Successfully implemented iAd adverts generate revenue for the developer. This course teaches how to integrate iAd adverts into apps. This course will also show developers the different types of adverts available within the iAd platform: from banner adverts to full-screen adverts designed for tablets. The course will also cover best practices and testing strategies for iAd implementation.
Rag Dhiman is an experienced programmer who enjoys finding clean and expandable solutions to technological problems. He is MCPD and MCTS certified and a keen independent iOS developer with many Apps on the App Store.
Introduction Hi this is Rag Dhiman from Pluralsight. Welcome to the iAd Fundamentals course. In this course you will learn how to integrate adverts into your iOS apps using the iAd framework. These are adverts that will generate you revenue and these are adverts which are provided by Apple using the iAd framework and because these adverts and the iAd framework are provided by Apple they integrate into your iOS app in a slick and smooth manner. And because of this they actually add to your app and improve the users experience of using your app and because the iAd framework is native to the iOS development platform its integration can be very flexible and in this course we will learn exactly how to implement the iAd framework in order to provide adverts within our applications. A means of generating revenue in a market where most apps are free now is very important and this is what the iAd framework provides. This is the introduction module of the course and in this module we will cover what the iAd framework is. We will also look at why we should use iAd adverts and the types of iAd adverts available with the iAd framework. We will also look at how the iAd framework works with something called the iAd network in order to provide adverts within your iOS apps. We will then progress onto demonstrating the two main advert types, the banner advert type and the full-screen advert type. We will also demo how to add the iAd framework to an existing app or a new app so that it's ready for the implementation of the adverts within your app. We will then finish off the module by summarizing the key points we have learned within this module.
Banner Advert Hi this Rag Dhiman from Pluralsight and welcome to the banner advert module. The banner advert type is one of the most popular advert types available from the iAd framework. This advert type is popular for two reasons, the first reason is it can generate you more revenue because it's an advert type which can sit alongside your content and display adverts more often. The other reason why it's popular is it only takes a part of the screen so it doesn't really obstruct the user from using your app. It basically gives the user the option to carry on interacting with your app or to look at the actual advert itself and interact with the advert and if they do choose to do that it will generate you revenue. So if you do have space within your app this is one of the best advert types to have within your app because it gives you more opportunity to generate revenue. Okay we will start off the module by first looking at the banner advert itself, exactly what it is and how we can use it. We will then progress onto looking at an advanced implementation and a simple implementation of the banner advert and how they compare. We will then look at the advanced implementation in detail and we will show you a demo app which uses the advanced implementation, then we will look at the code for the demo app so you know exactly how to carry out the advanced implementation. We will then start looking at the simple implementation and then again we will look at a demo app and its code and you will learn how to carry out the simple implementation. We will then finish off with a summary and then hopefully by the end of the module you can choose between advanced implementation and simple implementation. You will know exactly which fits your needs.
Full-screen Advert Hi this is Rag Dhiman from Pluralsight. Welcome to the iAd full-screen advert module. In this module we'll look at the second type of advert available from the iAd framework, the full-screen advert type. This advert type by default fills a whole screen and only appears under certain circumstances. Unlike the banner advert type it does not sit alongside your content, but instead appears when you are moving from screen to screen or when you are scrolling through content. So in this module we'll start off by looking at exactly what the full screen advert type is and then we will look at an advanced and a simple implementation of the full-screen advert type and then in detail we will go through the advanced implementation discussing its points and looking at a demo and a demo of the code where we carry out the advanced implementation. In the second half of the module we will look at the simple implementation in detail. We will look at a demo and we will look at the demo at code level and then we will finish the module off with a summary. Hopefully by the end of the module you'll know exactly what the full-screen advert type is and exactly where you would need it and how to carry out the actual implementation using both the advanced technique and the simple technique.
iAd App Deployment Hi this is Rag Dhiman and welcome to the iAd app deployment module. In this module we'll look at all the things you need to consider before your app is ready for deployment and before your app is ready for submission to the Apple app review process. We will start off by looking at the banner advert checklist. Basically all the things you need to take into account before your app, which features a banner advert, is ready for submission to the review process. We will then look at a similar list for the full-screen advert and again review all the requirements that are required for the full-screen advert before an app featuring full-screen advert is ready for the review process. We will then finish off the module by looking at requirements for testing and things you need to take into account when testing your applications that feature iAd adverts. And then we will also look at the requirements for deployment. Hopefully by the end of the module you'll know exactly what's required in order to get your app successfully through the review process so that the iAd integration successfully passes the review process and your app is released into the App Store.