Android 4.0 Webview Not Working Correctly

Issue

I developed a mobile HTML5 game which works fine when I load the URL from the web. But when I display the index.html which calls the JavaScript from the assets folder on Android 4.0 it does not work. I have included logcat and code below.

public class BlockyBlaine extends Activity {
    WebView webview;
    AdView adView;

    private class BlaineViewClient extends WebViewClient {
        @Override
        public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
            view.loadUrl(url);
            return true;
        }
    }


    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.main);

        adView  (AdView) findViewById(R.id.adView);

        webview  (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webview);
        webview.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);
        webview.getSettings().setPluginsEnabled(true);
        webview.getSettings().setSupportZoom(false);
        webview.setVerticalScrollBarEnabled(false);
        webview.setHorizontalScrollBarEnabled(false);
        webview.getSettings().setUseWideViewPort(false);
        webview.getSettings().setDomStorageEnabled(true);
        webview.loadUrl("file:///android_asset/www/index.html");
        webview.setWebViewClient(new BlaineViewClient());
        webview.setFocusableInTouchMode(false);
        adView.loadAd(new AdRequest());
    }
}

06-09 19:06:06.275: I/Ads(1342): To get test ads on this device, call adRequest.addTestDevice(AdRequest.TEST_EMULATOR);
06-09 19:06:06.675: I/Ads(1342): adRequestUrlHtml: <html><head><script src"http://media.admob.com/sdk-core-v40.js"></script><script>AFMA_getSdkConstants();AFMA_buildAdURL({"preqs":0,"session_id":"8885582241455077410","u_sd":1.5,"seq_num":"1","slotname":"a14fd0f1400116b","u_w":320,"msid":"com.blockyblaine.bobhoil","simulator":1,"cap":"m,a","js":"afma-sdk-a-v6.0.1","isu":"B3EEABB8EE11C2BE770B684D95219ECB","cipa":0,"format":"320x50_mb","net":"ed","app_name":"1.android.com.blockyblaine.bobhoil","hl":"en","u_h":533,"carrier":"310260","ptime":0,"u_audio":4});</script></head><body></body></html>
06-09 19:06:06.715: D/gralloc_goldfish(1342): Emulator without GPU emulation detected.
06-09 19:06:06.765: D/dalvikvm(1342): GC_CONCURRENT freed 220K, 4% free 10110K/10439K, paused 5ms+7ms
06-09 19:06:07.375: D/chromium(1342): Unknown chromium error: -6
06-09 19:06:07.515: E/libEGL(1342): call to OpenGL ES API with no current context (logged once per thread)
06-09 19:06:07.515: D/ShaderProgram(1342): couldn't load the vertex shader!
06-09 19:06:07.525: E/libEGL(1342): call to OpenGL ES API with no current context (logged once per thread)
06-09 19:06:07.525: D/ShaderProgram(1342): couldn't load the vertex shader!
06-09 19:06:07.525: E/libEGL(1342): call to OpenGL ES API with no current context (logged once per thread)
06-09 19:06:07.535: D/ShaderProgram(1342): couldn't load the vertex shader!
06-09 19:06:07.535: E/libEGL(1342): call to OpenGL ES API with no current context (logged once per thread)
06-09 19:06:07.535: D/ShaderProgram(1342): couldn't load the vertex shader!
06-09 19:06:07.545: E/libEGL(1342): call to OpenGL ES API with no current context (logged once per thread)
06-09 19:06:07.555: D/ShaderProgram(1342): couldn't load the vertex shader!

Solution

This is just a shot in the dark here, but it looks like your emulator requires you to call,

AdRequest adRequest  new AdRequest();
adRequest.addTestDevice(AdRequest.TEST_EMULATOR);

before calling,

adView.loadAd(adRequest);

Edit:

Read this and this. It looks like the Android team came to the decision that “file:///scheme” is insecure (beginning with 4.0).

Perhaps you could just upload the asset to dropbox (or somewhere online) instead and download the file at runtime.

Answered By – Alex Lockwood

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