Expo (32) MapView renders blank


I’m after a bit of help with Google Maps, as it’s working in development, but not in production with a built APK where it just shows a blank screen with the Google logo at the bottom. I’ve seen this question around, but they’re generally a bit older and don’t contain any more than I’ve done already.

I’ve gone through these steps…

  • Add Expo MapView
  • Enabled Maps for Android SDK (Google Dev console)
  • Entered my package name and SHA-1 fingerprint from the Play Console (Google managed keys)

As I say, It works in development, but not when I build the APK.

I’m running RN 0.59 and Expo 32, but I think I may need to update Expo to 33 to build 64bit APKs?

Please, if anyone has any more to offer, I’d be very grateful!

Hey @kemikalgeneral,

Did you add your Google Maps API key to your app.json (either under the ios key, android key or both)?



Hi @adamjnav, thanks for the reply.

Yes I have, under Android-Config-apiKey

@adamjnav Do you have any other ideas please, I really need this working.


Can you share the relevant code for rendering the screen and your app.json file?

I might have the same issue. Map tiles are not rendering if I zoom in. If I zoom out a lot it does.

Only on the Play Store.

Hi @adamjnav,

Sure I can!
I’ve left out the styling code as it all works, just not in production.


import React, {Component} from 'react';
import {ImageBackground, Linking, StyleSheet, Text, TextInput, TouchableOpacity, View} from 'react-native';
import {MapView, Permissions, SQLite} from 'expo';
import {MaterialIcons} from '@expo/vector-icons';

import PageBreak from './../../Components/PageBreak';

import colors from "../../Styles/colors";
import mainStyles from "../../Styles/styles";
import dimensions from "../../Styles/dimensions";

const db = SQLite.openDatabase('xxx.db');

export default class xxx extends Component {
    state = {
        isPermissionGranted: false,
        newTitle: '',
        newMessage: '',
        region: {
            latitude: 0,
            longitude: 0,
            latitudeDelta: 0.005,
            longitudeDelta: 0.005,
        markers: [],
        selectedMarker: {},
        error: null,
        isFormHidden: true,
        isCalloutHidden: true,

    // Get current location on page load
    componentDidMount() {

    // Check for permission to use the device's location
    checkLocationPermission = () => {
            .then((response) => {
                if (response.status === 'granted') {

                    this.setState({isPermissionGranted: true});
                } else {
                    this.setState({isPermissionGranted: false});
            .catch((error) => {
                console.log('Map component location permission error: ', error);

    getLocation() {
            (position) => {
                    region: {
                        latitude: position.coords.latitude,
                        longitude: position.coords.longitude,
                        latitudeDelta: 0.005,
                        longitudeDelta: 0.005,
                    error: null,
            (error) => this.setState({error: error.message}),
            {enableHighAccuracy: true, timeout: 20000, maximumAge: 1000}

        // Get markers from database

// Get all markers from the database and add the to the state
    getMarkersFromDB() {
        db.transaction(tx => {
            tx.executeSql('select * from xxx', [], (_, {rows}) => {
                // console.log('DTT rows: ', rows._array);
                const dbRows = rows._array;

                const markersArray = [];
                this.setState({markers: []});

                // Map over the dbRows, creating a marker for each row
                // Push the row to the markers state
                dbRows.map((row) => {
                    let marker = {
                        marker: {
                            id: 0,
                            title: '',
                            message: '',
                            latLng: {
                                latitude: 0,
                                longitude: 0,

                    marker.marker.id = row.id;
                    marker.marker.title = row.title;
                    marker.marker.message = row.message;
                    marker.marker.latLng.latitude = row.latitude;
                    marker.marker.latLng.longitude = row.longitude;


                this.setState({markers: markersArray});

render() {
        return (
            <ImageBackground source={require('../../Assets/images/background.png')}
                             style={{width: '100%', height: '100%'}}>

                <View style={[{flex: 1}, mainStyles.pageColour]}>

                    {this.state.isPermissionGranted ?
                        <View style={{flex: 1}}>

                            {/***** Map *****/}
                                style={{flex: 1}}
                                    latitude: this.state.region.latitude,
                                    longitude: this.state.region.longitude,
                                    latitudeDelta: this.state.region.latitudeDelta,
                                    longitudeDelta: this.state.region.longitudeDelta,
                                onPress={() => this.toggleCalloutVisibility('map')}>

                                {/***** Marker *****/}
                                {/*Render the list of Markers if there are any, click to open the Callout*/}
                                {this.state.markers.map(marker => (
                                        onPress={() => this.toggleCalloutVisibility('marker', marker)}>

                                        <MapView.Callout tooltip={true}>
                                            <View style={styles.calloutContainer}>
                                                <Text style={styles.calloutTitle}>{marker.title}</Text>
                                                <Text style={styles.latLngText}>Lat: {marker.latLng.latitude}</Text>
                                                <Text style={styles.latLngText}>Lng: {marker.latLng.longitude}</Text>





                        <View style={styles.permissionContainer}>
                            <Text style={[mainStyles.smallText, styles.permissionText]}>
                                You need to grant location access to enable the Map</Text>



  "expo": {
    "name": "xxx",
    "icon": "./App/Assets/images/xxx.png",
    "orientation": "portrait",
    "version": "0.3",
    "sdkVersion": "32.0.0",
    "android": {
      "package": "com.xxx.xxx",
      "versionCode": 3,
      "config": {
        "googleMaps": {
          "apiKey": "myApiKey"
    "ios": {
      "bundleIdentifier": "com.xxx.xxx",
      "infoPlist": {
        "NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription": "This app uses your location for xxx"

@caminoninja … I have the same issue (only) on iOS in development where it recognises my current location, but doesn’t jump to it, and is zoomed VERY far in.