creating a custom ios app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by hassoon, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. hassoon macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    hi, i want to create a navigation/map based app for my school also including indoors navigation. Is it possible to create my own map using existing apple libraries? can anybody suggest documentation, tutorials, books, videos, or even a hint of how to implement that? i worked a little bit with location and map kit but it seems that i can't achieve that using them, or am i wrong? thanks!
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I seem to recall an article on MR about an indoor mapping SDK (not from Apple,) not too long ago, but I can't find it now.

    Did a google search and all I found was this:

    The JS API might be usable in a UIWebView...
  3. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

    Jan 21, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    In a word, no.

    Apple's map kit does not let you use your own map contents.

    There are third party libraries that do mapping with arbitrary map libraries.

    There is one called route-me, hosted on Google.

    Beware that generating map data for it would be a big undertaking.

    Another issue is that the GPS's in Apple's devices are not the greatest, and even a really good GPS does not work well indoors.

    You are likely to not get any GPS signal at all in a commercial building, with it's metal framing and likely florescent lighting.
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    The service I mentioned but still can't remember much about used Wifi instead of GPS to determine position, meaning it worked indoors (but required configuration so it could determine what signals corresponded to what location in a building.)
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Yes, that's exactly it. I had been searching for "Map" in the MR archives. In hindsight, I feel silly for having thought it would have had "Mapping" in the title – "Mobile Location Positioning" makes a lot more sense.

    Googling around, it seems that they never actually released an SDK, or if they did it's no longer available since Apple purchased them.

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