map application usage

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by chhoda, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. chhoda macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    Hi all,

    I need to call the map application that is present in the device from my app. Is it possible ? how ? If yes, is it possible to pass commandline parameter instructing it to show a street view ? Directions ?

    in another note, google map says their street view is a collection of short flash movies, and iphone does not support flash, so how do they manage to show street view in their map application ?

    thanks and regards
  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    I'm not aware of a URL scheme for the Google maps app (some searching shows comgoogleearth:// may be a possibility, though I've not found details). Probably worth emailing them to check.

    As it's their data they're likely to have it in a variety of formats. Packet sniffing will show what's coming back from their servers; flash seems unlikely.
  3. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007

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