Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Developing with Google Maps v2 for Android

In one of my previous articles, I talked about embedding Google Maps in Android applications. Much has changed as Google went about revamping a lot of existing APIs in Android. In version 1 of Google Maps for Android, Google used the MapView to display map data. In version 2, the MapView is deprecated; instead, you have to use a MapFragment. In addition, you no longer need to create a project that targets the Google APIs platform, as Google has migrated a lot of services into Google Play services.
In this article, I will walk you through the steps needed to get Google Maps v2 for Android to work, and show you some of the new APIs you can use in your applications.

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