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Early Work

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

For the last couple of days, I’ve been playing around with the Google Maps API for Android.  It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get your footing it’s really quite powerful and fun to use.  I ended up pulling information from quite a few different sources, but there are a couple of tutorials in particular that have been especially helpful for me.  This one over at devx.com gives a great rundown of the plumbing-type stuff that you need to look after before actually starting to exercise the API.  mobiforge.com has a great one that takes you through the entire processing of setting up the Maps API, to more advanced tasks like drawing markers on the map.

Now to prove that I’m actually doing work and not just playing around with my blog, here are a few screenshots.  Keep in mind that the probability of me changing the designs of these pages is approximately 100%, so I’m very open to comments.

The map:

Excursional home page:

Trip home page:

– Allan