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Max Finch

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Ad Colony Extension for iOS and Android!
Requires Stencyl 3.3


Introduction
Quote from: adcolony.com
Maximize monetization of your apps with premium eCPMs, high fill rates and Fortune 500 advertisers by joining the highest quality in-app mobile video ad network.


What is it?
Ad Colony is an interstitial video only ad service with great benefits! This extension doesn't require any coding knowledge!


Key features
- Zone ID's (Control house ads, view most popular interstitials)
- V4VC support! Reward your users with coins for watching videos!
- 5 Simple blocks
- Pre cached
- Latest Ad Colony SDK
- Supports iOS 6+ and Android!
- Works in line with Chartboost, Admob, Revmob, and iAd!



DOWNLOAD VERSION 1.3


Create Ad Colony Account


Change Log

[1.3] (May 19, 2015) Fully supports Android!

[1.2] (May 15, 2015) Added BETA support for Android. Thanks Robinschaafsma!!

[1.1] (April 12, 2015) Added V4VC (Videos for virtual currency)

[1.0] (April 11, 2015) Initial Release



How To Install
You can find instructions on how to install extensions HERE.


Show me some love!
This is a completely free extension! I like free stuff and I'm sure you do too. However, my addiction to coffee needs to be fed so if you'd like to make a donation and show support for this extension that would be great! It will encourage me to keep it up to date and not let if fall down the forums :D



« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 05:22:17 pm by Max Finch »

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luismp

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Max, as i said before, thank you very much for taking the time to make this extension  :) :) , i have a noob question... i don't see rewarded videos campaigns in adcolony but i know people use adcolony for rewarded videos....so  i'm assuming that i can use interstitials and rewarded videos just by choosing different ad zones, is that right?


i will donate some money later today, great effort Max, waiting for the android version :)

update: nevermind i found the rewarded video option in adcolony dashboard.  Could you tell us where to use the block " video has finished playing" ? im not sure if should i use it in an always event to reward users or if it's better to use it in other place. Thanks Max

update2: just donated some money...i will donate more when the android version is ready (since my best performing games are in the android market).

« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 10:06:40 am by luismp »

Max Finch

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Hey Luis thanks for the donation! Sorry, went to bad after I posted this and just woke up.

Actually, there are no "rewarded" or "V4VC" videos for this extension. The same trick can be pulled off by using the completion block and adding X amount of coins to your coin attribute. I didn't feel like it was too necessary but if the demand is high for it I'll move it up in my priorities. Right now Android is my main priority for this extension.

Use the completion and when showing block in a "when updating" wrapper. Those blocks are exactly like a normal Boolean the changes from true to false and so on.

However, and I need to fix this, the block to tell when an ad is loaded for some reason only fires once. So when you use that block make sure you use it in the same scene you use to check if the ad has loaded.

As for any other questions, I'm hoping the video I'm about to record will answer those.


Also, it would be great if some people out there tried this extension out with multiple zone id's. That's something I couldn't really test with the game I was using to test. It should work, but I'm somewhat unsure if I need to modify that or something...

luismp

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Max, thanks for your answer. I didnt have time to test it because im busy finishing an android game (i will test it when i have some time). I thought rewarded videos were implemented because i saw in adcolony dashboard that you just have to tick an option to choose between interstitials and rewarded videos but yes, maybe there is some code to do in your side xD.   using interstitial videos as rewarded videos is considered illegal by some ad companies so i prefer to wait xD....it would be great if you could add them soon, rewarded videos are my top priority (iOS and android) ;) ;) .................you can see it as a Paid request xD because as soon are rewarded videos are implemented i will donate some more money  ;) ;) ;).

Thanks again for making this extension (even if right now it's not exactly what i want(rewarded)). Having more options to monetize is something i was waiting for some time and adcolony is one of the top ad networks out there hehe

Max Finch

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As it stands right now Ad Colony doesn't care if you use regular interstitials or V4VC.  So you can still use this if you'd like.

V4VC is just more dedicated to rewarding while a regular interstitial is a bit less.

It is a bit more to code which is kinda why it's a little lower on the list. Once Android is released (which will also give it support for Amazon devices) I'll add that in.

Keep in mind I'm an 18 year old college student with two jobs, a social life, and just enough time to do things like this. So it is a bit of a challenge to maintain all of this. But I will try my best :)

luismp

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As it stands right now Ad Colony doesn't care if you use regular interstitials or V4VC.  So you can still use this if you'd like.

V4VC is just more dedicated to rewarding while a regular interstitial is a bit less.

It is a bit more to code which is kinda why it's a little lower on the list. Once Android is released (which will also give it support for Amazon devices) I'll add that in.

Keep in mind I'm an 18 year old college student with two jobs, a social life, and just enough time to do things like this. So it is a bit of a challenge to maintain all of this. But I will try my best :)

Hi max, just want to say that i was asking for rewarded videos because i want to reward my players for watching a video and usually the ad units are different and pay per completed view.. so that is why i want them (but maybe at the moment i can use interstitials as rewarded like you suggested).  I'm also doing this in my free time ( im also a student) so i understand you....when you have time is ok man .

« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 11:26:56 am by luismp »

Max Finch

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How to video now up! If you don't mind a slight lisp the video shows you pretty much everything you need to know!

luismp

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How to video now up! If you don't mind a slight lisp the video shows you pretty much everything you need to know!

thanks for the video, it's really helpful :)

Max Finch

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Managed to do a quick update and added V4VC support :)


I hope to release Android support by the end of next week (May take me longer, I'm not a good coder)

luismp

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Thank you very much max, you are awesome :)

havana24

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Seems to be awesome! I'll wait the android version for testing!
Thanks Max!  :)
My Website: www.havana24.net

Max Finch

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Yeah I don't actually have an Android device for testing so if you'd like to help me out on that shoot me a pm

luismp

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Yeah I don't actually have an Android device for testing so if you'd like to help me out on that shoot me a pm

pm sent  :) :)

havana24

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Sorry I missed your reply Max, are you still need a tester on Android device or you are working with luismp? :)
My Website: www.havana24.net