Testing Integration: Test Mode & Test Devices

Our testing options allow you to make sure SDK integration and placement configuration are optimal for monetization without disrupting your user experience or your apps. There are two ways you can test Vungle Ads via the Publisher Self-Serve UI. Based on your specific scenario in the SDK integration process, you may want to utilize one and/or the other.

Heads Up

While you’re testing ads, you will receive a selection of catered test ads for non-live applications. Due to the small pool of test ads, these ads will repeat on a frequent cycle.

 

Test Mode

Setting your application to test mode (orange orb) is beneficial if you have not set your app live in the app store and are simply ensuring our SDK is properly integrated for the first time. If your app is in test mode, you will not be able to download any of the apps advertised while testing. Additionally, the Publisher Self-Serve Platform will not report on these tests, and you will not receive revenue. Test ads are used only to verify that you have integrated the SDK correctly. This reporting functionality becomes available once your app has been switched to active mode (green orb). When an application is set to test mode, test ads will be delivered to all devices.

Using the Test Mode Feature:

  • Go to your publisher self-serve platform.
  • Select the app you need to test with from either the left navigation or the Applications page.
  • Click Edit App Settings or App Settings.
  • In the Overview tab for the “Status” field, select Test Mode (receiving test ads).
  • Click Save.

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Note

Once test mode is enabled, it may take up to 30 minutes to reflect changes and serve test ads to all your devices. You MUST turn off test mode before going active in our platform or else your app will fail to monetize. Test ads will only reflect some dashboard settings; however, advanced features will not be reflected. Interstitial and Rewarded placement types are only supported. 

 


 

Test Devices

Vungle’s Test Device feature is primarily useful when you are already monetizing with Vungle and your application is set to active but wish to test out a newly integrated Vungle SDK prior to setting your updated application version live in its respective app store. It’s beneficial if you want to selectively turn on test traffic for a set of devices as you already have a prior version of the SDK integrated for this particular app, thereby restricting your testing to only a few devices.

When an app is moved to active, test ads will be delivered to the device whose IDFA/ GAID is entered and saved in the Publisher Self-Serve Platform, which enables your devices to receive test ads on QA devices while mobile end-users will continue to receive live ads from your live application in the particular store. 

Applications advertised in the test ads via the test devices added will not be able to be downloaded. Additionally, the Publisher Self-Serve Platform will not report on these tests and you will not receive revenue. This is because test ads are used only to verify that you have integrated the SDK correctly. 

Using the Test Device Feature:

  • Go to your publisher self-serve platform.
  • Select the app you need to test with from either the left navigation or the Applications page.
  • Click Edit App Settings or App Settings.
  • Select the Test Devices tab.
  • Name your test device and add its IDFA or GAID. Where do I find this?
  • Click Add to add this device. You can add more devices if you want.
  • Vungle will now read your device’s ID and send test ads to that device.
  • Click the trash icon to remove a test device.

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Note

Once enabled it may take up to 30 minutes to reflect changes and serve test ads to all your devices. Test ads that run will only reflect some dashboard settings, as advanced features will not be reflected. Interstitial and Rewarded placement types are only supported.

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