Mobile Developer News Roundup: Google Maps for iOS, jQuery Mobile Panels, Windows Store Apps for iOS Developers

by Joey deVilla on December 13, 2012

Google Maps Comes to iOS

Skeleton in the desert beside an iPhone displaying Apple Maps

I couldn’t resist posting this Apple Maps joke.

You can now get Google Maps for the iPhone, and there’s also a Google Maps SDK for iOS! Among other things, the SDK’s features include:

  • Quick-loading vector-based maps
  • 2D and 3D views, with controllable camera positions for 3D views
  • Gesture-based map rotation and tilt
  • Traffic conditions, and control camera positions in 3D.

According to the announcement, access to the Google Maps SDK for iOS’ API keys is being progressively rolled out to developers who register interest.

How To Use jQuery Mobile 1.3’s Panels

Here’s a video that explains how to use jQuery Mobile 1.3’s “sliding panel” UI elements. You see them in native iOS apps such as YouTube, and you can now have them in your HTML5 mobile apps.

Windows Store Apps for iOS Developers: An Online Tutorial

Joe HealyMy friend Joe Healy, Tampa-based developer evangelist with Microsoft points to an online course done in cooperation with iOS tutorial heavyweights Big Nerd Ranch on developing Windows Store Apps for iOS developers taking place today and tomorrow. Check it out!

This article also appears in Mobilize!: The CTS Mobile Tech Blog.

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