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iOS 5 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Colin Francis, Shawn Grimes

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Chapter 5

Map Kit Recipes

The Map Kit framework is an incredibly powerful and useful toolkit that adds immense functionality to the location services that " 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. iOS 5 has continued to improve the capabilities of Map Kit, improving developer capability and making map-based applications increasingly dynamic and useful.

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Recipe 5–1: Showing a Map with the Device's Location

The core foundation of any Map Kit ...

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