Google Maps Android API v2    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Jan 23, 2013 04:05 AM

Getting the Google Maps Android API v2

1. Go to App Dashboard → Application Settings → Platform Specific Options → Google Maps API Key.

Copy the SHA-1 fingerprint: 9E:DF:7F:E1:2E:D2:A2:47:2F:B0:7D:F1:E3:98:D1:03:9B:9D:2F:5D

2. Create a project for your application at Google Developer Console.

3.  Add your Project Name.

4.  Select APIs & auth section from the left navigation bar and find APIs item. In the Google Maps APIs column select Google Maps Android API item.  

Enable API for Google Maps Android API v2.

5. Getting an API Key.

In the left navigation bar, click Credentials. Then click Add credentials  → API Key → Android key.

6.  Obtain the API Key for your app by adding our SHA1 fingerprint and package name.

**NOTE: For the NEW apps please use the same identifier (package name) that you'll add in the App Submission process. Step 9.4 in the "How to publish your app on Google Play Store" tutorial. Please make sure to use lowercase letters ONLY in the Android App Identifier (package name).

7. Copy the key value and paste in the Application Settings → Platform Specific Options → Google Maps API Key

Feb 18, 2013 10:45 PM
Just curious, why does one want to do this ?!
Isn't there a map page already ?

Apr 04, 2013 10:38 AM

Google Maps API v2 use vector maps (less bandwidth, look better) and it also provides a Map Fragment which allows us to create better app navigation.

More information:

Jul 04, 2013 10:36 AM
what is my app package name? or thanks..i can't make the map page work.

The package name is the identifier you've used/will use in submission process. Step 9.4 in this related tutorial:

Nov 07, 2013 04:05 AM
I am trying to follow the above instructions to get an API key but I cannot find the "API Access" part. It is set up differently. I have enabled the "Google Maps Amdroid API v2" but can't get past there.

Someone please help!
Please follow the steps from this updated tutorial.

Nov 08, 2013 08:47 AM

Dec 10, 2014 06:16 AM
Hi, if I updated this on a published app, should I re-publish?
Thank you