Need some help with MAP-related app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by icadrick, May 21, 2010.

  1. icadrick macrumors newbie

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    May 21, 2010
    #1
    Hey guys, recently I'm starting to develop an app which it will locate the nearest gas station.

    But the problem is, I heard that MapKit will only show the location if you provide the Lat/Long of the location.

    If I try use the search in Google Map, I can get all the gas station's location by providing the gas station's name.

    That's why I'm thinking, is there anyway I can achieve that by using some kind like "Google Map Search" to get the Lat/Long for certain location? If there is no such way to use "Google Map Search", then I wonder how does all the other apps (which will locate the nearest store/restaurant/etc) can make it?

    Or do you guys have any suggestions if I wanna to do something like this?

    Hope to get some replies soon :)

    PS: I didn't plan to sell this app if I can make it because I know about the google map license stuffs.
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Apr 22, 2005
    #2
    You have to use the standard Google Maps API to retrieve the locations, and then use that data with MapKit.
     
  3. icadrick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 21, 2010
    #3
    but how to use the Google Map API in XCode??

    Is there any example?
     

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