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Maps on mobile devices are one of the most useful tools. Adding maps to
your apps can sometimes be difficult especially due to the slow speed
Google's mapping framework has developed lately. Fortunately we have
amazing people in Android community who are not afraid to step in and
contribute. Cyril Mottier
is on of the most active contributors to the common good of Android.
Today, Cyril announced Polaris, a free library for building maps for
Polaris is a flexible and easy to use Mapping library that allows
developers to build annotated maps on Android. For more info read Cyril's blog post about the library
. You can also see the library in action by installing the example app from Google Play
Cyril lists following features of the Polaris library in his blog post:
- Gesture support
- Effortless map annotating
- Map callout variable anchor positioning
- Built-in “user tracking” mode
- Automatic built-in zoom controls
- Natural map callouts transitions
- Additional listeners
You can find the library from Github: https://github.com/cyrilmottier/Polaris
I want to extend my thank you to Cyril on behalf of the whole Android community. Thank you for your awesomeness!
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