Navigation SDK for Android

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The Navigation SDK for Android allows you to build a complete navigation experience with the power of the Mapbox Directions API. The Navigation SDK provides a collection of features that are critical when building navigation projects, including:

  • Navigation routes
  • Accurate device location updates
  • Voice instruction announcements
  • Real-time user progress to their destination
  • Off-route detection
  • Dynamic camera adjustments during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Pre-built UI components to show changing navigational information

Available SDKs

The Mapbox Navigation SDK is comprised of two SDKs that can be used to integrate navigation into your Android project:

  • The core Navigation SDK. This is where core logic lives for generating routes, tracking route progress, delivering turn-by-turn instructions, and other actions related to Directions API information. The Navigation SDK can be combined with the Mapbox Maps SDK for Android.
  • The Navigation UI SDK. Built on top of the Navigation SDK, the Navigation UI SDK consumes data from the Navigation SDK and arranges it in default UI components that have various customizable options.

The Navigation SDK and the Navigation UI SDK can be used together if you want to use a mixture of the Mapbox-provided UI components and your own custom UI fed data from the Navigation SDK.

Install the Navigation SDK

You'll need to add the Navigation SDK or the Navigation UI SDK as a dependency before developing your project.

Migrating from the current Navigation SDK

Read Mapbox's migration guide on GitHub if your project is using the current stable "legacy" Mapbox Navigation SDK for Android and you want to transition it to this beta version of the Navigation SDK for Android.

Including the Maps SDK

The core Navigation SDK doesn't include the Mapbox Maps SDK for Android, so if you're planning to display navigation information on top of a map, you'll need to add the Mapbox Maps SDK as a dependency before developing your project. Read the Maps SDK installation docs to get started.

Configure credentials

Before installing the SDK, you will need to gather the appropriate credentials. The SDK requires two pieces of sensitive information from your Mapbox account. If you don't have a Mapbox account: sign up and navigate to your Account page. You'll need:

  • A public access token: From your account's tokens page, you can either copy your default public token or click the Create a token button to create a new public token.
  • A secret access token with the Downloads:Read scope.
    1. From your account's tokens page, click the Create a token button.
    2. From the token creation page, give your token a name and make sure the box next to the Downloads:Read scope is checked.
    3. Click the Create token button at the bottom of the page to create your token.
    4. The token you've created is a secret token, which means you will only have one opportunity to copy it somewhere secure.

You should not expose these access tokens in publicly-accessible source code where unauthorized users might find them. Instead, you should store them somewhere safe on your computer and take advantage of Gradle properties to make sure they're only added when your app is compiled. Once this configuration step has been completed, you will be able to reference your credentials in other parts of your app.

Configure your secret token

To avoid exposing your secret token, add it as an environment variable:

  1. Find or create a gradle.properties file in your Gradle user home folder. The folder can be found at «USER_HOME»/.gradle. Once you have found or created the file, its path should be «USER_HOME»/.gradle/gradle.properties. You can read more about Gradle properties in the official Gradle documentation.
  2. Add your secret token your gradle.properties file:
MAPBOX_DOWNLOADS_TOKEN=PASTE_YOUR_SECRET_TOKEN_HERE

Configure your public token

There are many ways to configure your public access token. Many of the examples and code snippets on this site assume your token is stored in a file in your project with other string values. If you would like to manage your public access token this way, open your project's R.strings.xml file and add the following string resource:

<string name="mapbox_access_token">MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN</string>

If you ever need to rotate your access token, you will need to update the token value in your R.strings.xml file.

Configure permissions

You can use the Manifest merge feature to reduce the need to include any SDK requirements in your application's manifest file. You'll need to add either the Fine or Coarse location permission if you plan to display a user's location on the map or get the user's location information. The user location permission should also be checked during runtime using the PermissionsManager.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
Handle location permissions

The Navigation SDK makes use of the Android manifest merge feature. The Navigation SDK's manifest file already has both the course and fine location permission lines, which means you don't have to declare any location permissions inside your project's manifest file or in some other way.

If your project targets Android API 23 or higher, make sure to check the user location permission in runtime using the Mapbox Core Library for Android's PermissionsManager interface.

Add the dependency

Mapbox provides the Navigation SDK via Maven.

To add the Mapbox Navigation SDK as a dependency, you will need to configure your build to download the Navigation SDK from Mapbox directly. This requires a valid username and password.

