Dissecting the "Kit" in MapKit

A session at CocoaConf PDX 2012

Friday 26th October, 2012

3:45pm to 4:45pm (PST)

You may or may not have experience working with Apple's MapKit, but have you ever considered what goes into building it from scratch? I have, because I've helped do just that. This session will go over the high-level components of MapKit -- things like the map view, annotations, annotation views, and user location services -- and talk about what they do, but also how they can be -- and have been -- duplicated. We will compare and contrast with the MapBox iOS SDK, which is a completely open source implementation of MapKit, not a subclass derivative, and see all the complex bits and bobs that go into it, including tile-based layers, annotation recycling, complex interaction delegate callbacks, map tile cache management, and scalable vector drawing, to name a few.

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Justin Miller

Programmer, traveler, pancreatic cancer advocate. Past: Mapbox, Code Sorcery Workshop, Echo&Co, HostRocket, http://Voxel.net , http://Linux.com

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Time 3:45pm4:45pm PST

Date Fri 26th October 2012

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