About this Course

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!

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 2 weeks
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
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Join the Path to Greatness

This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Android Developer Nanodegree Program.

Free Course

Add Google Maps to your Android App

by Google

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Laurence Moroney
    Laurence Moroney

    Instructor

  • Jocelyn Becker
    Jocelyn Becker

    Instructor

  • Magnus Hyttsten
    Magnus Hyttsten

    Instructor

  • Jay Harman
    Jay Harman

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Getting Started

  • Add maps to your app and understand the different map types.
  • Learn how to use the Google Developers console to get an API key.
  • Create a map that flies around the world!
Lesson 1

Getting Started

  • Add maps to your app and understand the different map types.
  • Learn how to use the Google Developers console to get an API key.
  • 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 like lines, polylines and circles.
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 like lines, polylines and circles.
Lesson 3

Advanced Topics: Street View

  • Learn about StreetView and how to 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.
Lesson 3

Advanced Topics: Street View

  • Learn about StreetView and how to 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.

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.

Android Path

Which learning path is right for me?

When it comes to Android, Udacity has a variety of Nanodegree programs and courses of all levels for you to choose from. Find out which courses are right for you with this quick guide.

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Why Take 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.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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