Custom map styling with the Google Maps APIs on Android and iOS
Product Manager, Google Maps Mobile APIs
Your app, your map style. For iOS and Android.
Cross-platform custom map styling is here—change the color palette of your maps, hide labels, vary road density and toggle points of interest. Your maps can now match your brand and style across your website and your apps!
The Google Maps APIs now support you in creating beautiful styled maps for your Android and iOS apps as well as your website using the same JSON style object.
Easily create your styleThe new Google Maps APIs Styling Wizard helps you to create a map style in a few clicks. Use one of our pre-built styles or create your own style from scratch.
Access advanced options for further control over every available aspect of your map style including visibility, fills & stroke weight.
Use the styling wizard for point and click custom style creation.
Both the iOS and the Android SDKs now support business points of interest as well; this means you’ll now see hotels, restaurants and shops on your maps. They’ll only be visible when you compile with the latest SDKs and you can control their visibility via styling.
You can distribute the styles with your app, fetch them dynamically, and even change them at runtime.
Custom styles now work on native iOS and Android apps as well as the web.
A big thank you
to Android and iOS developers everywhere for using the Google Maps Android API and the Google Maps SDK for iOS and submitting feedback via the issue tracker. We heard you!