Digital Turbine Mediation Integration Guide

This guide instructs you step-by-step on how to set Digital Turbine live as an Ad Network on the Unity LevelPlay Mediation.

Before you start
  • Make sure you have correctly integrated ironSource SDK’s Rewarded Video, Interstitial or Banner into your application.
  • Digital Turbine Supports Android Operating Systems Version 4.1 (API level 16) and up.

Step 1. Create an Digital Turbine Account

  1. Create an account with Digital Turbine. You can do so here.
  2. Once your account has been verified, you can log in to their partner login here.

Step 2. Create an Application and Ad Spot in Digital Turbine

To gain access to Digital Turbine inventory within ironSource platform, you must first add your app and set up Ad Spots in your Digital Turbine account.

  1. Add Your App
    1. Log into your Digital Turbine account, navigate to ‘Inventory’ ‘Manage Apps & Sites’. select ‘Add App Or Site’.
    2. Define the settings of your app.
  2.  Create an Ad Spot
    Once your application has been added, you can create an Ad Spot. In Digital Turbine system Ad Spots defines the Placement & Ad Unit to which Digital Turbine delivers ads.
    1. Select ‘+ New Ad Sopt’
    2. Create the Ad Spot settings:
      1. Ad Spot Name
      2. Select Ad Units: Make sure to chose a single Ad Unit to use in this Ad Spot
    3. Setup Ad Unit:
      1. Interstitial:
        1. Select between Display, Video or both
      2. Banner:
        1. Keep ‘Request Intervals’ Disabled
    4. Save Ad Unit
    5. Continue twice

Step 3. Activate Digital Turbine in the SDK Networks Setup Module

There are a few parameters from your Digital Turbine account which need to be inserted into your SDK Network Setup Module on the ironSource platform in order for Digital Turbine to work correctly in connection with ironSource SDK:

Publisher ID, 

Consumer Key, 

Consumer Secret

This is a unique identifiers for your Digital Turbine account, which allows the ironSource Platform to import performance data from your Digital Turbine account to use in reporting & optimization.
App ID This is a unique identifier of your application in Digital Turbine system.
Ad Spot ID This is the unique spot which Digital Turbine will deliver ads to.

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

  1. Publisher ID,  Consumer Key,  Consumer Secret
    Navigate to the ‘User Profile‘ page and you will locate them on the bottom part of the page under ‘Reporting API Keys’
  2. App ID, Ad Spot ID
    Navigate to ‘Inventory’  ‘Manage Apps & Sites’ ➣ Select the relevant application from the list ➣ Select ‘Integration Options’ from menu on the right.

Configure Digital Turbine Parameters into ironSource  Account

  • Once you have all of these parameters, log in to your ironSource account and go to ‘Monetize‘ ➣ ‘Mediation‘ ➣ ‘SDK Networks‘.
  • Select Digital Turbine from the list of Available Ad Networks and enter the Digital Turbine ‘Publisher ID‘, ‘Consumer Key‘, ‘Consumer Secret‘. Click ‘Save‘.
  • Digital Turbine will then be enabled in the Available Ad Networks table.
  • Make sure to define the app on which you’d like to run Unity LevePlay with Digital Turbine. Go to the Digital Turbine row on the Setup list of Ad Networks and click on the ‘Setup‘ button.
  • Insert the App ID‘ on the application level, and ‘Ad Spot ID‘  for the relevant Ad Units.
  • Click ‘Save’.
  • Activate requested Ad Units.
  • 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 Digital Turbine Adapter to Your Build

Unity Integration Manager (Recommended)

Once you’ve completed SDK integration, you can download Digital Turbine Adapter, using the Unity Integration Manager.

In your Unity Development platform, go to ironSource > Integration Manager

If you already have the latest version of the adapters, the action button will be changed to “Updated”, and will be disabled.

Android (Manual Resolve)

To apply your changes, make sure you use the “Resolve” process. This will download all relevant artifacts, according to your choices. For detailed information see instructions here.

Android Plugin Manual Integration

  1. Download the Digital Turbine android adapter:
    Download adapter and SDK (AAR) from here.
  2. Add the Digital Turbine files to your Unity project:
    Import the files into Assets/Plugins/Android/.


iOS Plugin Manual Integration

  1. Download the Digital Turbine iOS adapter and SDK:
    Download the adapter and SDK files from here.
  2. Add the Digital Turbine files to your Unity project:
    Import framework files into Assets/Plugins/iOS.

Our Unity Plugin adds the necessary frameworks automatically to your Xcode project.

Step 5. Android Network Security Settings

Digital Turbine Android SDK requires clear text traffic permission to localhost, when targeting Android P and using video ads. This should be done by adding an exception rule to ‘localhost’, that can be found in your apps Network Security Configuration.

  • Define the Network Security Configuration xml:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <network-security-config>
        <base-config cleartextTrafficPermitted="true">
            <trust-anchors>
                <certificates src="system" />
                <certificates src="user" />
            </trust-anchors>
        </base-config>
        <debug-overrides>
            <trust-anchors>
                <certificates src="user" />
            </trust-anchors>
        </debug-overrides>
        <domain-config cleartextTrafficPermitted="true">
            <domain includeSubdomains="true">127.0.0.1</domain>
        </domain-config>
    </network-security-config>
    
  • Add the configuration to your application manifest:
    <? xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <manifest ... >
        <application android:networkSecurityConfig="@xml/network_security_config" 
                  ... >
           ...
        </application> 
    </manifest>

You can find more information about it here.

Verify Your Ad-Network Integration

  • Verify your ad network integration with our Integration Helper. The ironSource SDK provides a tool to ensure you’ve successfully integrated our SDK as well as any additional network adapters.
  • Manage the debug logs for your integrated mediation ad networks with this boolean
    IronSource.Agent.setAdaptersDebug(true);

    When set to TRUE, this line of code will enable debug logs to help you troubleshoot issues with all of the mediation ad networks that permit to do so. Remove this code before your app goes live with our ad units! 

Step 6. Digital Turbine Additional Settings

Google Families Policy & DFF

Unity LevelPlay mediation lets publishers communicate Digital Turbine Child-directed settings directly to the Digital Turbine network.. This feature is enabled using ironSource SDK 7.2.5+, Digital Turbine Unity Adapter 4.3.32+.

Use the following syntax, to add support for child audience:

IronSource.setMetaData("DT_IsChild","true");

To learn more about Google Families Policy support under Digital Turbine network visit here.

Done!
You are now all set to deliver Digital Turbine Ads within your application!


What’s Next?

To add additional mediation Ad networks, integrate the ironSource adapters and follow our integration guides.