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android – Loading Ad (adMob) on Background Thread

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I want to load my add on a background thread cause it makes the SlidingMenu laggy upon opening and closing. Should I use a Thread/Handler? Or AsyncTask?

String MY_AD_UNIT_ID = "----";
AdView adView = new AdView(getActivity(), AdSize.BANNER, MY_AD_UNIT_ID);
final LinearLayout adLayout = (LinearLayout) getActivity()
            .findViewById(R.id.adLayout);
adLayout.addView(adView);
adView.loadAd(new AdRequest());
How to&Answers:

I do not believe this can be done as all UI related stuff has to be done on the main thread. The API probably already has a thread to gets the ad on the network. If it didnt android would throw a NetworkOnMainThreadException if any network related stuff is done on the main thread

Answer:

This can be achieved by loading the Ad on UI Thread by runOnUiThread

Call this from onCreate()

    Thread adThread = new Thread()
    {
        @Override
        public void run()
        {
            loadAd();
        }
    };
    adThread.start();

loadAd() method

private void loadAd()
{
    // Banner Ad
    final AdView adview = (AdView) this.findViewById(R.id.adview);

    // Request for ads
    final AdRequest adRequest = new AdRequest.Builder()
            // Time for test devices
            .addTestDevice(AdRequest.DEVICE_ID_EMULATOR)
            .addTestDevice("xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx")
            .addTestDevice("xxxxxxxxxxxxx")
            .build();

    // Load Ads on UI Thread
    runOnUiThread(new Runnable()
    {
        @Override
        public void run()
        {
            adview.loadAd(adRequest);
        }
    });
}

Answer:

You should use MobileAds.initialize() method before ads loading. After that loadAd works faster