The Map activity lets you display your locations on an interactive map. Your users can then see your address, nearby locations, and even get directions and navigation to your business.
To add this activity, open the Components section, expand the Extensions menu, and choose the Map.
In contradiction to other social buttons, here, you should paste your Google maps API key in the left part of the builder.
If you do not enter an API key, your app will display a low-resolution map with a watermark on it as of June 11, 2018.
Note: Beginning June 11, 2018, all Google Maps access needs to be authenticated, and Google Maps usage above certain thresholds are subject to fees from Google. You will need to enable billing in the Google Cloud Console (and register a credit card) In order to use Google Maps within your app. See here for pricing. Map views are subject to the limits for “Dynamic Maps.” The use of map markers is subject to the limits for “Geolocation.” If navigation is enabled, that is subject to the limits for “Directions.”
Please be aware that map access is no longer a free service from Google. If you do not want to incur any fees, make sure you set appropriate daily quotas in the Google Cloud Console, or do not use the Map activity.
To generate an API key, you will need to select a project in the Google Cloud Console and create a Credential for it. The type of credential you need is an “API key.”
See Setting up API keys in the Google Cloud Console Help documentation.
This is the value you can enter as an “HTTP referrer (websites) API key restriction” within the Google Cloud Console to help secure access to your Google Maps API Key. Although this is not required (the map will work without it), it is a good idea to help protect your API key access a little bit.
To enter this value in the Cloud console, navigate to your API key, and add the value to the list of “Application restrictions” by selecting the “HTTP referrers (websites)” option. (If you have multiple maps using the same API key, you will need to add the appropriate HTTP referrer path for each Andromo activity to the list).
Note: only an “HTTP referrer” restriction will work. You cannot use an “Android apps” restriction at this time.
You can customize your Map activity in the right part of the builder.
Basic settings of the chosen activity.
Here, you have an URL of this particular activity. You can later use it for cross-linking among other app activities.
In this section, you can change the title of your activity, add a subtitle and a description to it. This will help users navigate through your app.
You can also add a search bar to your activity, which allows users to search in the app.
You can hide this activity (tick this section to not list a Map activity on any dashboards or navigation drawer).
A great advantage of the Map activity is the ability to set ads. You can do it in the ADS section.
Monetization settings section.
If you have previously set a monetization option to your app, you may or may not include a static banner in your activity (tick if you want to display ads in this activity).
You can also choose an advertising network for this banner — AdMob or Facebook Ads.
If you have previously set a monetization option to your app, you may or may not include interstitial ads in your activity (tick if you want to display ads in this activity).
You can also choose an advertising network for this interstitial — AdMob or Facebook Ads.
A visual representation of your activity.
The navigation drawer is a clickable icon in the left upper corner of your dashboard, that opens a list of all app’s features and helps users navigate through your app.
Here, you can set some navigation drawer’s parameters:
The app bar is an upper line with the activity’s name on your app’s dashboard.
App bar leading section lets you choose what to depict on the app bar:
You also have extra app bar settings here to tick:
This section defines how this activity’s icon will be shown on the app dashboard.
In ‘’Look’’ section, you can choose the symbol which will represent your activity on general app’s dashboard:
Also, you can use a custom size of activity icon, or set parameters regarding a quantity of columns, rows. You will also need to set column and rows sizes at the activity’s group level (list or carousel), as well as at the Dashboard level (left side of dashboard settings).
Tick the Use custom styling and set the icon’s parameters:
You can turn on the Icon setting, so that the icon will appear on the activity card.
Tick the Use background image – Browse images to upload and set the icon’s background picture.
This section helps you set an interface for your activity.
Tick the Use background image for activity if you want to upload your picture as a background image inside the activity.
Add the image with the Browse image button. The file should be an image.
The Map activity itself also has a settings image (a gear). You can add ads there, hide, duplicate, or delete the activity.
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