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Alfons
Jun 23, 2008, 01:46 AM
Hi,

Has anyone figured out how to use the drop pin resource(from Maps)? In the keynote I noticed that Modality used it in their medical application. http://www.modalitylearning.com/img/large_prod/Net1.png

Cheers Alfons



kpua
Jun 23, 2008, 02:03 AM
I haven't looked at the UIKit docs much, and I can't tell the future, so I don't know the answer to your question. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they just copied the image and did the animations themselves.

Sbrocket
Jun 23, 2008, 03:14 AM
Has anyone figured out how to use the drop pin resource(from Maps)? In the keynote I noticed that Modality used it in their medical application.

That's not something built in. They simply recreated the similar object in Maps, and animated the pin with CoreAnimation or the UIKit animation blocks (probably the latter, they're easier to use).

As always, though, if its something you want built in by all means file an Enhancement report.
http://bugreporter.apple.com/

Alfons
Jun 23, 2008, 08:29 AM
I got a real deja vu feeling about this but last time I didn't file the Enhancement report. Weird.

I just posted an enhancement report, let's see what happens.

Cheers

Sbrocket
Jun 23, 2008, 10:07 AM
I got a real deja vu feeling about this but last time I didn't file the Enhancement report. Weird.

I just posted an enhancement report, let's see what happens.

Cheers

Don't expect much to happen. Enhancement reports are usually filed away somewhere and typically only get attention if they get duplicated many times (as in, many people want some feature). At least they know someone wants it, though.

The idea behind UIKit that the engineers keep pushing is making it such that common things are easy and all things are "possible with some work." Usually, enhancement reports that focus on something not currently possible with the given tools (and something not actively excluded by Apple) are given priority so that people can actually accomplish what they're trying to do.

As what you're asking for here is certainly very possible with the tools available to you now, I wouldn't expect much response. They don't like to burden the frameworks with little things that wouldn't be used much and only satisfy a niche. You're better off implementing the pins yourself.