Google Maps iOS SDK includes street view, 3D buildings, indoor floor plans, and URL scheme. The APIs related to this SDK are Places API, Autocomplete API, Android API, and API picker. To visualize an idea of some of Google's favorite SDK Maps projects, users can explore WhatsApp, Foodspotting, 7-11, National Geographic, Expedia, AccuWeather, FedEx, HomeDepot, charity:Water, and Yarr Pirate Maps. Developers can add mapping, location, and location features to a new project to mimic 360° panoramas, 3D buildings, titled perspectives, indoor floor plans, and optimized design. To get started in the development part, users need to download version 1.9.1, access an API key, and follow the instructions to add mapping features to a project.
Facebook is taking another big reach toward location sharing with its latest update to its Places API. When the platform launched in August, we wrote that it was "read only for now." Now all developers can, with users' permission, share their locations on Facebook. And, perhaps more exciting, Facebook has opened up its venue database to help out.