  1. Open your project in Android Studio.

  2. Open up your module-level build.gradle file.

  3. The Navigation SDK uses Java 8 features. To enable Java 8 in your project, add the following compileOptions.

    android {
        compileOptions {
            sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
            targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        }
        // Add the block below if you're using Kotlin
        kotlinOptions {
            jvmTarget = "1.8"
        }
        ...
    }
    
  4. Make sure that your project's minSdkVersion is at API 21 or higher.

    android {
        ...
        defaultConfig {
            minSdkVersion 21
        }
    }
    
  5. Add the dependency under dependencies. There are two options:

    • Option 1: To use the Navigation SDK with pre-built UI components, add the navigation:ui dependency. This will also include navigation:core automatically.

      dependencies {
        implementation "com.mapbox.navigation:ui:1.1.0"
      }
      
    • Option 2: To use the Navigation SDK without pre-built UI components, add the navigation:core dependency.

      dependencies {
        implementation "com.mapbox.navigation:core:1.1.0"
      }
      
  6. Open up your project-level build.gradle file. Declare the Mapbox Downloads API's releases/maven endpoint in the repositories block. To download the Navigation SDK dependency, you must authenticate your request with a valid username and password. In the previous section, you added the password to a gradle.properties file in your Gradle user home folder. The username field should always be "mapbox". It should not be your personal username used to create the secret token.

    allprojects {
        repositories {
            maven {
                url 'https://api.mapbox.com/downloads/v2/releases/maven'
                authentication {
                    basic(BasicAuthentication)
                }
                credentials {
                    // Do not change the username below.
                    // This should always be `mapbox` (not your username). 
                    username = "mapbox"
                    // Use the secret token you stored in gradle.properties as the password
                    password = project.properties['MAPBOX_DOWNLOADS_TOKEN'] ?: ""
                }
            }
        }
    }
    
  7. Because you've edited your Gradle files, Android Studio will ask you whether you want to sync the Gradle files. You can sync now.

Using nightly builds and beta versions

You can also use a SNAPSHOT version of the Navigation SDK if you want access to bug fixes or features that have not been packaged in an official release yet. Find more information about how to do this inside the Navigation SDK's GitHub repository.

Method limit

If you've added the Navigation SDK (Core/UI or both), finished all of the installation steps above, and encounter an Android Studio error saying that you've reached maximum method count, try enabling Multidex following the official Android guides to using multidex and optimizing your code.

Display a navigation UI

If you are using the Navigation UI SDK, use NavigationView to simulate your first navigation experience using our drop-in UI. In the example below you will:

  • Add NavigationView to your project's XML layout file.
  • Simulate a pre-fetched DirectionsRoute.
  • Retrieve a MapboxNavigation object to gain direct access to the navigation session.

Open the activity's XML layout file and add the following view:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto">
<com.mapbox.navigation.ui.NavigationView
android:id="@+id/navigationView"
android:layout_width="0dp"
android:layout_height="0dp"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent" />
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

Create a new Activity or open an existing Activity and add the code below:

