Is MapView with marker just for display subjected to google api pricing

#1

Wondering if displaying map in the app has limit for free api key ?

Also my screen having MapView loads slow for the first time(little hang), works fine after that. Any pre caching technique I should use here ?

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#2

Using the Google Maps API in native iOS and Android is free I believe but you should check the pricing in the link you posted (https://developers.google.com/maps/pricing-and-plans/) and policies here (https://developers.google.com/maps/terms#section_9).

Often times heavy native components take time to load because a lot of code and data is being loaded into RAM. You could try rendering an invisible, tiny map to preload it. Another approach is to show a loading indicator on top of where the map will go. The tradeoffs between UX and battery life and speed are up to you.

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