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iOS 6 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Shawn Grimes, Colin Francis, Hans-Eric Grönlund

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Chapter    6

Map Recipes

The Map Kit framework is an incredibly powerful and useful toolkit that adds immense functionality to the location services that iOS devices offer. The framework’s key focus is the ability to place a user-interactive map in an application, with countless other features expanding functionality, allowing for a nearly entirely customizable mapping interface.

With iOS 6, Apple made a fundamental change by replacing the Google Maps back-end with a map engine of its own. There are many improvements, including a new cartography that gives great looking maps at any zoom level, better zooming experience thanks to the seamless rendering, and of course the turn-by-turn navigation. Despite all the changes beneath, the Map Kit API ...

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