Tapjoy Mediation Integration Guide for SDK 6.4 and Below

This guide will instruct you step-by-step on how to set Tapjoy live as an Ad Network on the ironSource Mediation platform. The integration process is completed in a few simple steps:

  1. Create a Tapjoy Account
  2. Create an Application in Tapjoy
  3. Add Placements, Virtual Currency and Content
  4. Activate Tapjoy in Your ironSource Network Setup Module
  5. Add the Tapjoy Adapter to Your Build
  6. Update AndroidManifest.xml

Before You Start

Make sure you have correctly integrated ironSource‘s Rewarded Videoor Interstitial into your application.

Step 1. Create an Tapjoy Account

  1. Create an account with Tapjoy. You can do so here.
  2. Click on the link in the confirmation email to verify your account. Once your account has been verified, you can log in to their partner login here.

Step 2. Create an Application in Tapjoy

To gain access to Tapjoy’s inventory within ironSource‘s Mediation platform, you must first add your app and set up Ad Zones in your Tapjoy account.

  1. Add Your App

    1. Log into your Tapjoy account.
      1. If you are a new user on Tapjoy you will be presented with this window, and can simply select ‘Create App‘:
        Tapjoy 1
      2. If you are a registered user, add an app by clicking on the top-right corner and select ‘+Add App‘:
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    2. Define the settings of your app:
      1. Platform – iOS or Android or both
        Note: Note: While Tapjoy allows you to create your app with both platforms, you will need a unique Tapjoy SDK Key per platform (iOS + Android) to enable it in your ironSource account. If you use a combined Dashboard on Tapjoy it will give you both an iOS and Android SDK key.
      2. App Name
      3. Orientation 
      4. Time Zone
      5. Currency
      6. Select ‘Create Now’ to finish.
        Tapjoy 2

Step 3. Add Placement, Virtual Currency and Content

  1. Ad Placement

    Once your application has been added, Tapjoy will create default placements for you. Placements are the ad zones to which Tapjoy delivers ads. This will thus be the placement in your app where Tapjoy’s Video or Interstitial will be triggered through ironSource‘s Mediation.
    Important! Placements must be user-initiated to work in conjunction with ironSource‘s Mediation platform.

    1. Go to the Monetization tab in the top menu and in the left side bar select ‘Placements‘.
      Click on the settings icon on one of the default placements:
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    2. If you are using the auto created placements, you can rename the placement if you wish. Note that the placement name must later be inserted on the ironSource Dashboard. If you are serving both Tapjoy’s Video and Interstitial, you will need two separate placements, one for Rewarded Video and another for Interstitial.
      ironSource TJ Auto Placement
      Next, set the placement Type to ‘a fixed location outside of gameplay (in-app store, settings etc.)‘. This will ensure this ad placement is user-initiated. Click ‘Save‘.
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    3. If you decide to create a new placement to work in conjunction with ironSource‘s mediation platform, select ‘Create Placement’ on the right-hand side.
      ironSource TJ Create Placement
    4. Enter the name and description for this placement. Set the placement Type to ‘a fixed location outside of gameplay (in-app store, settings etc.)‘. This will ensure this ad placement is user-initiated. Click ‘Create‘.
      ironSource TJ Create New Placement
  2. Virtual Currency
    Next, you need to add a virtual currency to your Tapjoy account. All content units on Tapjoy must be associated with a virtual currency. Learn more on creating a Tapjoy Virtual currency on the Tapjoy Knowledge Center.
    1. In the Monetization tab, navigate to the Virtual Currency section.
      ironSource TJ Create Virtual Currency
    2. Select the ‘Create Virtual Currency’ button on the top right.
      ironSource TJ VIrtual Currency Button
    3. The below window will appear. Remain on the Tapjoy Managed area, as your virtual currency on Tapjoy should be a managed currency in order to work in conjunction with ironSource‘s Mediation platform. Fill in the relevant details:
      1. Platform: iOS or Android
      2. Currency Name, e.g. coins, gold, chips, etc.
      3. Currency Usage Description
      4. Exchange Rate
      5. Initial Balance, the currency amount your user is given when s/he starts using your app.
      6. In-app virtual currency exchange to real world resources: no
        You can disregard the other steps as they are not required fields; leave them as is.
        ironSource TJ Managed Virtual Currency
    4. Click ‘Create Now‘ and you will then see your defined virtual currency as Enabled on your Virtual Currency dashboard.
      ironSource TJ Enabled Virtual Currency
  3. Content Unit
    Lastly, you must add the relevant content card to the placement. Our mediation platform supports both Rewarded Video and Interstitial content for Tapjoy.
    1. To add content to your placements, go to ‘Monetization‘ on the top menu bar. Navigate to ‘Create Content‘ on the left sidebar. You will then see the list of Tapjoy’s Monetization products. Supersonic TJ Mediation Content Creation
    2. Next, select the relevant ad unit you’d like to serve through ironSource‘s Mediation platform.
      1. To serve Rewarded Video, select Video by clicking ‘Create‘.
        Do not select Mediated Video, as this is geared to Tapjoy’s communication within their mediation SDK.Supersonic TJ Mediation Video
      2. To serve Interstitial, select Interstitial by clicking ‘Create‘.
        ironSource TJ Interstitial
    3. Next, fill out the following form:
      1. Content Name & Description
      2. Platform– if your app supports both platforms, create two separate content units for each platform.
        Mediation TJ Basic Info
      3. Targeting– leave this section as is.
      4. Placement– select the relevant placement created to run in conjuction with ironSource’s Mediation.
        Supersonic Mediation TJ Placements Info
      5. Schedule & Frequency– leave this section as is.
      6. Virtual Currency– select the virtual currency created in the former step.
        Note: Note: Tapjoy Content Units must be associated with a virtual currency, even if you are using ironSource rewards to reward your users. Learn more on creating a Tapjoy Virtual currency on the Tapjoy Knowledge Center.
      7. Click ‘Save‘.
  • When serving Tapjoy’s Rewarded Video through the ironSource Mediation platform, you should set the Tapjoy reward to zero and hide their reward message. This will ensure you don’t reward the user twice and will prevent user confusion when seeing a Tapjoy generated message with a different reward amount.
  • When serving Tapjoy’s Interstitials on our Mediation platform, you will need to turn off rewards as the Interstitials you serve through our Mediation are non-incentivized.

