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Application Toolkit for ArcGIS Android

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The application toolkit for ArcGIS Android provides simplification classes to assist in supporting some Mapping and Locator workflows.

You can add the Application Toolkit to an Android Studio project by adding a dependency to the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android AAR (library module) bundle to your project. This AAR bundle includes both the main API and the application toolkit API. See Install and set up for more information.

You can also find API reference documentation online at


MapView helper class to assist in simplifiying programmatic workflows to easily show callouts, add geometries, and create popups. You create an MapViewHelper by passing a MapView to it's constructor:

MapViewHelper mvHelper = new MapViewHelper(mMapView);

Now you can start calling methods on the MapViewHelper.

Show Callout

When you tap on a graphic in an app added by using methods below, a callout will open and show the title, snippet, and image of the selected graphic by default. This feature can be disabled by calling:


You can also interact with geometries by registering a listener with the MapViewHelper class and implementing the onGraphicClick method:

mvHelper.setOnGraphicClickListener(new OnGraphicClickListener(){
		public void onGraphicClick(graphic){
				// do something


When you tap on a location on a map, the MapViewHelper will query all layers and create and return popups for the selected features to the listener using the following method. A popup does not need to be defined for any layers through webmap authoring or programmatically, the popup configuration will be used.

mvHelper.createPopup(screenX, screenY, new PopupCreateListener(){
		public void onResult(popupContainer){
			// do something

Find Place and Find Address

In addition to a MapViewHelper the application toolkit provides a GeocodeHelperto support geocode (find locations for given address/place name) and reverse geocode (find address for given location).

GeocodeHelper geocodeHelper = new GeocodeHelper();
// find an address for a given location
Future<LocatorReverseGeocodeResult> = geocodeHelper.findAddress(screenX, screenY, locator, mMapView, callback)