Chapter 9. Working with location and maps

This chapter covers

  • Using maps in your views
  • Getting the current location
  • Showing pins on a map

The iPhone has so many features that many things that used to be separate gadgets can be apps. For most of us, the GPS on the phone is sufficient for our location and direction needs, and we don’t need a dedicated GPS device. The next application you’ll write, Parkinator, uses this feature to solve an important mobile computing problem: remembering where you parked.

Designing a map application

Let’s make the UI for this app just a front and back screen. On the front, you’ll see your location and the ...

Get Hello! iOS Development now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.