This app uses google map apis and local food loop web apis to provide users with information on the food products and stores locally available around them.
Local Food Loop app already existed for iOS platform when we started working on the android version. Web apis were in place and we had a detailed mock up of the app to start working.
We used android support design libraries, new RecyclerView, viewpagerindicator and appcompat libraries to develop the UI components of the app. To access local food loop web apis we used okhttp and retrofit by square.
For maps we used google maps api for android, android maps utils and android maps extensions to display custom markers, info windows with images and to change data on the map with user gestures. We also used facebook’s fresco library to load images since it deals with memory related issues. And crittercism for crash reporting.
Final result can be seen on the play store.