Quick start with the Google Maps Android API
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Please note: This repository is not currently maintained, and is kept for historical purpose only. You can find an up to date tutorial here: https://github.com/googlemaps/android-samples/tree/master/tutorials/MapWithMarker

A fast way to get started with the Google Maps Android API v2. Analytics

Current version of library dependencies:

  • Google Play Services Maps 8.4.0



Java Development Kit (JDK) Download

Android SDK Download

Android Studio

Download Android Studio

Download Android Studio (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html)

Open the project

  1. On the welcome screen, select "Open an existing Android Studio project" or if you have a project open, choose "File->Open...""
  2. Navigate to the checked out project
  3. Press "Ok"

Add your API key

  1. Navigate to google_maps_api.xml
  2. Replace "your_api_key" with an API key generated using [these instructions] (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android/start#the_google_maps_api_key)

Run the app

  1. Ensure your phone is in plugged in, developer mode enabled and screen unlocked
  2. Press the green arrow, or choose Run>Run


I see a grey map

Follow the instructions under "Add your API key" and try again. The logcat output will also provide useful information if there is a configuration issue with the package name, signing certificate or API key.

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