MobiMap 1.0-RC2

I just released version 1.0-RC2 of MobiMap library. Amongst the features I’ve added are:

  • better icons for screen controls
  • better support for touch screen devices with a new zoom slider
  • all strings are now internationalized in French and English
  • a help screen with all the active shortcuts when you hit 5 numeric key
  • it is now possible to customize all shortcuts programmatically

More information on the official site.

And if you want to test a demo application using MobiMap component, just point your mobile browser to http://mobimap.epseelon.org/mobimap.jad

We’d love to hear your feedback.

MobiMap First Release Candidate is Out

We needed a reusable mapping component for TagSpot development, and we wanted it to be Open Source so that everyone can reuse it and improve it for the general interest. There was no such library available on the environment we’re working on so… we made it!

And here comes MobiMap. MobiMap is a library that offers a reusable and customizable mapping component for several mobile platforms. Today, we’re releasing the first release candidate for version 1.0 of the JavaME version. We’re still working on porting this library to Windows Mobile and iPhone environments, and we’ll release the final version of all three libraries at the same time. Until then, we need feedback from mobile developers and we need help to improve the library.

The project website is on http://mobimap.epseelon.org
Out support forum is on http://groups.google.com/group/mobimap
Our issue tracker is here: http://bugs.epseelon.org
MobiMap’s Subversion repository is here: http://svn.epseelon.org/mobimap-javame

Special Thanks go to…

First I would like to thank developers of Pyx4Me and Microemulator, thanks to which we could develop this library on the Mac.

I would like to thank Romain Guy, Richard Bair and the whole SwingLabs Team: MobiMap component is heavily inspired from JXMapViewer Swing component.

Special thanks also go to Antoine Jacquet, aka Royale, whose blog article about tile providers really helped me a lot in understanding all the tile APIs.

And last but not least, thanks to the whole TagSpot team for their help and support.

Finally, if you want to see what MobiMap can do on your phone, you can type the following URL on your phone: http://mobimap.epseelon.org/mobimap.jad. Or if you’re just too lazy to type this URL and you know how to use a QRCode, you can use the one on the right.

Be careful though, as MobiMap will download quite a bit of map data over your mobile connection so…