In this chapter, you’ll get started using MapKit, one of the most successful frameworks for iOS. You’ll also explore some cool apps that are currently based on the MapKit framework. Of course, in addition, you’ll create your first MapKit app. This app will run on both the iPhone and iPad and allow you to scroll through Apple’s world map, zoom in, and zoom out—all with no code from you whatsoever! This is the simplest way to dip your big toe into the waters of MapKit-based apps.
Although MapKit, as a toolbox, is a challenging set of utilities and devices, you’ll soon see just how easily you can put together a basic app using MapKit. Before going any farther, however, I want to talk about frameworks. After that, ...