iPhone Location Aware Apps by Example - Beginner's Guide

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  • Learn everything about Location Based Services from concept to implementation in the real world.
  • Build your own Foursquare type app using the Foursquare API.
  • Discover Core Location and different techniques of location detection.
  • Explore the MapKit and 3rd Party Maps API with OpenStreetMaps
  • Build your own weather app, with Text to Speech.
  • Build your own events App, with EventKit and augmented reality.
  • Create a location based news App using AOL Patch News API
  • Create a social governance app from scratch.

From weather apps which give you a forecast based on your current location to fitness apps which track your speed and distance travelled. From Google Maps to Foursquare. Increasing mobility and social networking has made location awareness an integral aspect of modern iPhone applications.

This book will teach you everything you need to know about building iPhone location aware apps, from simple Google maps to complex region monitoring and augmented reality. Build five real world location aware apps and get a taste of HTML5-based mobile app development.

The book begins by explaining behind-the-scenes working of location-based systems, including GPS. Explore in depth iOS Core Location and the MapKit Framework, using examples depicting each capability of the respective frameworks. Having learnt about location and maps, you will build five location-based apps using the APIs and SDKs publicly available. The book has everything for a beginner as well as advanced users, with chapters devoted to advanced topics such as push notifications, geo fencing and augmented reality.

  • Gain in depth knowledge of the location-based world, using real world examples.
  • Master the new iOS 5 Location Simulator to fine tune your apps.
  • Implement the best of the Location APIs and SDKs available now and incorporate them in your apps
Page Count 386
Course Length 11 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781849692243
Date Of Publication 23 Mar 2012


Zeeshan Chawdhary

Zeeshan Chawdhary has over 8 years of experience in the web, mobile, and location-based services space. With a career spanning from developing 3D mobile game development at IndiaGames to leading a location-based travel startup at iCityConcierge Ltd - as the chief technology officer, Zeeshan has been able to work on a lot of exciting technologies – with the focus on cutting edge travel technology. Among the key achievements Zeeshan has pioneered is the right mix of using Open Source and Proprietary software to create a technology stack based on the client’s need. He has developed location-based solutions for Nokia (for millions of hits per year) on a scalable cloud platform using Rackspace Cloud. He enjoys working with PHP, PostGIS, and PhoneGap. He has immense experience in making startups use location data effectively for their growth, from startups like Foursquare to hotel industry big-wigs like Marriott; from mobile giant Nokia to Airline king American Airlines, he has worked with them all. Zeeshan Chawdhary currently serves as the CTO of iCityConcierge Ltd., where he is currently working on creating the best personalized travel experience for travellers. He can be reached on Google at imzeeshanc@gmail.com