Get started with the ArcGIS Runtime API for Android:
- Review system requirements
- Install and set up
- Get an API key (to access services)
- Complete the Display a map tutorial
Ensure your development environment meets the system requirements.
For an overview of this release, including enhancements, deprecations, and known issues, see the Release notes.
We recommend installing with Gradle, which will install the needed dependencies and SDK binaries from Esri's Maven repository. If you are unable to make use of Gradle, you can instead download the SDK and then add dependencies to your project manually by including the AAR library and dependency artifacts.
API keys are permanent tokens that grant your application access to ready-to-use services and, with an ArcGIS Developer account, private content hosted in ArcGIS (currently in beta). Your apps will always require an access token, such as an API key or OAuth 2.0 token, in order to access these resources. Refer to authentication methods in the developer guide for details.
To set an API key in your application, find and copy an API key from your developer dashboard and replace the string
ACCESS_ in your code with the API key copied from your dashboard. This key is scoped to provide access to all of the services and resources shown in the tutorials.
- Log in to your developer dashboard.
- Select and copy your default API key, or generate a new one.
- In your code, replace the string
ACCESS_with the API key from your dashboard.
- Learn more about API keys in the developer guide.
Follow step-by-step instructions to build apps that incorporate ArcGIS Runtime functionality.
No license is required to develop ArcGIS Runtime apps; there is no need to authorize your development machine or devices. As a member of the ArcGIS Developer Program, you have a free ArcGIS Developer Account (Essentials Plan). With this plan, you can download and install any ArcGIS API and immediately have access to all the functionality of the APIs for development purposes. You can become a member of the developer program for free.
You need an ArcGIS Developer Subscription to deploy an app to your users. The Essentials plan is free.
Learn more about Runtime licensing and deployment and get your license string at License and deployment.