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Note: An Android device with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or higher, and that has Google Play Store installed, is required to use the course exercises. (Kindle Fire and Nook devices do not qualify.) Finished mapping apps can be deployed on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later.
- Setting up the developer tools
- Adding required permissions
- Getting a Google Maps API key
- Importing and linking the Google Play services
- Setting a map's initial state
- Geocoding an address
- Getting the current location programmatically
- Adding map markers
- Handling marker events
- Drawing lines, polygons, and circles
- Adding maps to existing apps
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] My name is David Gassner, and this is Building Mobile Apps with Google Maps Android API v2. After setting up the required tools, and getting required API key for an app, I'll dive into the API, showing you how to display maps with the "Map View" and "Map Fragment" classes. I'll demonstrate code that switches between map types, sets a map to a particular location, and displays markers and info windows. Then, I'll describe how to draw shapes on a map, including lines, polygons, and circles.
And in the final chapter, I'll show you how to add a map to an existing app that you'll be able to install from the Google Play Store. I hope that this course helps you get started adding interactive maps to your own Android apps.