For the last few days I’ve been trying out the new Google Maps SDK for iOS, to see if I can use it to bring Google Maps back to Zombie Outbreak Simulator for iOS. The SDK isn’t yet fully available to all developers as Google are handing out keys progressively, presumably so they can test it to make sure it works okay before going for a full release. I applied for access and Google sent me a key a few days later – thanks Google! :)
I was able to get the new maps SDK into iZOS without too much trouble, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite do what iZOS needs. I can get the zombies and civs to draw okay over the map:
However the zombies/civs don’t synchronize properly with the map. When I pan/zoom, the map lags behind the zombies/civs a bit, so it looks like the zombies and civs are sliding around on the ground.
This is Google’s first release of their new Google Maps SDK for iOS, so I’m hoping that they’ll update it in the future to add support for overlays, which should make it possible to properly synchronize content with the map.