HERE Android SDK Developer's Guide

Private Venues

This feature allows you to use a different source of venue data in addition to or instead of the default HERE backend. The private content backend must be configured by HERE, which is an operation transparent to a developer using the HERE Android SDK. Access to private venue data is at the discretion of its legal owner, and by definition, it is not public.

Note: For more information about configuring a private venue data backend, contact your HERE representative.

If a private backend has been configured, call the setPrivateContent(boolean) method on the VenueService class at MapFragment initialization to indicate that you want your application to use it.

The code below demonstrates a call to this method. Note that the code does not show the entire MapFragment initialization sequence.

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

  // Initialize the Map Fragment to have a map created and attached to
  // the fragment
  m_mapFragment.init(new OnEngineInitListener() {
    public void onEngineInitializationCompleted(Error error) {
      if (error == Error.NONE) {
        m_map = (Map) m_mapFragment.getMap();

        // Set access to private venue data:
        // Remember to start or restart Venue Service after setting private content
      } else {
        System.out.println("ERROR: Cannot initialize Map Fragment" + error.toString());

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