How to use Fusion Tables in your Android app
december 9, 2017
This tutorial explains how to make a database available in an Android app with google Fusion Tables.
Fusion tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables.
Create a new project on the google developers console. Now search for “Fusion Tables” in the list of API’s, click on it and enable the tables.
It ask for credentials, the next step is to create a service account associated with the project.
This service account is for troubleshooting and editing data by multiple users.
Now the service account is set up, you can resolve a key you need in order to use the tables in your project, in my case i’m using App Inventor. From the API Manager Credentials page select the service account and click ‘Create Credentials’.
Now we need to connect the fusion tables to our project.
Look up the Fushi0n tables in the API.
Now you can either create a fusion table, use available public data or import a data file and the fusion table is ready to be used.
My next step is to integrate the fusion tables into an android app. As i said before I’m using app inventor for this project, since it’s very user friendly.
With the inventor blocks I retrieve the fusion data into my app with an initialize and get statement.