Creating a mini map using MapKit on the iPhone

So as promised here is the final part of my MapKit tips and tricks using the iPhone SDK. Sorry it’s a little later than I intended as I wanted my version of the feature live in the AppStore before I published the article. So we’ve seen before how to create a simple map, well now…

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My take on Chrome OS

So Google have unveiled Chrome OS… which in actual fact is just a web browser where all you can do is interact with web apps. This isn’t a review, in fact if you want that go to Engadget It’s even less than a thin client of old (read: Citrix). When did we suddenly decide that…

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How to add a pin to embedded map

Part one of this section on MapKits showed how to embed a map and place a floating toolbar for switching the map views, however it didn’t cover how to drop the pin where you wanted it. Create the Object First lets create a new NSObject for the place mark. Let’s call it ‘PlaceMark’ PlaceMark.h #import…

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How to embed a map on the iPhone

In the first of a few posts I intend to make I’ll demonstrate some examples using the iPhone SDK. This example will demonstrate how to embed a map, using the MKMapKit framework inside a UIView using the iPhone SDK. Note you must be using iPhone OS 3.0 or higher for this to work. The ultimate…

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The nasty side of Twitter

For most Twitter is a fantastic communication tool.  The way in which any one can follow anyone else and follow their stream of Tweets is exactly what makes Twitter the success that it is.  Unfortunately this level of openness is not without it’s pit falls. I’ve been following @KirstieMAllsopp for a while now, in case…

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Computer Game censorship

I read an article today from The Register entitled GTA maker coughs up $20m for ‘hot coffee’ sex. Now if anyone doesn’t know the background to this story, here it is.  When Take2 released the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas there was a hidden mini game in it that involved the character having sex…

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The iTunes App Store review process

Being a small fry iPhone app developer, that being I do so in my own spare time because I like developing apps for the iPhone, I’ve simply got to comment about the App Store review process as it stands. I won’t make any individual comments about my personal rejections I’ve had except to say. I…

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