Pro iOS Geo: Building Apps with Location Based Services

Pro iOS Geo: Building Apps with Location Based Services

by Giacomo Andreucci

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Deepen your app development skills with Pro iOS Geo. This book shows you how to use geolocation-based tools to enhance the iOS apps you develop. Author Giacomo Andreucci describes different ways to integrate geo services, depending on the kind of app you’re looking to develop: a web app, a hybrid app, or a native app. You’ll discover how to use the Google Maps API features to integrate powerful geo capabilities in your apps with a little effort.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Design geographic features for your apps while respecting usability criteria
  • Design touristic geo apps
  • Use HTML5 and the Google Maps JavaScript API to implement powerful geo functions in your apps
  • Use Google Fusion Tables to display and query data in your maps
  • Transform your geo web apps into hybrid apps that can be submitted to the Apple App Store
  • Create native iOS geo apps using the new Apple Maps data through the Map Kit API

After reading Pro iOS Geo, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to add a geo dimension to all your apps, whether as a feature of a larger app— such as a social networking app that shows where friends are located in a selected area—or as the primary part of an app—such as a guide app that shows the monuments in your city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430247043
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Giacomo Andreucci has a Ph.D. in History and Geography at the University of Bologna, Italy. His main research interests embrace the use of new media in historical and geographical/cartographical research. He is also tech writer for the Italian publisher FAG for which he wrote books on Google Earth/Maps API, SketchUp, etc. More information about his books are available here:

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Part 2: Web Apps

Chapter 2: Map-basedWeb App Basics: Hello World

Chapter 3: Map Controls and Styles

Chapter 4: Creating a GUI for the App with jQuery Mobile

Chapter 5: Overlays

Chapter 6: Implementiong Geolocation

Part 3: Hybrid Apps

Chapter 7: Creating Hybrid Apps

Part 4: Native Apps with Apple Map Kit

Chapter 8: Introduction to the Core Location Framework

Chapter 9: Introduction to Apple Maps and theMap Kit Framework

Chapter 10: Displaying Ojects on a Map

Appendix A: Understanding the Terms of Service

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