I am happy to announce our new Google Maps Android API v2 Module.
As of March 3, 2013 Google will no longer issue new keys for v1 of the Google Maps Android API, which is used in our current Titanium.Map implementation (part of the Titanium SDK). In response to this, we have built the v2 version of the Google Maps Android API as a module and it is now available on the Appcelerator Marketplace.
Our new Android Google Maps module not only works with the new API v2 keys, but also allows you to offer even richer, more interactive maps to users of your Android applications. New features include:
- Support for multiple map views
- Draggagble map annotations
- Variety of annotation colors
- Ability to display Traffic Conditions
- New UI controls and gestures
- and more…
All new Android apps that need map capabilities should use this module. Current Android apps using the existing Titanium.Map API will continue to work until Google shuts down the v1 API servers. In the meantime, you can migrate your existing apps to the new module on your own schedule.
This is a free open source module, compatible with Titanium SDK 3.0.2 and greater. As part of our larger goal to provide more flexible SDK updates and faster feature rollouts, we are providing this feature as a module rather than exclusively as part of the SDK.
Please read our documentation for further information.
We welcome your feedback on this module and please let us know if you like this new way of distributing SDK features.