Mapping solutions are undergoing dramatic changes and developers that incorporate mapping into their apps will need to pay attention to the changes in this ecosystem because it could affect their application planning and development strategies in the months to come.
There's no question that Apple likes its developers. As the company made clear yesterday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the apps and services developers have created for iOS have launched an incredible market and ecosystem.
Apple said that for the first time iPhone and iPad users who use its new iOS 6 software will be able to make video calls using its FaceTime service over cellular data connections. Previously, FaceTime had been limited to Wi-Fi connectivity.
Apple unveiled the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, adding deep integration with Facebook and introducing a new Maps platform to replace Google's Maps data.
Today marks the start of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, where the company is expected to announce the new features of its iOS 6 operating system as well as new laptops.
As the iPhone 4S heads into the history books as one of the world's most successful smartphones , I'm betting the Apple product machine is deep into work on the next big thing. While most pundits