The Map API key is a unique key provided by the Google for free. Therefore each developer has to get a new API key for their machine for the debug purpose. Otherwise when you deploy the application on the emulator it will just display an grid without the Google maps.
Get the MD5 Certificate finger print
- First, set the path to the .android folder of you local PC on the command prompt
- The .android folder is usually located in the Documents folder. This folder is automatically created when you run an application on the emulator for the first time. This folder contains the debug.keystore file.
- Now, type the following command on you cmd to get the MD5 Certificate finger print: