A UIViewController used to display Google Banner and Interstitial Ads.
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McAdViewController is a UIViewController used to display Google Banner and Interstitial Ads. Animation and rotation ready, this view controller will automatically resize child view controllers so you can focus on developing without the burden of doing this yourself.


  1. Run pod install like normal, then add McAdViewController to your project
  2. Remove Main interface from your targets General Settings
  3. Uncheck initial View Controller in your storyboard.
  4. Tag your view controller with an Id
  5. In your AppDelegate do something similar to the below. Don't forget to put in your own applicationId, ect...
class AppDelegate: UIResponder, UIApplicationDelegate {

    var window: UIWindow?
    var mcAdViewController:McAdViewController?

    func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

        window = UIWindow(frame: UIScreen.main.bounds)

        let storyboard = UIStoryboard(name: "Main", bundle: nil)

        // Be sure to tag your view controller in the storyboard.
        let viewController:ViewController = storyboard.instantiateViewController(withIdentifier: "ViewControllerId") as! ViewController

        // Initialize McAdViewcontroller and pass your 'contentController' viewController
        mcAdViewController = McAdViewController(contentController: viewController, // Required
                                                applicationId: "ca-app-pub-<YOUR APP ID>", // Required
                                                bannerAdUnitId: "ca-app-pub-<YOUR BANNER ID>", // Conditional Optional - Required if interstantialAdUnitId not provided
                                                interstantialAdUnitId: "ca-app-pub-<YOUR INT ID>", // Conditional Optional - Required if bannerAdUnitId not provided
                                                isBannerBottom: false, // Optional - Default: true
                                                debug: true) // Optional - Default: false
        // safeAreaColor defaults to black
        mcAdViewController?.safeAreaColor = .red

        // Set McAdViewController as the root
        window!.rootViewController = mcAdViewController!

        return true

Displaying Interstitial Ads and Removing the Banner Ad

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    let app:AppDelegate = UIApplication.shared.delegate as! AppDelegate

    @IBAction func displayInterstitial(_ sender: UIButton) {

      // Display Interstitial Ad from Root ViewController

      // Display Interstitial Ad from a Non-root ViewController.
      // ie. You subsequently presented a ViewController modally.
      //app.mcAdViewController?.displayInterstitial(fromViewController: <Not McAdViewController>)

    @IBAction func removeBannerAd(_ sender: UIButton) {
      // Remove the banner ad because, reasons.


To run the example project, clone the repo, run pod install then run it in from Xcode.

Note: Be sure to put in your own applicationId, ect... in the AppDelegate


  • Swift 4
  • Xcode 9


Unfortunately, McAdViewController is NOT available through CocoaPods due to Google distributing static libraries. Discussed at length here.

  • Add the following line to your Podfile:
pod 'Google-Mobile-Ads-SDK', '~> 7.29'

puts "Downloading McAdViewController..."
require 'open-uri'
open('./McAdViewController.swift', 'wb') do |file|
  file << open('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kmcgill88/McAdViewController/master/McAdViewControllerExample/McAdViewController.swift').read
puts "Successfully downloaded McAdViewController! :)"

Optional Installation

  • To stay on tagged release, replace master with the tag number. ie. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kmcgill88/McAdViewController/1.0.0/McAdViewControllerExample/McAdViewController.swift
  • To change the download directory, replace McAdViewControllerExample with your project folder name ie:
open('./<YOUR PROJECT NAME>/McAdViewController.swift', 'wb') do |file|


Kevin McGill, kevin@mcgilldevtech.com


McAdViewController is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.