Step 6 Choose the Video Carousel for the second page and open it in the editor. As with the Cover Flow carousel, edit each individual cell of the Video Carousel, selecting your video files, and setting the title of each and the description. I had just five video files, but the carousel looks better with eight or more cells, so I duplicated the content and ended up with 10 cells in total. You can add a background image too, if needed, as set out in the previous step.
Step 7 For the final page, we’ll select the Purchase template. As ads will often be used to sell paid versions of apps within free versions, or additional content in paid apps, Apple has included a handy way to allow viewers to buy directly from within an iAd. To sell an app, open the page in the editor and go to the Inspector panel. Select App and specify the Store ID your app has been given.
Step 8 It’s time to test the iAd. Click on the Simulate button to bring up the iOS Simulator and browse through the screens. Now you can fine-tune details like colours, screen animation settings and fonts. When you’re done, your iAd is ready to be uploaded to Apple’s iAd test servers.
Who: Alex Lokhman is senior developer analyst at the interactive agency Brandwidth, based in Windsor. He has been responsible for backend web development and mobile platforms development, among other areas, and has been involved in iOS device programming for the last two years. Alex was the lead developer on the Headspin: Storybook and Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips apps.
Software: Apple iAd Producer
Time to complete: 30 minutes