Google Launches Update To Maps API
December 4, 2012 by Ivo Rangelov Source article

Geolocation is very important for consumers these days. It’s a technology that can be used in almost any application you can think of. Whether you want to shop, do volunteer work, or meet new people, having a great Maps integration is key for Android developers. Yesterday, Google launched an update to its Maps API so that developers can better integrate them into the applications that they’re working on or might come up with in the future.


The API includes vector-based maps that load faster and will let app users navigate in both 2D and 3D views, with tilt and rotate capabilities using simple gestures, more dynamic and flexible UI designs for large screen Android devices, such as tablets, using Android Fragments. There are more layers added including satellite, hybrid, terrain, traffic and now indoor maps for many major airports and shopping centers.

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