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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners, Fourth Edition by Laurence Moroney, Rory Lewis

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Chapter     10

Mapping in iOS

A very common scenario for application developers in iOS is to add mapping to an application. Apple launched a new mapping service in 2012, and there’s a really useful toolkit that’s available to integrate this into your apps. In this chapter you’ll learn how to use the mapping control, as well as the MapKit libraries, to build a simple mapping app that shows you the basics of how it works!

Creating a Mapping App with the Map View

Let’s roll our sleeves up and get started with creating a new app that uses mapping. If you aren’t familiar with creating new apps, it’s a good idea to go back to Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 for a quick getting-started guide.

Create a new single view app and call it “mapControlDemo .” When ...

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