Test Devices

Test Devices open up additional Tapjoy features when you are developing your application. Devices registered as ‘Test Devices’ can view content cards set to "only for test devices". This lets you test specific content units without showing them to all users. Test Devices will automatically turn on Tapjoy Debug Logging for themselves after the SDK connects to the server.

Setting up test devices involves finding the advertising ID on the device and adding that ID to the Tapjoy Dashboard "App Settings/Test device” panel.

If you are interested in learning more about the Advertising ID, check out Google’s documentation here.

1. Adding a test device to the Tapjoy Developer Console

The easiest way to add a test device to the test device list is to use the Tapjoy "Developer Console". The "Developer Console" can be found by navigating to the upper right under Tools/Developer Console.


Make sure your app is in debug mode. After navigating to the "Developer Console" run your app on your device and make sure you have connected to Tapjoy. Once this is done you can find your device in the list by clicking the ‘User Info’ button and confirm your device by ip address or other information provided in the details page. Once you have confirmed your device click on the +Add to add your device to the test devices page. If for some reason you can not find your device please see sections below for other methods.

2. Finding your device’s Advertising ID

If you have too many transactions hitting your app and your device can not be found in the "Developer Console" there are other methods to find your advertising ID. Listed in this section are other options.

“The Identifiers App”

– For iOS devices the simplest method to find the advertising ID is to use a free app called "The Identifiers". You can get it on iTunes here.

Once you install this app you can copy the Advertising ID and then email yourself the Advertising ID.

3. Registering your test device on the Tapjoy Dashboard

Once you have obtained the advertising ID, go to your application’s Settings/ Test Device page. Here you can enter the Advertising ID – this will set your device as a test device for your application.


You can then use test device features. For example, content cards that have ‘Only for Test Devices’ enabled can only be viewed by test devices.


Note that test devices with invalid ids such as all 0’s won’t be allowed.