I'm having a hard time troubleshooting this. Perhaps someone can tell me what's wrong by this error?
When I run a Debug build it compiles and runs on the emulator just fine, but if I try to run a release build, it throws this error?
My build environment is a bit odd, I am building both Paid and free versions of my app from the same code base.
As a result I have an alternate
FreeEditionAndroidManifest.xml file, that has an appId I created for the free edition of the app. The paid version has an addId associated with that version but ads are never shown.
For the ads themselves, I am only using the adIds associated with the Free edition of the app since the paid never shows ads anyway.
Neither the paid nor the free builds will run release versions. I can only get the log output from the DDMS since it's a release build, and it seems that it's not entirely useful info...
Is this related to the emulator not allowing AdMob to run in production releases?
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class "com.google.android.gms.ads.MobileAdsInitProvider"