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How to add AdWhirl to an Android app (part 2)

After my earlier post, I found another way of doing this which relies on setting the ad placement in a layout.  This also is pretty easy

As I was getting poor results from AdMob I decided to add AddWhirl to my android app so I could use multiple ad providers.  Little did I know that the documentation for AdWhirl was going to be so bad!  A google search didn't help much, just lots of other people wanting to do the same and getting stuck or confused.  The official instructions didn't help much (https://www.adwhirl.com/doc/android/AdWhirlAndroidSDKSetup.html) - as soon as I had started I got a compile error because of something ommitted from the instructions.

So I set out to solve the problem on my own.

1. Set your app up on your chosen Ad provider website (or multiple, but for this explanation I'll go with Admob).  You'll need the ID

2. Set your app up on the AdWhirl website.  Add the ad provider (in this case AdMob) and enter the ID.  Switch it on!  You'll need the …

How to add AdWhirl to an Android app (with decent instructions!)

As I was getting poor results from AdMob I decided to add AddWhirl to my android app so I could use multiple ad providers.  Little did I know that the documentation for AdWhirl was going to be so bad!

A google search didn't help much, just lots of other people wanting to do the same and getting stuck or confused.  The official instructions didn't help much (https://www.adwhirl.com/doc/android/AdWhirlAndroidSDKSetup.html) - as soon as I had started I got a compile error because of something ommitted from the instructions.

So I set out to solve the problem on my own.  In the end the solution was pretty easy:

1. Set your app up on your chosen Ad provider website (or multiple, but for this explanation I'll go with Admob).  You'll need the ID

2. Set your app up on the AdWhirl website.  Add the ad provider (in this case AdMob) and enter the ID.  Switch it on!  You'll need the AdWhirl ID later, but not the AdMob one as AdWhirl handles that for you

3. Download the AdMob (…