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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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13. Maps and Location in iOS

To truly realize the benefits of mobile computing, you will often want to take advantage of the device’s capability to know where it is located and display maps of information to the user. Knowing the location of the device can be useful to many types of apps, but the precision needed for the location will be very different for various types of apps. For instance, an app used to let users track the route of their exercise run will need much more detailed location data than an app showing a user the nearest movie theater.

This chapter examines some of the powerful tools that the iOS platform provides to help you work with location and map data. The chapter covers how to expand My Contact List to find the current location ...

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