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Importing and linking the Google Play services library

Importing and linking the Google Play services library: Building Mobile Apps with Google Maps Android API v2
Importing and linking the Google Play services library: Building Mobile Apps with Google Maps Android API v2

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing and linking the Google Play services library, part of Building Mobile Apps with Google Maps Android API v2.

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Q: In the Chapter 2 movie "Checking the device for the Google Play services APK," when I create my first Google Maps app, the app crashes when I call the custom method servicesOK(). The error in LogCat starts with:
 
"java.lang.IllegalStateException: The meta-data tag in your app's AndroidManifest.xml does not have the right value."
 
How do I fix this? 

A: The latest version of the Google Play services library has a new required meta-data tag in the app manifest. Add the following tag within the <application> tag:
 
<meta-data
     android:name="com.google.android.gms.version"
     android:value="@integer/google_play_services_version" /> 
 
After rebuilding the app, the error should be resolved. 

Skills covered in this course
Developer Mobile Apps Android

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