Gecko Landmarks API Android Example
An example Android application that uses the Landmark API to fetch local landmark data and show that on a Google Map.
This builds on the Google Maps example available at http://developer.android.com/resources/tutorials/views/hello-mapview.html
Testing the application
You can install the application from the provided APK-file.
Building the application
Before importing the project to Eclipse, you should:
- Have Google APIs installed in Eclipse. The example uses Google API v7 as default target. See http://developer.android.com/sdk/adding-components.html
- Register your development certificate with Google to get a Google Maps API key, see https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android/mapkey
- Insert your Google Maps API key into res/layout/main.xml:
For proper testing, you should also insert your own Landmark API key to src/com/geckolandmarks/apiexample/LandmarkApiAccess.Java,
private static final String LANDMARK_API_KEY = "EXAMPLE_KEY_3edaba1953abf86";. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your own key. The default example key works but is rate-limited.
After these steps, either download the full sources in a ZIP-file or clone this repo. Then in Eclipse do File > Import > Existing Projects into Workspace.
Note: Proper error and string handling has been omitted from the example to make the code as simple as possible.