Notes from Cyril Mottier’s talk about Polaris on the 1st day of DroidCon UK 2012.
Polaris is a mapping library for Android. It was created because with the current Google Maps API it is painful to even do simple stuff.
Some features of Polaris include:
- Simple tap (opens a call out)
- Double tap (zoom in or zoom to the maximum zoom level for the location)
- Long press
(Map) Annotations with a “variable anchor” (the arrow/pointer of the annotation is dynamically placed based on the location’s position on screen).
NOTE: Polaris may become obsolete as Google is working on a new Maps API for Android.