Google updates Maps API to improve in-app map views
Trulia, Expedia Hotels, and FlightTrack are among those taking advantage of the update.
Google updated its Maps API today, giving developers a handful of new features to improve the way Google Maps are displayed inside their apps.
The company wrote in a blog post:
We've incorporated many of the highly requested features developers want, such as:
More dynamic and flexible UI designs for large screen Android devices, such as tablets, using Android Fragments
Adding more Google Maps layers in their apps including satellite, hybrid, terrain, traffic and now indoor maps for many major airports and shopping centers
The ability to create markers and info windows with less code.
Updated 1:26 p.m. PT A Google spokesperson writes to say that the Trulia and Expedia apps have not yet been updated with the new API. An update to Trulia is expected tomorrow, and Expedia is coming "in a few weeks."