Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

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TechCrunch

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.

Today, 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.

Here’s what the company had to say about it:

With the new version of the Google Maps Android API, developers can utilize Google Maps to its fullest. We’ve incorporated many of the highly-requested features developers want, such as:

– More dynamic and flexible UI designs for…

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