Android MapView Balloons

Simple information balloon annotation for Android MapView

View the Project on GitHub jgilfelt/android-mapviewballoons

This project provides an easy way to annotate map overlay items with a simple information balloon when using the Android Maps external library (


Basic Usage

Create a subclass of BalloonItemizedOverlay in the same way you would do for the base ItemizedOverlay class. Rather than overriding onTap() (which is already implemented to invoke the balloon view display for each item tap), you override onBalloonTap() to handle a screen tap event on the balloon itself.

The data displayed in each balloon is mapped to the title and snippet arguments you provide to the constructor of each OverlayItem.

The repository contains a working sample application project which fully demonstrates its usage.


Author: Jeff Gilfelt

The code in this project is licensed under the Apache Software License 2.0.

Copyright (c) 2012 readyState Software Ltd.