Chapter 13: Map API key process has changed significantly

First off:

Android Studio Bumblebee | 2021.1.1 Patch 2
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Runtime version: 11.0.11+0-b60-7590822 x86_64

The book mentions the instructions and link for the Maps API key can be found in res/values/google_maps_api.xml. This has changed and the instructions are now in src/main/AndroidManifest.xml and the SHA-1 fingerprint is no longer included in the link (it just goes to some documentation). In order to restrict the key you need the SHA-1 fingerprint and the instructions for Getting the keystore fingerprint work as expected so that part is easy enough to do once you get down that far.

Thanks for this feedback. I have noted it in our book plan for editing next edition and will also mention it to the authors in case one of them can help out here.



Thanks Eric! I think I found my way around it as the map does show up in the emulator. More so it can be updated in the book for others.

Indeed. In the next update, we’ll add some more clarification language. Thanks again for bringing this up to us.