Meet high-performance MapKit JS

Meet high-performance MapKit JS

MapKit JS provides a JavaScript API to embed interactive Apple Maps directly into your webpages or apps across different platforms and operating systems, including iOS and Android. Learn about the latest features to help improve load performance and make your web and native apps more responsive and faster — all while giving you more control.

If you are an Apple Developer Program subscriber and needs an interactive map on your website, you should try MapKit JS.

I made an effort to improve its start-up performance last year. Everything accumulated to this Tech Talk recorded and published on Apple Developer website.

It is also nice to be informed that one of the slides made it to the front page today:

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Gaia, OS shell in a <html>

This is the talk I gave in MozCamp Asia 2012. I talked about how the shell of Firefox OS (codenamed Gaia) is engineered and communicate with the rest of the operating system.

One thing to note is that you are not required to know anything mentioned in this slide to create a website or a web application, or even an Open Web Application; Gaia, or Firefox OS, should be just another browser for you. Only if you want to help out the roll out of Firefox OS v1, or hack the shell to design your own phone, you would need to know how Gaia works. To test your app on a simulated phone, check out r2d2b2g.

Having OS shells and application platforms engineered entirely with web technologies bring tremendous opportunities to the web developers. Web is already a dynamic visual playground — with layouts being invented everyday, from infinite scroll to Mansonry; imaging when these potential being unleashed to the web — Firefox OS is the platform doing that. Join us.