The Charlotte iOS Developers Meetup Message Board › 2 Articles - UITableView and Mapping/Location
|Wallace B. M.||
A couple of my articles were recently posted and I wanted to share them with the group.
Data is what makes applications go. It could be a Twitter search, a running game score where you are playing against your friends, sales data, or any other type of data that users want to base decisions on. In this article, we're going to look at presenting tabular data to users in a UITableView. The UITableView has a number of visually attractive default styles that you can use. After we're done looking at these, we'll look at creating a custom UITableView layout. Along the journey, we'll look at some optimizations we can do that will give the user an improved experience. After we're done with this, we'll look at some strategies to get at various data sources, such as Representational State Transfer (REST), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), SQL Server, and the on-board SQLite database.
Mapping and Location:
Mobile phones are by definition, mobile. A couple of interesting questions that come up when users are mobile are, "What's around me for dinner?" and "Where can I get gasoline?" If you are a retailer or a company, you want to tell potential customers that there is a retail location near them. If you are a user, you might also be interested in learning about how to go from where you are to a specific address. In this article we'll look at these and associated features, so that we can provide them to users via mapping and location services to users in iOS apps. In this article, we will use Apple's Map Kit framework to provide the app's mapping support and the Core Location framework to provide location awareness. The support for Map Kit is within the MonoTouch.Map Kit namespace, and the support for location is within the MonoTouch.CoreLocation namespace. The two namespaces are used together.
If you're new to using MonoTouch, you might find it helpful to check out http://ios.xamarin.co.... Its a library that allows .NET/C# developers to write native applications in the iPhone using c#. I've got a couple of popular books on the subject as well.
Hopefully, these articles will help .NET/C# developers that are looking to target the iPhone/iPad/iOS and create native applications on these platforms.