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.
One of the most important--and too often forgotten--pieces of a successful API is promoting what developers have built. Doing so should be a win-win, as both platform and developer should benefit from third-party apps being discovered by users. Location-sharing service FourSquare just re-vamped its application gallery and now any developer can be included.