Do I really need the google play service library?


HI all,

As you all know the google play service library is a monster. It has close to 30k methods. Thus, do we really need this library? Will I have any issues if I include the google-play-ads and google-play-base projects in my app?

Thank you,


On AdMob site, I see that I should add the following dependency:

compile ‘’

and this means that “This instructs gradle to include code from the play-services-ads artifact, which is found in the Google Repository.”

Will MoPub work if I only add the ads project? I believe it will, but could the MoPub developers verify this?