Easiest way to dd AdMob/iAd support to cordova apps, less code, smaller package
Liming Xie1.0.01
platforms: android,ios,wp8
$ cordova plugin add com.rjfun.cordova.plugin.easyad


This is the easiest way to add Ad to your cordova apps, less code and smaller package size.

  • How easy? Single line of js code.

  • How small the package can be? Android APK, ~578KB. iOS IPA, ~228KB. (measured with single HTML page, without splash images)

Platform SDK supported (SDK included):

  • Android, using AdMob, Google Play Service v4.4.
  • iOS, using Apple iAd instead of AdMob (to minimize package size)


  • Cordova >= 2.9.0

See Also

Besides EasyAd plugin, there are some other options, all working on cordova:

How to use?

To install this plugin, follow the Command-line Interface Guide.

cordova plugin add https://github.com/floatinghotpot/cordova-plugin-easyad.git 

Note: Ensure you have a proper AdMob account and create an Id for your android app. For iOS, admob key not needed, since it will link to your Apple Id.

Quick start with cordova CLI

cordova create testad com.rjfun.testad TestAd
cd testad
cordova platform add android
cordova platform add ios
cordova plugin add https://github.com/floatinghotpot/cordova-plugin-easyad.git
rm -r www/*
cp plugins/com.rjfun.cordova.plugin.easyad/test/* www/
cordova prepare; cordova run android; cordova run ios;
// or import into Xcode / eclipse

Javascript API


  • showBanner(true/false, options, success, fail);
  • removeBanner(success, fail);
  • requestInterstital(options, success, fail);
  • showInterstitial(success, fail);


  • for banner: onReceiveAd, onFailedToReceiveAd, onPresentAd, onDismissAd, onLeaveToAd
  • for interstitial: onReceiveInterstitialAd, onPresentInterstitialAd, onDismissInterstitialAd

Example code

Call the following code inside onDeviceReady(), because only after device ready you will have the plugin working.

// --- copy the code snippets to your js file --
function initAd(){
    if ( window.plugins && window.plugins.EasyAd ) {
        var ad = window.plugins.EasyAd;

        window.showBanner = ad.showBanner;
        window.requestInterstitial = ad.requestInterstitial;
        window.showInterstitial = ad.showInterstitial;

    } else {
        // avoid error when running your web app in PC broswer
        window.showBanner = function(){};
        window.requestInterstitial = function(){};
        window.showInterstitial = function(){};

function registerAdEvents() {
    document.addEventListener('onReceiveAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onFailedToReceiveAd', function(data){
    document.addEventListener('onPresentAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onDismissAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onLeaveToAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onReceiveInterstitialAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onPresentInterstitialAd', function(){
    document.addEventListener('onDismissInterstitialAd', function(){
// --- end of snippets ---

var admob_ios_key = 'ca-app-pub-6869992474017983/4806197152';
var admob_android_key = 'ca-app-pub-6869992474017983/9375997553';
var admob_id = (/(android)/i.test(navigator.userAgent)) ? admob_android_key : admob_ios_key;

var adOptions = {
        publisherId: admob_id,
            bannerAtTop: false, // by default, false. set to true, to make banner at top
            overlap: false,  // by default, false. set to true, to allow banner view overlap web content
            offsetTopBar: false, // by default, false. set to true, to avoid ios 7 status bar overlap
            isTesting: false, // by default, false. set to true, for testing purpose
        autoShow: true // false by default, set to true to display interstitial ad once loaded.

function inYourCode() {
    // some where after onDeviceReady

    // the most simple code to show Ad
    showBanner(true, adOptions);

See the working example code in demo under test folder, and here are some screenshots.


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