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MapView

A Map component that uses Apple Maps or Google Maps on iOS and Google Maps on Android. Built by Airbnb at airbnb/react-native-maps. No setup required for use within the Expo app, or within a standalone app for iOS. See below for instructions on how to configure for deployment as a standalone app on Android.

Expo.MapView

See full documentation at airbnb/react-native-maps.

Deploying to a standalone app on Android

If you have already integrated Google Sign In into your standalone app, this is very easy. Otherwise, there are some additional steps.

  • If you already have Google Sign In configured

    1. Open your browser to the Google API Manager.

    2. Select your project and enable the Google Maps Android API

    3. In exp.json, copy the API key from android.config.googleSignIn to android.config.googleMaps.apiKey.

    4. Rebuild your standalone app.

  • If you already have not configured Google Sign In

    1. Build your app, take note of your Android package name (eg: ca.brentvatne.growlerprowler)

    2. Open your browser to the Google API Manager and create a project.

    3. Once it’s created, go to the project and enable the Google Maps Android API

    4. Go back to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials and click Create Credentials, then API Key.

    5. In the modal that popped up, click RESTRICT KEY.

    6. Choose the Android apps radio button under Key restriction.

    7. Click the + Add package name and fingerprint button.

    8. Add your android.package from exp.json (eg: ca.brentvatne.growlerprowler) to the Package name field.

    9. Run keytool -list -printcert -jarfile growler.apk | grep SHA1 | awk '{ print $2 }' where growler.apk is the path to the apk you built in step 1.

    10. Take the output from step 9 and insert it in the “SHA-1 certificate fingerprint” field.

    11. Copy the API key (the first text input on the page) into exp.json under the android.config.googleMaps.apiKey field. See an example diff.

    12. Press Save and then rebuild the app like in step 1.

Deploying to a standalone app on iOS

No special configuration required.


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