LocusMaps Mobile SDK Intro
The video below provides a short demonstration of what our SDK is capable of and you will see:
- The detail and richness of the LAX map
- The user’s location being identified after parking and shown via familiar blue dot on the map (iBeacon, Apple or Google mapping)
- Directions to the check-in desk offered and the user using them to navigate to the desk
- The departure gate shown to the user after check-in on the map
- The user searching for restaurants close to his gate.
- The detailed information the map provides on Points of Interest like restaurants including location, photos, description, telephone numbers, metadata like menus and many more
If we were to pause the map at Terminal 7 and zoom in, you would see the rich details captured by the map, including:
The Point of Interest
- Amenities like charging stations, defibrillators, water fountains, nursing rooms and more.
- Basic layout
- Thoroughfares like stairs, elevators, escalators, walkways, passages and more.
These details are available for every floor of every building for a venue.
A few more things
Some of the other great features of our SDK not shown in the video above include:
- Pinned Map Markers which allow you to permanently highlight a Point of Interest like a lounge or check-in desk on the map
- Recommended Places and Searches which allow users to find preset Points of Interest using only 1 or 2 taps
- Powerful Search allowing users to find any Point of Interest by name, category or tag not only on any level of the map, but also within their immediate vicinity
- UI & Map Customization which allow you to apply your corporate branding to the map itself as well as the user interface
- Out of the box localization in several languages
Our native iOS and Android SDKs are incredibly easy to use and with just a few lines of code, our powerful and feature-rich maps are at your disposal. The sections below show how perform some of the most common tasks with our SDK.
Before using the SDK, some setup is needed, following which all tasks require only a few lines of code and in some cases as little as 1!
Showing a Map
Only a single call, “loadVenueAndMap” is needed to load a map asynchronously. Our SDK not automatically keeps maps up to date but also caches them for offline use:
Showing a Point of Interest
Showing detailed information like photos, location, etc. for a Point of Interest (POI) requires only a single method. The map will even automatically pan to and zoom in on the POI. Once a POI is showing, a user can also easily get directions from it to any other POI. In this case, we are going to show the Starbucks close to Gate 60:
Showing directions between any two Points of Interest also only requires only a single method! The code below shows how to show directions from the Blue20 Bar in Terminal 6 to Gate 75A in Terminal 7. The displayed navigation interface provides the user with easy step-by-step instructions how to reach their destination.
We hope that the information above has given you an insight into the richness, power and ease of integration of our SDK. If you would like to try these ouy yourself, please use the links below.
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