Native Ads — open links in Custom Tabs or default system browser instead of MoPubBrowser activity


#1

Hi!

I’m new to MoPub and have just completed my first Native Ads integration (manual) in my app. So far everything’s fine except one ugly thing: for opening ad links MoPub pushes me to use com.mopub.common.MoPubBrowser activity, which is WebView-based and looks quite dated by today’s standards. One of the core selling points of my upcoming app is its visual design (actual proper Material with a lot of effort put into it), and the Gingerbread-ish MoPubBrowser screen stands out quite prominently.

Removing the activity from the manifest doesn’t break opening links, but MoPub shows me a warning toast that I should include it back.

Is it possible / what is the best way to replace MoPubBrowser activity with something more contemporary, e.g. a Chrome Custom Tabs based one, or simply by opening the link in system default web viewer?

Regards,
Paul


#2

Hello,

We are assessing the various criteria and requirements to fully support native browser clickthrough (i.e. having the click-through link open the default web browser on the device and not using MoPubBrowser). Currently, that is already doable with selected creatives when a DSP configures their creatives to use the mopubnativebrowser:// protocol in the clickthrough URLs.

Once that’s done, it’ll be rolled out server-side. There won’t be anything that publishers need to do.