I am currently working on porting a Xamarin Forms app to DOTNET MAUI. The app also uses maps from Apple or Google Maps to display locations. Even though there is no official support in MAUI yet, I want to show you a way to display maps via custom handler.
In my last post I described how you can use OpenStreetMaps within your Xamarin.iOS app. Please read that article first, if you don't know what OpenStreetMaps is. Today I show you how you can make use of OpenStreetMaps in your Xamarin.Android app.
An important feature in the mobile area are maps capabilities. There isn't any app in the market that won't improve their value without a map. Apple and Google doing a great job with there Map-SDKs, but sometimes you hit a spot where they won't suit your needs. Maybe for legal reasons or because you hit a bug inside of them. The later was my case, which is happily resoleved with iOS 10. But I needed an alternative that works offline too.