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Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap by Stephan Alber, Wilkins Fernandez

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CHAPTER 10

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Map Views

Adding Map Views in PhoneGap –JavaScript vs. Native Maps

Adding a map to your application in PhoneGap can be a challenging and complicated task that has many approaches and solutions. In the end, you can break it down to a simple rule: By using JavaScript-based libraries, you will get the fastest results and feature-rich maps without the hassle of developing a platform specific implementation.

Using native map SDKs via plug-ins will result in a smooth and fast map experience; however, they have a lot of limitations. These limitations include the lack of features, the impossibility to use them directly in your HTML code, and ...

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