A few people were curious how to create a navigation panel for their Google Maps. I've just finished a transparent panel tutorial
showing the first step: how to overlay a transparent panel (Linear Layout) onto a MapView.
This is what it looks like after the 1st tutorial:
I'm working on the next tutorial (due later this week) which will show how to navigate between GPS locations using buttons, recognize mouse clicks on the map, and display a popup overlay window much as the web-based Google Maps shows information in an embedded popup window.
Until then, feel free to check it out the first tutorial on transparent panels and let me know what you think: Transparent panel tutorial
Looking forward to seeing more transparent panels out there!