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google Map Styling

GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭

Google has now enabled map styling on native map ( We have an app that uses Forms.Maps and we built a custom renderer. Anyone tried to style a Forms.Maps map ?


  • GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭

    Just updated forms and forms maps to the latest update. In the custom renderer of the map on android. I dont see the method to style the map in the map native object, should have a SetMapStyle method where to specify a json to the style needed.

    I know that current version of Forms.Maps is based on version which is not the lastest version of Google Play Services - Maps component. (the latest is

    The map styling native capabilities are available on the september release (2016) of the google map api. Any idea when this release be available to Forms ?

  • TrystanLokeTrystanLoke USMember

    Is the SetMapStyle method available now?

  • GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭
    edited October 2016

    Not as I can see! Have you tried ? If at least I could know what version of the google maps API is wrapped in the xamarin component. From what I can understand, the maps styling is in the September 16 version of the google maps API.... go figure...

  • SirAndriySirAndriy USMember ✭✭✭

    So, guys any update?

  • GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭

    @SirAndriy said:
    So, guys any update?

    Nope... But we are porting this app from XF to Xamarin.Droid and Xamarin.iOS... So everything works now! I'm done with XF.

  • SirAndriySirAndriy USMember ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017

    Hmmmm.....what Xamarin.GooglePlayServices.Maps version you use? I mean How you call SetMapStyle?
    I will be appreciate for any information

  • GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭

    I'm currently making the iOS app, using the Google Maps in which I can call the SetMapStyle method. I've noticed that effectively, the Xamarin.GooglePlayServices.Maps component isn't quite there yet. Ironically, it's there for iOS. The current version is which is almost 6 months old (prior to the maps SDK september update). Guess we'll have to wait for the bindings. Must explore this in order to not wait after Xamarin for these!

  • SirAndriySirAndriy USMember ✭✭✭

    @GuyProvost, what about Android?

  • GuyProvostGuyProvost CAMember ✭✭✭
    I guess it's the downside of having to work with a tool on top of another one. We have to wait or do the bindings ourselves!
  • stanleybroostanleybroo USMember ✭✭

    So great Bing Maps v8! Finally something that works cross platform for our SaaS LOB xplatform Xamarin project.

    Use Ryan Dixon Xam.Plugin.WebView
    a html page in the Assets directory of you Android project, that's it.

    Bing Maps V8  with all its api's..... and samples (heat maps, directions, mobile support responsive design)..
    ..and now SVG styled pushpins Pushpin Maker
    ..say no more.

    We could meet our customer demands with ease now, heck now they can add there own SVG styles per workorder type

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