Technology paradigm has caused a significant change in this era. Many paradigm shifts have taken place, but geo-location technology shift has proved to be the most important one for IT experts as well as for other users. The most interesting feature of this technology is that it can be used anywhere including shopping, volunteer works, communications, and many more. Extensive use of mobile maps applications has forced Google to introduce infinite updates to Maps API for the better outcomes. These regular updates by Google has brought the most latest and easy-to-display maps, which are vector-based. These maps are expected to perform efficient on the tablet devices of Android. In addition to this, 3D maps are also introduced along with latest navigational and rotational features.
What is Expected from These Updates?
These latest updates of Maps API enable application developers to introduce the most latest and recent attributes of Google Maps for Android devices. The new Maps API makes use of 2D and 3D map views, and compels the users to effectively rotate or move these maps with suitable gestures. One more awesome feature of this API is the introduction of indoor maps, which works in any indoor area i.e. airports, shopping malls, stores, and many others. These indoor maps comprise of two main features i.e. search and latitude. Search feature includes searching the destinations using suitable keywords, whereas the latitude feature includes searching or viewing any of your mates’ current locations.
How Can You Make Best Use of the Google Maps APIs?
You can perform infinite functionalities using these APIs. Few are as follows:
- You can develop applications, which are location-based. This includes building strong databases, connecting people with various locations, transfer users from one place to another, and developing many geo-fencing applications.
- You can develop maps for mobile applications. This includes development of various Android applications, HTML5 applications, integration with Google Places API, and making best use of Google Street View Image API.
- Regarding use of Google Maps APIs, one must never forget Photo Sphere. Photo sphere mode is being introduced in Android’s camera, which allows you to develop the most amazing panoramas; it is exactly similar to that of Street View. Photo Sphere is open source, which can be developed and used by anyone across the web based on his needs.
- After these updates, better customization of the maps can be done more effectively than ever before. This includes displaying streets, areas, and locations of your own choice. Moreover, developing routing options as per your needs can be done also.
Google claims that their latest mobile maps applications including FlightTrack, Expedia, and Trulia are already in use by many Android applications. One can access them easily via regular updates of the high-profile applications on their personal Android devices.