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.
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.