The first major release, version 1.0, of our open-source Maps Android Utility Library is now available. You can get the latest version on maven.
`The Maps Android Utility Library started as a project in 2013 to provide additional functionality not covered by the Maps SDK for Android. These features were designed to be a part of a separate library, rather than included in the core SDK, to prevent bloating the SDK. While the Maps SDK for Android provides several customization options—like displaying markers, ground overlays, or drawing shapes on the map—the utility library allows you to extend these capabilities even further as your app requirements change over time.
For example, with the utility library you can implement marker clustering, customize markers, and add heatmaps to your map. `
The following article is an introduction article of Google Cloud