Question About MTDirections API

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by loon3y, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. loon3y, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    loon3y macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011
    what is the point of this api? a staff member implemented this API.

    it seems like mapquest does offer a directions feature for their API. but they cost way too much money

    i would ask the developer, but i dont want to rub him off the wrong way if we do need to purchase it and make a deal.

    i want a free map api i can have in my app, if google and bing are free and have the same feature, wouldn't every one just use it?
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    You could easily implement google maps direction api. Use their url based directions api which returns json data. Then uses there polyline data to convert to an MKOverlay that you can add to a map. This polyline data must be decoded as it is encoded to keep it small. They have the process of encoding documented so that you can decode it. You will also get the text directions you need to show in a list.

    It more seems like your dev didnt want to do the work and wants to save time by not rewriting code that could be bought. Is it worth the devs time aka will he spend more time cost wise than 329 bucks. Most likely yes....
  3. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2011

    thanks koolstar

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