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Mastering Android Application Development

By : Antonio Pachon
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Mastering Android Application Development

By: Antonio Pachon

Overview of this book

There are millions of Android apps out there for people to download – how do you make sure yours has the edge? It’s not always about innovation and ideas – the most successful apps are those that are able to satisfy customer demands – they’re the ones that look the best, the fastest, and the easiest and most intuitive to use. This book shows you how to create Android applications that do precisely that – it has been designed help you consider and answer those questions throughout the development process, so you can create applications that stand out against the crowd. Learn how to create exemplary UIs that contribute to a satisfying user experience through the lens of Material Design, and explore how to harness the range of features within the Android SDK to help you. Dive deeper into complex programming concepts and discover how to leverage concurrency and navigate memory management and image handling. You’ll also find further guidance on testing and debugging so you can guarantee that your application is reliable and robust for users. Beyond this you’ll find out how to extend your app and add greater functionality, including notifications, location services, adverts and app billing (essential if you want to properly monetize your creation!). To make sure you have confidence at every stage in the process, the book also shows you how to release your app to the Play store – to make sure your maximising your efforts to create a popular Android application!
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Android Application Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Adding the map

Now that our application is configured for us to use map services, we can begin discussing how to add a visual map to our application. For the map, we will create another Fragment, which will be loaded on the second page of ViewPager.

There are two methods to display Google Map; either a MapFragment or a MapView object can represent it.

Adding the fragment

Create a new Java class within our fragments directory with the name MyMapFragment. The class should extend the Fragment type. Then, override the OnCreateView method and let it return the inflated view of fragment_my_map:

package com.packtpub.masteringandroidapp.fragments;

import …

* Created by Unathi on 7/29/2015.
public class MyMapFragment extends Fragment {
  public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_my_map, container, false);
    return view;

Next, create the layout file...