package com.example.myapplication
import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import com.mapbox.api.directions.v5.models.DirectionsRoute
import com.mapbox.mapboxsdk.Mapbox
import com.mapbox.navigation.core.MapboxNavigation
import com.mapbox.navigation.ui.NavigationViewOptions
import com.mapbox.navigation.ui.OnNavigationReadyCallback
import com.mapbox.navigation.ui.listeners.NavigationListener
import com.mapbox.navigation.ui.map.NavigationMapboxMap
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*
class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity(), OnNavigationReadyCallback, NavigationListener {
private lateinit var navigationMapboxMap: NavigationMapboxMap
private lateinit var mapboxNavigation: MapboxNavigation
private val route by lazy { getDirectionsRoute() }
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
Mapbox.getInstance(applicationContext, getString(R.string.mapbox_access_token))
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
navigationView.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
navigationView.initialize(this)
}
override fun onLowMemory() {
super.onLowMemory()
navigationView.onLowMemory()
}
override fun onStart() {
super.onStart()
navigationView.onStart()
}
override fun onResume() {
super.onResume()
navigationView.onResume()
}
override fun onStop() {
super.onStop()
navigationView.onStop()
}
override fun onPause() {
super.onPause()
navigationView.onPause()
}
override fun onDestroy() {
navigationView.onDestroy()
super.onDestroy()
}
override fun onBackPressed() {
// If the navigation view didn't need to do anything, call super
if (!navigationView.onBackPressed()) {
super.onBackPressed()
}
}
override fun onSaveInstanceState(outState: Bundle) {
navigationView.onSaveInstanceState(outState)
super.onSaveInstanceState(outState)
}
override fun onRestoreInstanceState(savedInstanceState: Bundle) {
super.onRestoreInstanceState(savedInstanceState)
navigationView.onRestoreInstanceState(savedInstanceState)
}
override fun onNavigationReady(isRunning: Boolean) {
if (!isRunning && !::navigationMapboxMap.isInitialized) {
if (navigationView.retrieveNavigationMapboxMap() != null) {
this.navigationMapboxMap = navigationView.retrieveNavigationMapboxMap()!!
navigationView.retrieveMapboxNavigation()?.let { this.mapboxNavigation = it }
val optionsBuilder = NavigationViewOptions.builder(this)
optionsBuilder.navigationListener(this)
optionsBuilder.directionsRoute(route)
optionsBuilder.shouldSimulateRoute(true)
navigationView.startNavigation(optionsBuilder.build())
}
}
}
override fun onNavigationRunning() {
// Empty because not needed in this example
}
override fun onNavigationFinished() {
finish()
}
override fun onCancelNavigation() {
navigationView.stopNavigation()
finish()
}
private fun getDirectionsRoute(): DirectionsRoute {
val directionsRouteAsJson = "{\"routeIndex\":\"0\",\"distance\":1988.6,\"duration\":433.9,\"geometry\":\"}oragA|dnmhFtO{SvC_ExCtEvLjPfSrXbCdDeCdDmI~KkLzOyGbJqCzD}B`Bc\\\\xc@wBvES^Sb@cAtByApCu@v@_An@wGx@aSdCkCZZxE`Cn^x@zLt@bLF|@XdEXlEx@dMvDbn@TrDXvElClb@`@|G^|ElAlR|@~Mf@|H`@bGfHjgAv@vMX|EtAlRxA`UnCdb@jAvQdJtvAZvETlDXjE~Cdf@nEfr@JxADp@Bf@Dd@Dv@N|BdKv~AzAnUdInoAgEh@wn@pH}C^YD\\\\`FzAjUtGnbATtD`@EvC]j@Ir_@oE\",\"weight\":774.2,\"weight_name\":\"routability\",\"legs\":[{\"distance\":1988.6,\"duration\":433.9,\"summary\":\"Fremont Street, Pine Street\",\"steps\":[{\"distance\":53.7,\"duration\":10.3,\"geometry\":\"}oragA|dnmhFtO{SvC_E\",\"name\":\"Beale Street\",\"mode\":\"driving\",\"maneuver\":{\"location\":[-122.396255,37.791503],\"bearing_before\":0.0,\"bearing_after\":135.0,\"instruction\":\"Head southeast on Beale Street\",\"type\":\"depart\",\"modifier\":\"right\"},\"voiceInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":53.7,\"announcement\":\"Head southeast on Beale Street, then turn right 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Street\",\"mode\":\"driving\",\"maneuver\":{\"location\":[-122.395825,37.79116],\"bearing_before\":135.0,\"bearing_after\":225.0,\"instruction\":\"Turn right onto Mission Street\",\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"right\"},\"voiceInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":44.4,\"announcement\":\"Turn right onto Fremont Street\",\"ssmlAnnouncement\":\"\\u003cspeak\\u003e\\u003camazon:effect name\\u003d\\\"drc\\\"\\u003e\\u003cprosody rate\\u003d\\\"1.08\\\"\\u003eTurn right onto Fremont Street\\u003c/prosody\\u003e\\u003c/amazon:effect\\u003e\\u003c/speak\\u003e\"}],\"bannerInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":108.6,\"primary\":{\"text\":\"Fremont Street\",\"components\":[{\"text\":\"Fremont Street\",\"type\":\"text\",\"abbr\":\"Fremont St\",\"abbr_priority\":0}],\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"right\"}}],\"driving_side\":\"right\",\"weight\":61.5,\"intersections\":[{\"location\":[-122.395825,37.79116],\"bearings\":[45,135,225,315],\"entry\":[true,true,true,false],\"in\":3,\"out\":2}]},{\"distance\":283.1,\"duration\":76.4,\"geometry\":\"qopagA|`omhFeCdDmI~KkLzOyGbJqCzD}B`Bc\\\\xc@wBvES^Sb@cAtByApCu@v@_An@wGx@aSdCkCZ\",\"name\":\"Fremont Street\",\"mode\":\"driving\",\"maneuver\":{\"location\":[-122.396703,37.790473],\"bearing_before\":223.0,\"bearing_after\":315.0,\"instruction\":\"Turn right onto Fremont Street\",\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"right\"},\"voiceInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":263.1,\"announcement\":\"In 900 feet, turn left onto Pine Street\",\"ssmlAnnouncement\":\"\\u003cspeak\\u003e\\u003camazon:effect name\\u003d\\\"drc\\\"\\u003e\\u003cprosody rate\\u003d\\\"1.08\\\"\\u003eIn 900 feet, turn left onto Pine 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St\",\"abbr_priority\":0}],\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"left\"}}],\"driving_side\":\"right\",\"weight\":132.8,\"intersections\":[{\"location\":[-122.396703,37.790473],\"bearings\":[45,135,225,315],\"entry\":[false,false,true,true],\"in\":0,\"out\":3},{\"location\":[-122.398298,37.791734],\"bearings\":[135,300],\"entry\":[false,true],\"in\":0,\"out\":1}]},{\"distance\":1217.6,\"duration\":218.89999999999998,\"geometry\":\"yhtagAbxrmhFZxE`Cn^x@zLt@bLF|@XdEXlEx@dMvDbn@TrDXvElClb@`@|G^|ElAlR|@~Mf@|H`@bGfHjgAv@vMX|EtAlRxA`UnCdb@jAvQdJtvAZvETlDXjE~Cdf@nEfr@JxADp@Bf@Dd@Dv@N|BdKv~AzAnUdInoA\",\"name\":\"Pine Street\",\"mode\":\"driving\",\"maneuver\":{\"location\":[-122.39861,37.792413],\"bearing_before\":350.0,\"bearing_after\":260.0,\"instruction\":\"Turn left onto Pine Street\",\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"left\"},\"voiceInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":1197.6,\"announcement\":\"Continue on Pine Street for a half 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Street\",\"type\":\"turn\",\"modifier\":\"left\"},\"voiceInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":15.3,\"announcement\":\"You have arrived at your destination, on the right\",\"ssmlAnnouncement\":\"\\u003cspeak\\u003e\\u003camazon:effect name\\u003d\\\"drc\\\"\\u003e\\u003cprosody rate\\u003d\\\"1.08\\\"\\u003eYou have arrived at your destination, on the right\\u003c/prosody\\u003e\\u003c/amazon:effect\\u003e\\u003c/speak\\u003e\"}],\"bannerInstructions\":[{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":71.7,\"primary\":{\"text\":\"You will arrive\",\"components\":[{\"text\":\"You will arrive\",\"type\":\"text\"}],\"type\":\"arrive\",\"modifier\":\"right\"}},{\"distanceAlongGeometry\":15.3,\"primary\":{\"text\":\"You have arrived\",\"components\":[{\"text\":\"You have 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return DirectionsRoute.fromJson(directionsRouteAsJson)
}
companion object {
private const val TAG = "MainActivity"
}
}

