Tutorial by Nicholas Hallahan.
Now we will be building a Hello Earth project. Similar to your typical Hello World, we will be creating a basic project in Android Studio that displays a globe and map using WhirlyGlobe-Maply.
Note: You can check out the completed Android tutorial on Github. It includes the WhirlyGlobe-Maply library and everything you need–all you have to do is run it in Android Studio.
Open Android Studio and select Start a new Android Studio project.
Name your application
HelloEarth. Put this application somewhere outside of the WhirlyGlobe git repo.
We’re selecting the Minimum SDK to be
API 17: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). This is the most typical minimum for a project these days. WhirlyGlobe-Maply, however, does support Android SDKs as low as
API 14: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Hello Earth is a very basic app that is meant to get you started. Select an Empty Activity – no bells and whistles.
We’re going to just have one activity in this app, so keep the default name as
At this point, you have started a new standard project, but you need to add WhirlyGlobe-Maply library as a dependency.
We distribute the WhirlyGlobe-Maply library in three ways. Any one of them is fine. Pick the one you are most familiar with. Don’t care? Try the repository.
It’s like a pick your own adventure book, but boring. So just like a pick your own adventure book.