Integrating Google Map

Now we will create another quick project, in which we will integrate Google Map into our Android App.

  1. Create a new project. You know how to do this, we just did this in the previous lesson.
  2. Now go to Google's Developer Console → https://developers.google.com/maps

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  3. Scroll down and click on Google Map Javascript API

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  4. Click on GET A KEY.

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  5. Now click on Create Project and then name your project and enable API.

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  6. Copy that key to the clip board.
  7. Now it's time for writing HTML, JS and CSS code.

    We have integrated the JS, CSS and the HTML code in a single file for this one. If you want, you can break down this code into 3 separate files.

    index.html

    <html>
        <head>
            <style type="text/css">
            #map_area {
    	        position:fixed;
    	        height:100%;
    	        width:100%;
    	        top:0;
    	        left:0;
            }
            </style>
            <script type="text/javascript">
            function start() {
                var latlong = {lat: 24.801522, lng:84.995989};
                var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_area'), {
                zoom: 17,
                center: latlong
            });
                var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                    position: latlong,
                    map: map
                });
            }
            </script>
        </head>
        <body>
            <div id="map_area"></div>
            <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=API_KEY&callback=start"><script>
        </body>
    </html>
    
  8. Place the above code in your index.html file, and put the file inside the www folder.
  9. Pass the command to generate the apk file.
  10. Transfer this apk to your phone and test it.

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