This chapter summarizes the available sensors on the iPhone and iPad platforms
and how they could be used in applications. It talks about the differences between
the hardware platforms.
This chapter includes a discussion on the Core Location framework, covering
standard location monitoring as well as the significant-change location service,
which provides a low-power way to get the current location and be notified of
changes to that location. It also covers region monitoring, which provides geo-
fencing capabilities on the platform.
This chapter includes a discussion on the MapKit framework, which allows you to
embed maps directly into your application’s views, and provides support for an-
notating these maps.
This chapter shows how to use the onboard magnetometer, which is present in
many iOS devices, as a digital compass using the Core Location framework.
This chapter discusses the geocoding capabilities of the platform that allow you to
go from a latitude and longitude to a place name, and vice versa.
This chapter walks through code that allows you to display heat maps on top of a
standard Map Kit view.
This chapter points to more information and some of the available third-party
software development kits (SDKs) that make it easier to carry out geocoding, geo-
fencing, and real-time location streaming as part of your application.