To do either of the above actions, please contact your Tapjoy account manager or email support@tapjoy.com. Be sure to include the following information when contacting the Tapjoy team; the login of your Tapjoy dashboard account, the complete name of your App (including platform: iOS/Android), and the name of the relevant Tapjoy content card and placement. 

Step 3. Activate Tapjoy in Your ironSource Network Setup Module

There are a few pieces of data from your Tapjoy account which need to be inserted into your ironSource Network Setup Module in order for Tapjoy to work correctly in connection with ironSource:

SDK Key This is the unique identifier of your application in Tapjoy’s system.
Reporting API Key This is the unique identifier for the Supersonic (by ironSource) Mediation platform in Tapjoy’s system.
Placement Name This is the unique zone which Tapjoy will deliver ads through.

Once you obtain this information, you must configure Tapjoy’s Parameters in your ironSource Account. By adding the above information correctly, you will be able to take full advantage of Tapjoy’s ad inventory and reporting data on ironSource’s Mediation platform.

  1. SDK Key
    Navigate to the ‘Settings‘ tab on the top menu and choose App Settings from the dropdown. On the App Info page, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under Application Platforms, you’ll find the SDK Key for the app you want to run Tapjoy’s Video ads with on the ironSource Mediation platform:
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  2. Reporting API Key
    On the same page as the SDK Key, simply navigate to the ‘Mediation Keys‘ tab. There you will find a dedicated API Key for Supersonic (by ironSource):
  3. Placement Name
    Under ‘Monetization‘, navigate to ‘Placements‘ ➣ User Initiated tab. There you will see the Placement Name.

Configure Tapjoy’s Parameters into ironSource Account

  • Once you have all of these parameters, log in to your ironSource account and in the left sidebar, navigate to ‘Monetize‘ ➣ ‘Mediation‘ ➣ ‘Network Setup‘. There you will see a list of all supported mediation networks.ironsource-platform-mediation-network-setup
  • Select Tapjoy from the list of Available Ad Networks and click on ‘Activate‘ and then ‘Save‘.  Tapjoy will then be enabled in the Available Ad Networks table.
  • Make sure to select the app on which you’d like to run ironSource’s Mediation with Tapjoy. Next, go to Tapjoy in the Setup list of Ad Networks and click on the ‘Define‘ icon.
  • Insert the ‘SDK Key‘ and ‘Placement Name’ for the relevant ad unit. Set status to Active and click ‘Save’.
  • You will then see Tapjoy as Active for the defined app and ad unit on your Mediation Setup dashboard.
  • New! Verify your integration with the Reporting API; this column will check your integration through the Reporting API and return three possible responses: Verified, Failed and No Response. Double check your integration and the information you entered above; then click ‘Retry‘ until you see ‘Verified’.

Step 4. Add the Tapjoy Adapter to Your Build


ironSource supports both Gradle dependencies and manual download mechanisms.


  1. Make sure the following Maven URL exist in your build.gradle script of your app module (should appear only once for all the adapters).
    repositories {
    maven {
    url "https://dl.bintray.com/supersonic/android-adapters"
    }Add the adapter's Maven name to your build.gradle script of your app module.
    dependencies {
       compile 'com.supersonic.adapters:tapjoyadapter:2.1.2@jar'

Manual download:

  1. Download the Tapjoy Adapter:
    Add the Tapjoy Adapter to your build. You can find the latest Tapjoy Adapter here.
    Important! The Tapjoy Adapter also contains the Tapjoy jar. You DON’T need to additionally add the Tapjoy jar directly.
  2. Add the Tapjoy Adapter to your Project:
    After you download the Adapter; drop the Tapjoy Adapter jar into the libs folder in your Android Project.
    Supersonic Mediation Drop Libs
  3. Make sure you add the following to your Gradle build file under the dependencies section:
  4. compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])

Step 5. Update AndroidManifest.xml

Manifest Permissions
Add the following permissions inside the manifest tag but outside the <application> tag:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />

Manifest Activities
Add the following activities inside the <application> tag on your manifest:

    android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Translucent.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" />
    android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden|screenSize" />
    android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden|screenSize" />
    android:hardwareAccelerated="true" />

Verify Your Ad-Network Integration

The ironSource SDK provides an easy way to verify that your mediation integration was completed successfully. To verify your ironSource and additional Ad Networks integration, follow this document.


You are now all set to deliver Tapjoy Ads within your application!

What’s Next?

To add additional Ad networks, follow the integration guides on our Supported Ad Networks list.