nanomaps on android April 4th, 2011

I needed a mapping library for android and got frustrated with the options available. So, I put my mapmakers hat back on for a couple of days and produced this:

It’s just a no-frills mapping library modeled after nanomaps for JavaScript. Not quite done yet, but it seems to be speedy enough. I spent a fair amount of time today implementing HTTP pipelining which gave a several-fold speed increase in some cases over more naive ways of requesting the tiles.

I can attest that this does get easier the more you do it. This one has taken about two working days from pressing “Create Project” in Eclipse to having something working enough for me to use in the app I’m building.

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