Google Maps and Directions API

Build a real time chat application where the gps coordinates of all users is actively tracked in a database.
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (179 ratings)
24,844 students
Google Maps and Directions API
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (179 ratings)
24,852 students
Google maps, directions, markers, clusters, custom icons, real-time gps updates (like uber) and more


  • Android Studio
  • You need a credit card to use google maps and directions API. You won't be charged anything though because you get a $200 credit.


What you'll learn:

  1. Enabling the Google Maps SDK for Android

  2. Enabling the Google Directions API for Android

  3. How to use MapView objects

  4. Animating and moving the camera view

  5. Setting view bounds on a google map

  6. Building a thread that retrieves coordinates from a database

  7. Building a service that inserts coordinates into a database

  8. Create custom map markers with images

  9. Get real time gps updates of users (Like Uber does)

  10. How to use marker cluster to make custom map markers

  11. Retrieving distance and travel time information using the directions API

  12. Adding Polylines to a google map

  13. Determining the fastest route

  14. Opening the Google Maps application using an intent and uri

Who this course is for:

  • Android developers who want to learn about Google Maps and the Directions API

Course content

2 sections • 27 lectures • 3h 54m total length
  • Introduction
  • Project Setup
  • Integrating Google Maps SDK and Directions API


Android Dev and Course Author
Mitch Tabian
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