Integrating Mapbox with SwiftUI
You will learn how to use the powerful Mapbox SDK v10.2 and newer in an SwiftUI iOS app with UIViewControllerRepresentable.
In this article, I will cover the basic steps to get MapBox v10.2 and newer to run in an iOS app with SwiftUI. Mapbox is a neat and performative map framework for multiple platforms and can easily be integrated into iOS. Its latest version 10 came with major upgrades and important changes for the integration in iOS. As a benefit, it now is even more amazing and makes use of Metal for even faster performance.
Generally, I really like Apple's native framework for maps, MapKit. It works perfectly across Apple platforms, is fast, and provides a native use and feel that users came to appreciate. In certain use cases, however, Apple Maps are lacking features in comparison to the competition. For me, the only use case where this is critical is when using heatmaps. Even though such a functionality could be achieved with MapKit Overlays, it is non-trivial to implement and there is no great solution available in the open-source community that neatly integrates with MapKit. Therefore, Mapbox is a valid alternative to create amazing heatmaps.
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