Integrating Google Maps in Android

This is my third article in sequence. I have used same Code base which i’ve been using. Added one more menu for maps

Adding maps to Android requires that your application Android Target is set to GoogleAPI’s(These contain Google map addon’s) Rather than Android version one’s

Remember : Adding Maps.jar externally to target will not work at runtime so always change Build Target to Google Addon’s

Create a Virtual Device for your version tergetting Google API’s

Now once the above steps are completed you need to follow the below steps

  1. 1. Either use debug.keystore or create keystore certificate using android tools(Debug.keystore is located in “C:\Documents and Settings\\.android” Directory.
  2. Now generate MD5 using keytool command of java
  3. Generate Google API key using this MD5

Finally build your application and Run in debug mode (As debug mode automatically sign’s you application using debug.keystore which we configured for maps

Remember to add <uses-library android:name=”” /> inside application tag else system will exit with some errors

Attached is the AndroidLessions with new Demo added for google maps. (Rename to .zip to extract eclipse project)
You can learn about more features in google maps from Android website
AndroidLessons(Rename to .zip to extract eclipse project)


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