Add Google Maps to your Android App - GoogleUdacity
What you'll learn on the course
Approx. 2 weeks
Assumes 6hrs/wk (work at your own pace)Built by Join thousands of students Course Summary
In this course, you’ll learn everything from how to add maps to your Android app, to how to build a virtual hike down the Grand Canyon!
This course is part of the Google Play Services series, which features a variety of different Google APIs. Designed as standalone short courses, you can take any course on its own, or take them all!
- Google Location Services on Android
- Google Analytics for Android
- App Monetization with Display Advertising
- Add Google Maps to your Android App [this course]
Maps! Everybody uses maps, and many people love them. Maps on mobile devices have changed the world over the last few years. They not only provide a local map in your pocket, but also a map of the entire world, down to street level, and even a 3D flyaround of many major cities.
If you want to be a professional Android developer and are planning to build or enhance apps that use Google's mapping functionality, this is the course for you.Prerequisites and Requirements
To get the most out of this course, you should have prior experience developing Android apps. If you lack this experience, please take Developing Android Apps prior to enrolling in this one. We also recommend taking Advanced Android App Development if you are interested in publishing your app to the Google Play Store.
To follow along with course activities, you must have access to the latest release of Android Studio, which includes an emulator that you can use for basic testing of your apps. For the best experience, you should use a recent Android device
We share code through GitHub, so you must be familiar with using GitHub to access code. Take our course on Using Git and GitHub if you lack this background.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.Syllabus Introduction
Overview of Google Play services and an introduction to the goals and structure of this series.Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Add maps to your app, understand the different map types, and learn how to use the Google Developers console to get an API key. Even create a map that flies around the world!Lesson 2 - Going Deeper
Understand the Camera, and how it's used to project a map. Learn about zooming to different locations, and changing the camera tilt and direction. Learn about Markers, and how to place them on a map, as well as drawing shapes that are correctly geographically projected -- including lines, polylines and circles.Lesson 3 - Advanced Topics: Street View
Learn about StreetView and how you can look at various locations around the globe as if you were there. Build a virtual hike down the Grand Canyon, and learn how to modify this to make it perfect for your app.Capstone Project (2 Stages)
This project assumes that you have completed Developing Android Apps, Advanced Android App Development and Google Play Services: Location and Context, in addition to this course.
Design, then build, your own Android app.