# Quick Start with Google Admob

This walkthrough shows how to show Google Admob's Native Ads in story format with Storyly in your Android application.

You can also check out the demo on GitHub

Storyly Demo for Kotlin (opens new window)

Storyly Demo for Java (opens new window)

Before you begin

This walkthrough contains sample instance information. However, if you want to work with your own content as well, please login into Storyly Dashboard (opens new window) and get your instance token.

The sample instance information for testing purposes;

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Also, you need to update required settings from Storyly Dashboard Ad Settings (opens new window) to enable Ads in the instance.

Before you begin

Please check Google AdMob Mobile Ads SDK(Android) Quick Start Guide (opens new window) for correct integration.

You need to create a Native Ad Unit Id (opens new window) or for testing purposes use Test Ads (opens new window)

# Installation

First, declare the dependency for the Storyly Monetization SDK in your app’s module Gradle file (usually app/build.gradle).





 




android {
    dependencies {
        ...
        // You should add this line
        implementation 'com.appsamurai.storyly:storyly-monetization:<latest-version>'
        ...
    }
}

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Please do not forget to replace <latest-version>. The latest version is Maven Central (opens new window)

WARNING

Storyly Monetization SDK targets Android API level 17 (Android 4.2, Jelly Bean) or higher.

WARNING

You need to add Java 1.8 compatibility configuration as well. In your app’s module Gradle file (usually app/build.gradle), please add the following instructions:




 
 



android {
    compileOptions {
        // You should add these two lines
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    }
}

# Initialize StorylyAdProvider

You need to set a StorylyAdProvider to your StorylyView instance to enable monetization feature.

    Just hit the run. Now, you should be able to enjoy Storyly with ads 🎉!