September 2, 2011

Creating Google Maps Development Key


In Terminal execute below to get your MD5 fingerprint:

~ uki$ keytool -list -alias androiddebugkey  -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -storepass android -keypass android
androiddebugkey, Jun 29, 2011, PrivateKeyEntry,

Certificate fingerprint (MD5): 65:4D:21:AA...

Go to the site:

http://code.google.com/android/maps-api-signup.html

Copy the fingerprint: 65:4D:21:AA...


Your key is:
0wbj...
This key is good for all apps signed with your certificate whose fingerprint is:
65:4D:21:AA...
Here is an example xml layout to get you started on your way to mapping glory:
              <com.google.android.maps.MapView
                 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
                 android:layout_height="fill_parent"
                 android:apiKey="0wbj..."
                 />


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