firebase_admob

A plugin for Flutter that supports loading and displaying banner, interstitial (full-screen), and rewarded video ads using the Firebase AdMob API.

Warning: This plugin is still under development, some AdMob features are not available yet and testing has been limited. Feedback and Pull Requests are welcome.

Initializing the plugin

Before any other methods are invoked, the plugin must be initialized with an AdMob App ID:

FirebaseAdMob.instance.initialize(appId: appId);

Using banners and interstitials

Banner and interstitial ads must be created with an AdMob ad unit ID, and they can include targeting information:

MobileAdTargetingInfo targetingInfo = new MobileAdTargetingInfo(
  keywords: <String>['foo', 'bar'],
  contentUrl: 'http://foo.com/bar.html',
  birthday: new DateTime.now(),
  childDirected: true,
  gender: "male", // or "female", "unknown"
);

BannerAd myBanner = new BannerAd(
  adUnitId: myBannerAdUnitId,
  targetingInfo: targetingInfo,
);

InterstitialAd myInterstitial = new InterstitialAd(
  adUnitId: myInterstitalAdUnitId,
  targetingInfo: targetingInfo,
);

Ads must be loaded before they're shown.

myBanner
  ..load() // typically this happens well before the ad is shown
  ..show();
// InterstitialAds are loaded and shown in the same way

BannerAd and InterstitialAd objects can be disposed to free up plugin resources. Disposing a banner ad that's been shown removes it from the screen. Interstitial ads, however, can't be programatically removed from view.

Banner and interstitial ads can be created with a MobileAdEvent listener. The listener can be used to detect when the ad has actually finished loading (or failed to load at all).

Using rewarded video ads

Unlike banners and interstitials, rewarded video ads are loaded one at a time via a singleton object, RewardedVideoAd.instance. Its load method takes an AdMob ad unit ID and an instance of MobileAdTargetingInfo:

RewardedVideoAd.instance.load(myAdMobAdUnitId, targetingInfo);

To listen for events in the rewarded video ad lifecycle, apps can define a function matching the RewardedVideoAdListener typedef, and assign it to the listener instance variable in RewardedVideoAd. If set, the listener function will be invoked whenever one of the events in the RewardedVideAdEvent enum occurs. After a rewarded video ad loads, for example, the RewardedVideoAdEvent.loaded is sent. Any time after that, apps can show the ad by calling show:

RewardedVideoAd.instance.show();

When the AdMob SDK decides it's time to grant an in-app reward, it does so via the RewardedVideoAdEvent.rewarded event:

RewardedVideoAd.instance.listener =
    (RewardedVideoAdEvent event, [String rewardType, int rewardAmount]) {
  if (event == RewardedVideoAdEvent.rewarded) {
    setState(() {
      // Here, apps should update state to reflect the reward.
      _goldCoins += rewardAmount;
    });
  }
};

Because RewardedVideoAd is a singleton object, it does not offer a dispose method.

Limitations

This is just an initial version of the plugin. There are still some limitiations:

  • Banner ads always appear at the bottom of the screen. They can't be positioned or animated into view.
  • It's not possible to specify a banner ad's size.
  • There's no support for native ads.
  • The existing tests are fairly rudimentary.
  • There is no API doc.
  • The example should demonstrate how to show gate a route push with an interstitial ad

For Flutter plugins for other Firebase products, see FlutterFire.md.

Libraries

firebase_admob