In-house mediation is not publicly available
In-house bidding with Audience Network is currently in Closed Beta and is not publicly available. We'll provide further updates if this changes.
As an alternative, you can access Audience Network Bidding through one of the mediation platforms we partner with.
Bidding Kit 3.0 is a lightweight SDK that acts as a client side adapter for publishers using Bidding Kit Server to enable bidding and improve yield. It comprises of:
In-house publishers using Bidding Kit Server.
It is not aimed at publishers using a mediation partner.
Bidding Kit acts as a bridge between Bidding Kit Server and the mediation system in your app.
It does not manage ad loading and display logic; your existing system continues to handle this.
In practice, the flow is slightly more complex as Bidding Kit has to integrate with certain aspects of your mediation system. See System Flow for details.
The flow works as follows:
Upon launch, the mediation system retrieves waterfall config from server (standard implementation).
For each impression opportunity, client-side mediation calls to Audience Network's bidding kit manager to run the auction logic and dynamically merge results with waterfall. (Auction Manager, Dynamic Merge, and Reporting are internal classes and are used here for illustration purposes):
Ads are loaded in the background by the mediation system.
Client logic attempts to display an ad (e.g. interstitial/video/etc.)
The mediation selects the demand sources to display the ad based on price and availability
The mediation selects the right adapter and an ad is shown