About This Course
In this course, you’ll learn everything from how to add maps to your 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 Play Services: Location and Context * Google Play Services: Analytics * Google Play Services: AdMob * **Google Play Services: Maps** [this course] * Google Play Services: Identity
Why Take This?
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.
Maps on mobile devices have changed the world for millions of users. Learn how to use the Google Maps API to extend this functionality to your apps.