ngwane ngwane - 1 year ago 127
Android Question

Drop marker slowly from top of screen to location on android map V2

I am using android maps v2works fine I can add and remove markers onLong Touch on locations.

I would like to drop the marker slowly into the touched location i.e. I want the user to see the marker floating from the top of the screen to the point where it is dropped(touched location).

Currently; the marker just appears on the touched location such that you have to lift you finger to see that it has been dropped. It would be nice to see it coming from the top of the screen.


Answer Source

You can achieve this with a code similar to this (untested):

final LatLng target = ...;

final long duration = 400;
final Handler handler = new Handler();
final long start = SystemClock.uptimeMillis();
Projection proj = map.getProjection();

Point startPoint = proj.toScreenLocation(target);
startPoint.y = 0;
final LatLng startLatLng = proj.fromScreenLocation(startPoint);

final Interpolator interpolator = new LinearInterpolator(); Runnable() {
    public void run() {
        long elapsed = SystemClock.uptimeMillis() - start;
        float t = interpolator.getInterpolation((float) elapsed / duration);
        double lng = t * target.longitude + (1 - t) * startLatLng.longitude;
        double lat = t * target.latitude + (1 - t) * startLatLng.latitude;
        marker.setPosition(new LatLng(lat, lng));
        if (t < 1.0) {
            // Post again 10ms later.
            handler.postDelayed(this, 10);
        } else {
            // animation ended
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