Run the application and you will see a simulated navigation experience along a route.

Create a MapboxNavigation object

If you are using the core Navigation SDK, you will need to create a MapboxNavigation object to control the navigation session without a NavigationView. MapboxNavigation is used to request routes, register various Navigation SDK observers, and make other navigation-related customizations.

val navigationOptions = MapboxNavigation
    .defaultNavigationOptionsBuilder(context, accessToken)
    .locationEngine(customLocationEngine)
    .build()
val mapboxNavigation = MapboxNavigationProvider.create(navigationOptions)

Create and use only one instance of MapboxNavigation

The MapboxNavigationProvider ensures you will only have one MapboxNavigation instance in your application. Using this, you can access MapboxNavigation anywhere in your application using the retrieve() function.

class MyRouteProgressObserver : RouteProgressObserver {
    fun start() {
        if (MapboxNavigationProvider.isCreated()) {
            MapboxNavigationProvider.retrieve().registerRouteProgressObserver(this)
        }
    }

    fun stop() {
        if (MapboxNavigationProvider.isCreated()) {
            MapboxNavigationProvider.retrieve().unregisterRouteProgressObserver(this)
        }
    }

    override fun onRouteProgressChanged(routeProgress: RouteProgress) {
        // My route progress logic
    }
}

Pricing

Upgrading to the Navigation SDK v1.0.0+

Usage of the Navigation SDK v1.0.0 and higher is billed differently than pre-1.0.0 versions. If you are upgrading your application from an earlier version of the Navigation SDK, please read the pricing documentation to understand how these pricing changes will impact your monthly invoice.

Pricing by products: Navigation SDK for iOS and Android

Navigation SDK usage is billed by monthly active users (MAUs). To estimate the cost of your usage, see the following resources:

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