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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition by Chad Mello, Dr. Rory Lewis

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Chapter    9

MapKit with a Little More Effort

In Chapter 8, you were able to create a nice MapKit app with no coding on your part; Xcode did it all for you. That app allowed you to scroll around the world map, zoom in to view more details, and zoom out as well. For all the wonderful technology packed into it, though, your simple app was not very useful beyond perusing the map. In this chapter, you’re going to create something that has a bit more usefulness and functionality to it. You’re going to consider a variety of components that you’ll use to build in to your app.

For this project, programmers like you need to spend a minute recalling some basic earth science and geography so that your code will be as effective as possible. After you’ve ...

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