Posted On: Apr 21, 2022

Today, we are announcing that Amplify Geo for Android is now generally available, following the release of Amplify Geo for JavaScript and iOS. Amplify Geo for Android allows developers to add cloud-connected UI components for maps and location search to Android apps. In addition to AWS Amplify’s features like Auth, DataStore, and Storage, Amplify Geo provides a set of client libraries built on top of Amazon Location Service APIs, and includes cloud-connected map UI components that are based on the popular MapLibre open-source library.

With this release, developers can add location features like searching for points of interests (POIs), addresses, or coordinates, and display this data as customizable markers on a map or as a list. Amplify Geo Android also provides developers with map styling capabilities through its APIs that allows developers to tweak their map experience to match their apps’ theme. Amplify Geo also allows developers to create map resources via the Command Line Interface (CLI) tool. This tool helps developers provision necessary cloud services required to implement common mapping use cases.

Get started with Amplify Geo for Android by following the Getting Started guide here. You can also view this blog post on how to add maps in your Android application using Amplify Geo.