Closer Apple Maps integration with MapKit's public API


It seems that the WWDC this June is not only going to feature the different operating systems of the company. Apple is still committed to improving Maps and it is that in the source code of the conference website a link appears to "mapkit.js" which indicates the more than possible release of an API for Apple Maps.

In this case we can use the map in a really similar way to the direct competition of Apple Maps, Google Maps. It allows you to zoom in, zoom out or move through the different possible views and all of this is partly thanks to HTML 5 that allows to implement it in a web environment.

Surely many of you are thinking that this has already been done by Apple with its system of searching for devices in iCloud, with the Find my iPhone service, but in this case it seems that the API will be completely public and the business model is not yet known. that the question here would be, How does a MapKit public API for web benefit Apple?


All this will be resolved next June when WWDC 2016 begins and they tell us if we are really going to see this API released and later the benefits it could bring. In addition, it must also be taken into account that the Maps implementation and enhancements in terms of flyover views, traffic reports, public transport, etc., they continue to point towards a really interesting application both for users and for the company itself. We'll see.

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