What is app-ads.txt?
It is ads.txt for mobile apps. App-ads.txt is an extension of the IAB ads.txt initiative launched for websites in 2017. Authorized Digital Sellers for Mobile Apps (app-ads.txt) has been released by the IAB to allow mobile app publishers to publicly declare the specific advertising systems which are authorized to sell their digital advertising inventory.
How does app-ads.txt work for mobile apps?
App-ads.txt is a plain text file hosted on the domain of the app developer's website to identify the authorized digital sellers. This method allows advertisers to trust that they are buying authentic app inventory. Buyers that bid on app inventory can use the app-ads.txt which has been declared by the app developer on their website in order to verify that their impressions come from authorized sellers.
Do app developers need a domain, hosting service or web?
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