New Android Maps API Terms of Service and Key Enforcement

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New Android Maps API Terms of Service and Key Enforcement

Postby ninor » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:19 pm

Hello Community,

The Google Android Developers have posted in their blog that the Terms of Service (ToS) of the Google Maps API is now finalized, and that some of the old restrictions are GONE!
Also, they're commenting on the maps API Key enforcement, that now will be indispensable to post any app that uses the MapView component in Android.

Excerpt from the ToS:
8.7. use the Service or Content with any products, systems, or applications for or in
connection with (a) real time navigation or route guidance based on position
input from a sensor (including but not limited to any visual or audible turn-by-
turn route guidance); or (b) any systems or functions for automatic or
autonomous control of vehicle behavior; or (c) dispatch, fleet management,
business asset tracking, or similar enterprise applications (for avoidance of
doubt, you are permitted to use the Service to create Maps API
Implementations to track people or assets equipped with a sensor, where the
tracking of the people or assets is not critical to the core business or service of
the application user. For example, you are permitted to use the Maps APIs to
create “Friend Finder” applications that allow consumers to track the locations
of their friends’ mobile devices, but you are not permitted to use the Maps APIs
to create “Business Asset Tracking” applications that track or locate business or
government users’ field sales or field service personnel, vehicles or other
assets that are critical (not incidental) to the core business or service of the
application user);

I'm sorry that your app it's still banned, plusminus :?

Links:
Android Developers Blog

Google Maps API ToS (warning: PDF)


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Postby draconis2941 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:45 am

The reasoning that I've heard behind this is that since Google uses multiple sources for map data they can't sublicense them for navigation. Navteq and Teleatlis don't want to undercut their relationships with TomTom, Garmin, etc.
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