Integrating AdFalcon with Mediation

This guide is intended for publishers who are interested in using Google Mobile Ads mediation with AdFalcon. It walks through the setup of a mediation adapter to work with your current iOS app and the configuration of additional settings.

AdFalcon Resources
Customer support


Helpful primers

The following Help Center articles provide background information on mediation:

Add AdFalcon to your project

Integrate ads into your app the same as before. To integrate non-interstitial ads (banner size, leaderboard size, and so on), see Banner Ads. To integrate interstitial ads (full-screen ads that mask all other content), see Interstitial Ads.

The following steps change your ad placement into a mediation placement that can show ads from multiple networks.

  1. Download the adapter and SDK for AdFalcon from the resources above.

  2. Add the downloaded network adapter/SDK in Xcode: right-click on your project and click Add Files to project.

  3. Include any frameworks, compiler flags, or linker flags that AdFalcon require. There's no need to write additional code. Mediation invokes the AdFalcon adapter and SDK as necessary to create ads.

Set up event notification

To be notified of ad lifecycle events like impressions, you can implement a GADBannerViewDelegate. When using mediation, this delegate is automatically notified of events from AdFalcon. For example, impressions from any ad network are reported through the adViewDidReceiveAd: method of GADBannerViewDelegate.

Check the value of adNetworkClassName

You can optionally check the adNetworkClassName property on GADBannerView, which returns the ad network class name of the ad network that fetched the current banner once the adViewDidReceiveAd callback is called:


func adViewDidReceiveAd(_ bannerView: GADBannerView) {
  print("Banner adapter class name: \(bannerView.adNetworkClassName)")


- (void)adViewDidReceiveAd:(GADBannerView *)bannerView {
  NSLog(@"Banner adapter class name: %@", bannerView.adNetworkClassName);

Similarly, for interstitials, check the adNetworkClassName property on GADInterstitial inside interstitialDidReceiveAd:


func interstitialDidReceiveAd(_ ad: GADInterstitial) {
  print("Interstitial adapter class name: \(ad.adNetworkClassName)")


- (void)interstitialDidReceiveAd:(GADInterstitial *)interstitial {
  NSLog(@"Interstitial adapter class name: %@", interstitial.adNetworkClassName);
For ads returned from AdMob, adNetworkClassName returns GADMAdapterGoogleAdMobAds. For ads fetched via custom events, it returns GADMAdapterCustomEvents.