USE CASES

The GLMap framework serves a variety of purposes. Here are some examples of its most popular uses.

1. Showing a map inside an application

Goal

A global review service wants to show branded maps in its application when people check in. It has to be an affordable solution, because the service has a huge user base.

Solution

GLMap allows one to seamlessly integrate interactive maps into an application. Besides, it uses vector maps, which means the app owner is not micro-charged for each tile they load (as it is the case with raster map users) and thus saves money.

2. Adding a custom map to an application

Goal

An international fashion store wants to use custom maps for the store locator in their iOS app. Google maps are not easily tweaked to match the store’s sophisticated design. Plus, there is no one at Google to discuss implementation details with.

Solution

GLMap gives one complete freedom to customize maps to one’s needs. Besides, the GLMap team is always there to consult you on the specifics of the framework’s implementation.

3. Embedding a map into an application

Goal

A bank that operates in particular regions in France needs to embed a custom map that should also work offline into its application. This would speed up the app and make it more cost-effective.

Solution

The GLMap framework allows one to download an offline map and embed it into an application. The map can be further customized and built upon, too. Once the map is embedded, there is no need to pay for data delivery from GLMap servers. Hence, the solution is cost-efficient. It’s ideal for apps targeting a particular country or region, since the world map could be too bulky to embed in an app.

4. Downloading offline maps inside an application

Goal

A tour company needs to provide their users with the ability to download travel guides for different countries and cities while using the application offline.

Solution

If you build your app with the GLMap framework, you can program it to come with the world map. Once the user has downloaded the app, they can then get the offline map of a particular city or country when they download your travel guide.