInitialized)
    'check if ad has a video
    If vid.IsInitialized Then
        Dim MediaView As JavaObject
        MediaView.InitializeNewInstance("com/google/android/gms/ads/nativead/MediaView".Replace("/", "."), Array(ctxt))
        content.AddView(MediaView, 10dip, 100dip, 280dip, 180dip)
        NativeAdView.RunMethod("setMediaView", Array(MediaView))
    Else
        'If don't has video, check if is there are images
        Dim images As List = NativeAd.RunMethod("getImages", Null)
        If images.IsInitialized And images.Size > 0 Then
            Dim MediaView As JavaObject
            MediaView.InitializeNewInstance("com/google/android/gms/ads/nativead/MediaView".Replace("/", "."), Array(ctxt))
            content.AddView(MediaView, 10dip, 100dip, 200dip, 200dip)
            NativeAdView.RunMethod("setImageView", Array(MediaView))
        End If
    End If
      
    '*** new button to action
    Dim btAction As Button
    btAction.Initialize("")
    Dim cd As ColorDrawable
    cd.Initialize(Colors.RGB(65,105,225),3dip)
    btAction.Background = cd
    btAction.Text = NativeAd.RunMethod("getCallToAction", Null)
    content.AddView(btAction, 10dip, 275dip, 100dip, 50dip)
    NativeAdView.RunMethod("setCallToActionView", Array(btAction))
  
    NativeAdView.RunMethod("setNativeAd", Array(NativeAd))
  
    TheParentPanel.AddView(pNativeAdView, 0, 0, 100%x, 70%y)
End Sub


B4X:
*** Service (starter) Create ***
** Service (starter) Start **
** Activity (main) Create, isFirst = true **
*** mainpage: B4XPage_Appear
** Activity (main) Resume **
After MobileAds_Ready
Consent: OBTAINED
b4xmainpage_loadads (java line: 356)
java.lang.IncompatibleClassChangeError: The method 'java.lang.Class java.lang.Object.getClass()' was expected to be of type interface but instead was found to be of type virtual (declaration of 'com.google.android.gms.dynamic.ObjectWrapper' appears in /data/app/anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley-2/base.apk)
    at com.google.android.gms.dynamic.ObjectWrapper.unwrap(com.google.android.gms:play-services-basement@@18.0.2:4)
    at com.google.android.gms.internal.ads.zzbji.zzl(com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads-lite@@20.6.0:20)
    at com.google.android.gms.ads.BaseAdView.loadAd(com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads-lite@@20.6.0:1)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.admobwrapper.AdViewWrapper.LoadAd(AdViewWrapper.java:141)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley.b4xmainpage._loadads(b4xmainpage.java:356)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley.b4xmainpage$ResumableSub_CheckConsentAndAddAds.resume(b4xmainpage.java:276)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.checkAndRunWaitForEvent(BA.java:267)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent2(BA.java:207)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA$1.run(BA.java:352)
    at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:751)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:154)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6138)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:893)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:783)
b4xmainpage_loadads (java line: 356)
java.lang.IncompatibleClassChangeError: The method 'java.lang.Class java.lang.Object.getClass()' was expected to be of type interface but instead was found to be of type virtual (declaration of 'com.google.android.gms.dynamic.ObjectWrapper' appears in /data/app/anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley-2/base.apk)
    at com.google.android.gms.dynamic.ObjectWrapper.unwrap(com.google.android.gms:play-services-basement@@18.0.2:4)
    at com.google.android.gms.internal.ads.zzbji.zzl(com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads-lite@@20.6.0:20)
    at com.google.android.gms.ads.BaseAdView.loadAd(com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads-lite@@20.6.0:1)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.admobwrapper.AdViewWrapper.LoadAd(AdViewWrapper.java:141)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley.b4xmainpage._loadads(b4xmainpage.java:356)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.samples.smiley.b4xmainpage$ResumableSub_CheckConsentAndAddAds.resume(b4xmainpage.java:276)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.checkAndRunWaitForEvent(BA.java:267)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent2(BA.java:207)
    at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA$1.run(BA.java:352)
    at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:751)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:154)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6138)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:893)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:783)
 
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SMOOTSARA

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Sorry, I just now saw your post. Did you ever get it to work?
yes

The problem was solved

First, I deleted the tools in android SDK folder and replaced it with the new version from the link below

Then in B4A ->Tools -> Paths Configuration I changed the address from "android.jar ->28" to "android.jar ->32"

All known old libraries and applications work
 
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