Integrate Google Maps with your Android application to offer feature-rich and interactive maps
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are an Android developer and want to integrate maps into your application, then this book is definitely for you. This book is intended for novice Android application developers who would like to get up and running with map rich applications using Google Maps. Some basic development experience would be helpful but it's not a mandate.
What You Will Learn
This book helps you to overcome the most common problems faced by users and helps you create a successful map application without any hassle.
The book starts with a brief description of how to set up an environment and obtain an API key to create your map application. This book will teach you about adding markers, overlays, and information windows to the map in detail. You will then dive deep into customizing various types of maps and working with location data and Google Street view.
By the end of this book, you will be able to create succinct map applications in Android using Google maps efficiently.
Style and approach
The book is tailored for the reader with a fundamental approach to Android Google Maps providing a step-by-step introduction to Android Google Maps. It focuses on simple, easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and serve as useful basis for real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.
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