google maps api key not working v2

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http://stackoverflow.com – I had an android application that utilizes google maps. I have followed the instuctions and made the app working in debug mode using the debug key. I have retrieved my SHA-1 key from the debug.keystore found here. c:\Users\myself\.android\debug.keystore using c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_03\bin>keytool -list -v -keystore c:\debug.keystore The map was showing fine whenever I used tethered debug by running the app from eclipse on my test phone (which ran android 2.3.6). However, after finishing the app, in the published app the map did not show. What was visible were only grey til (HowTos)