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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]
IntroductionOverview of Google Play services and an introduction to the goals and structure of this series.
Lesson 1 - Getting StartedAdd 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 DeeperUnderstand 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 ViewLearn 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.
- Laurence Moroney - When he’s not building apps, shooting videos or writing courses in his role as Developer Advocate at Google, Laurence Moroney is usually thinking about them. He has worked in technology advocacy for more years than he can count, for companies such as Mainsoft, Microsoft and more. He cut his teeth as a developer writing systems to run surveillance and security for industries as diverse as casinos, jails and financial services. Laurence is the best-selling author of several books, including the popular ‘Legend of the Locust’ science fiction series, and dozens more on computer programming. He’s the host of the ‘Coffee with a Googler’ show on YouTube, and can be reached at @lmoroney or +LaurenceMoroney.
- Jocelyn Becker - Jocelyn Becker wrote the developer guide for the very first external Google API, the Adwords API, back in 2004, and she's been documenting Google APIs and training developers to use them ever since.
- Magnus Hyttsten - Magnus Hyttsten works as a Developer Advocate at Google. He is an uncompromising software technologist and product marketing fanatic who likes to work in fast-paced environments. Prior to joining Google, he worked for a company in the Telecommunications Industry that he co-founded and worked as CTO for since 2000. He enjoys the datacenter, statically-typed programming languages, evangelizing about technology, and doing things that have not been tried before. Right now, he is extremely passionate about connecting mobile devices with the Cloud.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.
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