035 iPhreaks Show – Mapkit with Christopher Judd

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    Christopher Judd (twitter github blog)
    Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog)
    Andrew Madsen (twitter github blog)
    Jaim Zuber (twitter Sharp Five Software)
    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

    Discussion
    00:37 – Christopher Judd Introduction

    CTO of Manifest Solutions

    01:59 – Mapkit

    TomTom App
    Geocaching

    04:16 – Getting an App to Work with Mapkit

    Core Location

    06:19 – Accuracy

    iBeacon
    iSimulate

    11:02 – Turn-by-turn Navigation

    maps.apple.com/maps

    13:16 – New in iOS7

    Overlay Levels
    MK Camera
    Snapshotter
    Direction & Routing
    Geo District Polyline
    Overlay Rendering
    Tiled Overlays

    15:00 – Heat Mapping
    16:44 – Alternatives

    Google Maps
    route-me
    CloudMade
    MapQuest
    Microsoft Bing Maps
    Mapbox
    Scout

    19:35 – Gotchas
    23:58 – Drawing Polygons/Charting
    29:57 – Core Location

    iBeacon
    Estimote Beacons

    34:49 – Battery Life

    Geolocation

    Picks

    Objective-Cloud (Andrew)
    Sound Exchange: Tampa Bay (Andrew)
    Jyoti Natural Foods Chhole, Chickpeas with Potatoes and Onions (Jaim)
    Indian Food (Pete)
    Cooking Your Own Indian Food: Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation (Pete)
    Upright Brewing (Pete)
    Pivotal Tracker (Chuck)
    Redmine (Chuck)
    Pepsi Max (Christopher)
    Cocoaconf (Christopher)

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    Transcript

    CHUCK:  Hey everybody and welcome to episode 35 of the iPhreaks Show. This week on our panel, we have Pete Hodgson.

    PETE:  Good morning from sunny San Francisco.

    CHUCK:  Andrew Madsen.

    ANDREW:  Good morning from cold Salt Lake City.

    CHUCK:  Jaim Zuber.

    JAIM:  Hey, hey. My, my.

    ANDREW:  Rock and roll will never die.

    CHUCK:  There we go.

    JAIM:  [Inaudible] on mood.

    ANDREW:  I’m a huge fan.

    CHUCK:  I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.TV. And this week, we have a special guest and that’s Chris Judd.

    CHRIS:  Thanks for having me.

    CHUCK:  Yeah, no problem. Since you haven’t been on the show before, do you want to introduce yourself really quickly?

    CHRIS:  Sure. I am the CTO of a medium-sized consulting company here at Columbus, Ohio called Manifest Solutions. And what I like to tell people is that by day, I’m a mild-mannered enterprise Java developer, but by night, I’m a crime-fighting mobile developer.

    CHUCK:  Ooh, very nice.

    JAIM:  Do you wear a cape for that?

    CHRIS:  I don’t. But one of the applications I worked on is like ADT for your body. So, if you feel like you’re in a harmful situation, you can triple click this big button in the app and it will dispatch emergency or police to your location or open a one-way communication to a dispatch center.

    CHUCK:  Oh, wow!

    JAIM:  Wow! That’s pretty cool.

    PETE:  It’s cool. It’s kind of like your phone is its own superhero or something.

    CHUCK:  There you go. Do you wear glasses during the day and then take them off to save the world?

    CHRIS:  Only when I go to the phone booth to change.

    CHUCK:  For a second there, I was like, “I’d like to see that,” and then I was like, “No, no I wouldn’t.”

    [Laughter]

    PETE:  So, do you do mainly iOS development when it comes to mobile or do you do Android as well?

    CHRIS:  So, I do a variety. I do Android, iOS, I do mobile web, I’ve done some PhoneGap and I’m Titanium Certified.

    PETE:  Okay.

    CHRIS:  Wow.

    PETE:  That sounds like the kind of thing a superhero would say, “I am Titanium Certified.”

    [Laughter]

    PETE:  But Kryptonite allergic.

    CHUCK:  Alright. Well, we brought you on today to talk about Mapkit.

    CHRIS:  Well, that’s great because I think writing applications that take advantage of mapping data are a lot of fun.

    CHUCK:  Do you know how many times my iPhone has gotten me lost?

    CHRIS:  No, I don’t.

    [Laughter]

    PETE:  You have to be a real expert to know that. I know about everyone’s Mapkit.

    CHUCK:  It’s about half the time, it seems. I get directions and it’s just like,