Since the Ads API launched in 2013, we have seen amazing growth from our Ad Tech ecosystem of developers. Many developers encounter the same questions as they begin to explore how their solutions can enhance advertiser experience using the API, and we want to help jumpstart your understanding. With the launch of version 1 in March and a growing number of third party libraries, we look forward to seeing even more innovative uses of the ads platform. And whether you already have a great Ad Tech tool or are just getting started, be sure to apply for our #Promote innovation challenge for a chance to win $250,000.
To make it easier for developers to get started, we’re rolling out a playbook series to illustrate the working pieces of the Ads API, and demonstrate the use of the endpoints and tools to achieve your goals. With each piece of the series, you’ll find a thorough written guide as well as code samples to help along the way.
Our first installment of the series is aptly named “Getting Started” in which you’ll learn how to get access to the Ads API. The series then progresses to cover topics such as the “Hierarchy and Terminology” of the platform and “Using Twurl”, our Curl-like CLI for debugging your API requests.
Hierarchy and Terminology
We plan to add several chapters to the playbook including:
In the meantime, you can get started here. Let us know what you think of the series and if you have any questions either by mentioning @AdsAPI or posting on the forum. We’re excited to hear about what you can build with our platform!