Working with Maps and Locations in iOS Apps

Video description

Learn how to use maps in your iOS apps

About This Video

  • Learn how to work with MapKit
  • Learn to make an app that uses locations
  • Create a fun game for users

In Detail

One of the best things about making apps for an iOS device is that GPS is built into the phone. This tiny chip in the phone will tell you exactly where the user is in the World. It's amazing what you can do with this.

Moreover, Apple has made this very easy for us to use. We can get a user's exact location in latitude and longitude and show things on a map wherever we want. To learn this new skill, we will be creating a Pokémon Go clone.

Pokémon Go is a popular iOS game that lets users catch digital Pokémon by traveling in the real world. We will be creating a simplified version of this to teach you how to work with maps in iOS and also how to use locations.

The code bundle for this video course is available at

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Map Basics
    1. The Course Overview 00:02:13
    2. Adding a Map 00:09:00
    3. App Design 00:08:45
    4. Setting Up Maps 00:10:00
  2. Chapter 2 : Location
    1. Where Is the User? 00:11:37
    2. CoreData 00:09:34
    3. Random Pokémon 00:13:52
    4. Annotations 00:13:23
  3. Chapter 3 : Pokémon Go Clone
    1. The Trainer 00:10:40
    2. Catch Pokémon 00:09:48
    3. No Catch 00:10:11
    4. Pokedex 00:16:01

Product information

  • Title: Working with Maps and Locations in iOS Apps
  • Author(s): Nick Walter
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788296809