Following on from the last two articles :
this article came about as a result of new Apps I have been developing / enhancing for Windows Phone 8.
In the past I have used Microsoft’s’ own Advertising SDK but for I thought it would be interesting to try out Nokia’s new advertising SDK*. Further down the line I will blog some results and contrast these with those resulting from the use of the Microsoft SDK.
Getting started is easy, sign up and download the SDK from this page:
I followed the instructions on the developer wiki for Windows 8 Phones here:
This will take you through the three basic steps:
- Adding the SDK to your project.
- Adding required references and capabilities.
- Displaying ads within the application.
The approach looks to be marginally simpler than the Microsoft SDK though both are very easy to implement.
I opted to Add everything using code:
I’m not sure about the value of the optional parameters but decided to add them anyway
NB Note the reference to App.NokiaID – this is the App ID that is given when you add an App in the Ad Exchange Web Site below (I simply declared it in App.Config for tidiness sake). The ID should look something Like:
Payments are monthly and are triggered as soon as you go over the $200 threshold (I have to say that probably equates to never for me but hey, lets’ not be too pesimistic!)
And that is all there is to it.
If you would like to see an example of the Ads that the App serves up check out one of the following Apps (make sure you select the free trial)
1. Which Diet?
2. Fishing Tips
* Which is actually a badged version of the Ad SDK from Inneractive.