The Google Maps Android SDK for Work enhances support for the Google Maps Android API. The SDK is available as library and as Android SDK Manager. In the first option, developers can download as a static library in their devices, while in the second choice, they can follow a series of steps to complete the installation via Android Studio.
Over at Google Maps Mania, Keir Clarke has a good round-up of new Christmas-themed Google Maps mashups. Each year developers create new mashups with holiday themes, with most being map mashups. Two of these shown below have been added to our mashup directory. For more see our report from last year on tacky Christmas lights and finding out how far does Santa travel to you.
Check-in app Gowalla puts a fun twist on location sharing by helping its users discover wonderfully-designed virtual items that can be found, swapped, and dropped all over the place. Developer Ben Dodson used the Gowalla API to put together Wallabee Travel Edition.