Thursday, April 4, 2013

WhirlyGlobe-Maply 2.1 Announcement

The 2.1 release is now official.  Come, let us celebrate with an overly cluttered screen shot.

Now with 0.1 more functionality

What's In 2.1

Some of the less exciting changes are covered in various blog posts.  The good stuff is as follows.

  • Lofted Polygons.  They're pretty.
  • Auto-layout for makers and labels.  Now you can display lots of labels.
  • More shapes, like great circles and such.  
  • Now based on OpenGL ES 2.0 which allows for stuff like shaders.
  • Continuous zoom mode for getting really, really close to the ground.
  • The git project uses submodules for dependencies and data.  Easier to build.
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.

The high level Component is now functional enough to do just about anything you can do with the low level API.  The WhirlyGlobe-Maply Component interface is pure Objective-C, making it easier on developers.

As always, the WhirlyGlobe-Maply page is your main source of download instructions.

What's Next

Shockingly, WhirlyGlobe-Maply 2.2 is next.  It's already underway in the develop branch.  At this point it's looking like a performance release.  Crazy good performance.