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AdMob or other ads in amazon app store apps ?

Hi, We are just wondering if we can add the admob ads and will they show up on all amazon devices as our games are compatible with all amazon devices ? Also we want to do it using a third party extension , it works for google play will it work here at amazon ..... Regards Ron
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Hi sujoy, The problem is that amazon app guys seems to be discontinuing so many services , left right and center and there does not seem to be any place where they provide a clear alternative solution here are a few example - 1) You have decided to stop providing support for the Adobe AIR ANE extension , so now the question is where and how developers who work on Adobe product go now , are they shut out now as they cannot use gamecircle or other services if not where is the alternative ... 2) You have decided to shut out admob , so now the big question is what we do now ... Why are you with drawing support for so many products .... Can you communicate the problem to some one senior in your system ... Regards
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1. Our team is already aware of this. Though I have passed your feedback to them. 2. This is not something that we have decided. From beginning Google services are not supported in Kindle Fire devices. Now that Ad Mob is dependent with Google Services runtime that is unavailable in Kindle devices, we are unable to support it. Thanks.
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#2 is not correct Google Admob is not dependent on Google Play Services APK (installed or not) so it will work on Kindle Fire devices - just try and see yourself. Explanation here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21512637/do-you-really-need-to-check-for-google-play-services-to-use-admob > 1. Our team is already aware of this. Though I have > passed your feedback to them. > 2. This is not something that we have decided. From > beginning Google services are not supported in Kindle > Fire devices. Now that Ad Mob is dependent with > Google Services runtime that is unavailable in Kindle > devices, we are unable to support it. > > Thanks.
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I think the post you are referring to is outdated. The current version of Admob SDK is completely dependent upon the Google Play Services APK that is supposed to be pre-installed on the device. Please refer: Getting started section in https://developer.android.com/google/play-services/ads.html And https://developer.android.com/google/play-services/setup.html#ensure Since Google Play Services apk is not pre-installed on the Kindle Devices, latest Admob integrated apps would not be able to communicate to Google Ad Mob server. Though the old version of Admob is still not discontinued so far and the apps which are integrated with old Admob SDK would be able to fetch ads from Admob server. Please note, Legacy AdMob is going to shut down on August 31, 2014 https://support.google.com/admob/answer/3309397?hl=en All apps what are integrated with Legacy AdMob SDK are supposed to be updated before August 31st. Hope it makes sense. Thanks.
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No it is not outdated. This works with the most latest Admob on Kindle Fire. > I think the post you are referring to is outdated. > The current version of Admob SDK is completely > dependent upon the Google Play Services APK that is > supposed to be pre-installed on the device. > Please refer: > Getting started section in > https://developer.android.com/google/play-services/ads > .html > And > https://developer.android.com/google/play-services/set > up.html#ensure > > Since Google Play Services apk is not pre-installed > on the Kindle Devices, latest Admob integrated apps > would not be able to communicate to Google Ad Mob > server. > > Though the old version of Admob is still not > discontinued so far and the apps which are integrated > with old Admob SDK would be able to fetch ads from > Admob server. > > Please note, Legacy AdMob is going to shut down on > August 31, 2014 > https://support.google.com/admob/answer/3309397?hl=en > > All apps what are integrated with Legacy AdMob SDK > are supposed to be updated before August 31st. > > Hope it makes sense. Thanks.
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To anatolyl's point, AdMob does fill ads on Kindle Fire as long as the library project is included within your build. I validated this on a Kindle Fire HDX with Android Studio with adding compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:+' into my app module's dependencies in Gradle. If you are using another build system or environment, you will need to follow instructions from Google for how to add the Google Play Services library project into your build and runtime dependencies. You won't be able to validate that GMS is installed at runtime nor dynamically update the libraries, per the StackOverflow post that anatolyl has linked to, but you can actually use the library and it will function.
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Hi Doug, I understand that it is ok to submit an android application that shows ads from admob? Message was edited by: nicknametakenandrei
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Hello nicknametakenandrei, We have no problem with you submitting an app that shows ads from AdMob, with the caveats that I have stated above. Of which, there could potentially be technical limitations for showing ads using their API depending on how it is implemented. In general though , it should be fine as long as you keep in mind that our devices do not have any Google Play Services runtime components that aren't included in the library project at compile time. Which also means that in order to upgrade the AdMob implementation, you will need to integrate the latest version of Google Play services in a future version of your app and resubmit it for review. We would also encourage you to test your app including your ads implementation prior to submitting it for review to ensure that ads display properly along with the rest of your apps general test cases.
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