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Tuesday, April 16 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Building Mobile Cross-Platform Geospatial Apps

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This session will not reveal why we are on Earth, but it will teach you how to find out where we all are on it. Looking for the user? Just find the phone. Thanks to standard built-in Location Services and hybrid positioning hardware, every modern smartphone knows where it is. In this session, ActiveNick shows you how to build a truly “smart” cross-platform phone application by adding Geospatial Services to it. Using C# and MonoTouch for iOS, the Windows Phone SDK, and Mono for Android, you will learn how to locate the device using the phone GPS and other Location Services, display spatial data on maps, manipulate them with touch gestures, geocode addresses into lat/long pairs, and more. We’ll discuss the various mapping technologies, SDKs and APIs across various mobile platforms, how to tap into geospatial features programmatically with Xamarin tools, and explore how geospatial systems can benefit from mobile services and apps. Location Intelligence is a natural extension of mobility. Come learn how all mobile developers should also be geospatial developers.

Prerequisites: Basics of Windows Phone, iOS, Web or Android Development, Visual Studio 2012 or Xcode, Intermediate C# or Objective C, Calling REST Services from any language


1.       Learn about location intelligence, geospatial applications and their related services, including map imagery, geocoding, routing, search and spatial storage.

2.       Learn about Location Services (GPS, A-GPS, IP lookup) on mobile platforms

3.       Build location-aware mobile applications on various mobile platforms

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Nick Landry

Nick Landry is a Senior Product Manager for mobile & data visualization at Infragistics, the leader in UI development tools. With 20+ years of professional experience with the world's top brands, Nick is a regular conference speaker, published author, 9-year Microsoft MVP on Windows... Read More →

Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
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