Implementing customized maps into Xamarin.Forms apps isn't the most straightforward process. In this course, Integrating Google Maps into Xamarin.Forms Apps, you’ll learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to integrate Google Maps into Xamarin Forms apps. First, you’ll explore when to use the built-in maps options, and when to look to Google Maps. Next, you’ll discover how to set up the API keys you need to make Google Maps work in Xamarin.Forms. Finally, you’ll learn how to set up and customize a Xamarin.Forms Google Map. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Google Maps needed in Xamarin.Forms to integrate rich, interactive maps within your apps.
Course Overview (Music playing) Hi, everyone! My name is John Kuefler, and welcome to my course, Integrating Google Maps into Xamarin.Forms Apps. I'm a software architect and mobile developer at Dev-Squared. Maps are a rich interactive canvas for geographic data in mobile apps, and Google Maps is the most popular mapping framework in existence. In this course, we're going to learn how to integrate Google Maps into Xamarin.Forms apps. A few of the things we'll take a look at are an overview of the mapping options available in Xamarin.Forms apps, why Google Maps is a good choice for your apps, obtaining map-related API keys, and creating and customizing interactive Google Maps. By the end of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to set up a Google Map in your Xamarin.Forms app from scratch, along with how to customize it for your unique solution. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of Xamarin.Forms development, including the Model-View-ViewModel pattern of building Xamarin.Forms apps. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to use Google Maps in your apps with the Integrating Google Maps into Xamarin.Forms Apps course at Pluralsight.