Build Maps Component for Your App

Learn how to add Maps functionality to your custom React Native and Django app with Crowdbotics.

What is the Maps component and how much does it cost?

A feature that adds interactive maps to your mobile app to make it easier for users to find your locations. It usually takes between 10.8 and 13.2 hours and costs $900 to add Maps to an application.

How does the Maps component work?

This feature displays a map that lists locations as a user scrolls the map view. Locations can be shown based on the user's location or predetermined points of interest. Live location updates can be configured within the map view.

What is the Maps component used for?

Here are some common Maps user stories in a custom app build:

As a user, I would like to see locations of interest near me. As a user, I would like to see my own location relative to other points on the map.

Maps component README file



Install the required dependencies:

yarn add react-native-maps

Open /src/navigator/mainNavigator.js and import the stack navigator defined in navigator.js.

import Maps from "../features/<module_directory>/navigator.js";

And then add it to the navigation:

Maps: {
 screen: Maps

Update the map's initial location in: src/features/<module_directory>/index.js

This is the default value (San Francisco):

const region = {
 latitude: 37.78825,
 longitude: -122.4324,
 latitudeDelta: 0.0922,
 longitudeDelta: 0.0421,


Add Google Maps Key

Update android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml with the following XML meta tags:

       <!-- You will only need to add this meta-data tag, but make sure it's a child of application -->
           android:value="Your Google maps API Key Here"/>

       <!-- You will also only need to add this uses-library tag -->
       <uses-library android:name="org.apache.http.legacy" android:required="false"/>


Build configuration on iOS

cd ios
pod install

App Store Submission

The app's Info.plist file must contain a NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription with a user-facing purpose string explaining clearly and completely why your app needs the location, otherwise Apple will reject your app submission.

Enabling Google Maps on iOS

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Full Maps component code

import React from "react";
import { View } from "react-native";
import { styles } from './styles'
import MapView, { PROVIDER_GOOGLE } from "react-native-maps";

const Maps = () => {
  const region = {
    latitude: 37.78825,
    longitude: -122.4324,
    latitudeDelta: 0.0922,
    longitudeDelta: 0.0421

  return (
    <View style={styles.view}>

export default {
  name: "Maps",
  screen: Maps,
  reducer: null,
  actions: null

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