|iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?||Ingenium||7/17/12 4:13 AM|
i'm stuck with problem of what lib to choose for my nav app project.
At the moment there is: 1) route-me 2) Alpstein route-me 3) mapbox-ios-sdk
What is the difference between them all? What to choose as a foundation for navigation app?
Requirements for my app: 1) Multiple maps available 2) Multiple selected areas of different maps to work offline
Thank you a lot!
|Re: [route-me] iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?||Jan Christiansen||7/17/12 10:56 AM|
route-me is the name of the original implementation. Alpstein is the name of the company that is the main developer of a fork of the route-me library. I cannot provide a good comparison between these two as I have only used Alpstein so far. I mainly choose it because I liked the look and feel better. This thread https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/route-me-map/yOWrhNyFEcI also provides some differences between the original route-me and the Alpstein fork. As far as I know mapbox-ios-sdk is an sdk for developing map applications that is published by a company called development seed. I think that the sdk is based on one of the implementations mentioned above. If I am not mistaken one of the developers of this sdk is reading this mailing list and it might be a good time for a commercial break ; )
I worry you have to elaborate on these points as I do not get what you are after.
|Re: [route-me] iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?||Justin R. Miller||7/17/12 12:08 PM|
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:56:17 AM UTC-7, Jan Christiansen wrote:
You are correct :-) I work at Development Seed and am responsible for the MapBox iOS SDK.
You can get a sense of the general differences between "core" and Alpstein in their README:
Then, in our SDK's README, the differences between Alpstein and our SDK:
In particular, the most useful differences are the markers, the binary framework, and the MapBox-specific tech like MBTiles offline tiles, MapBox Hosting online tiles, and UTFGrid embedded interactivity (all linked to in the README). Also, a number of MapBox-created sample iOS apps are linked in our README, too, to try to explain these concepts more clearly.
We have a good relationship with Alpstein and contribute practically every generally-useful improvement in our library up to them, and then pull down their work as well, with slight modifications as per above. That's also the plan going forward.
Justin R. Miller
Development Seed / MapBox
|Re: [route-me] iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?||davidcv||7/24/12 2:53 AM|
Does any of the three versions provide routing calculation capabilities? Or they can only be used to display maps?
El dimarts 17 de juliol de 2012 21:08:23 UTC+2, Justin R. Miller va escriure:
|Re: [route-me] iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?||Randall Carver||8/27/12 5:19 AM|
All of these solutions are without routing. Display only.