iOS navigation app with multiple & offline maps: which library to use?

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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
Hi,

On Jul 17, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Ingenium wrote:
> 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?

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 ; )

> Requirements for my app: 1) Multiple maps available 2) Multiple selected areas of different maps to work offline

I worry you have to elaborate on these points as I do not get what you are after.

Cheers, Jan
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:
 
 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 ; ) 

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. 

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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
Hi,

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.