Need some help with MAP-related app

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

  1. icadrick macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    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

    Apr 22, 2005
    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

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

    Is there any example?

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