Map Kit for iPhone 3.0 Screencast released by The Pragmatic Programmers

July 6, 2009 in iOS Development (E)

[] Parker, Colorado - The Pragmatic Programmers have released "Using the Map Kit", a 33-minute screencast video tutorial on how to embed maps inside iPhone applications using the new Map Kit framework available in iPhone 3.0. In this screencast you can follow along with Bill Dudney, an experienced iPhone developer, as he builds an iPhone application from scratch that displays a map of recent earthquakes around the world, shows custom annotations with callouts, and automatically zooms to a region of interest. In addition to the videos, you can also download the full source code.

This screencast covers the following topics:
* Understanding the Map Kit terminology
* Setting up a project from scratch
* Creating a map view delegate
* Displaying a basic map showing the user's current location
* Highlighting points of interest with custom annotations
* Setting a map view region and zooming to a given region of interest
* Adding callouts to annotations, specifically to show details in Safari
* An example of how to use a web service to asynchronously fetch map data

Watching this screencast is a great way to get up to speed on the new Map Kit framework and quickly integrate it into your iPhone 3.0 applications. The screencast is available in DRM-free QuickTime and iPod/iPhone formats for only $5.

The Pragmatic Studio offers public and private training on relevant topics taught by highly-qualified authors and experts. Since 2005, over 1200 developers have learned iPhone, Objective-C, Cocoa, Ruby, and Rails in our courses. By attending a Studio you'll get the most up to date training around. Copyright 2009 The Pragmatic Programmers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and Xcode are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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